Kodo Millet Upma

Millets are delicious and nutritious. For most people however, cooking with them is still a bit of a mystery. This recipe is part of a series by Slurrp Farm that takes all the guesswork out of cooking with millets and help you make easy, creative dishes that will become a staple in your home.

1 cup kodo millet
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
15 green beans, chopped
1 potato, chopped
1-inch ginger, grated
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp black gram dal
1 tbsp chana dal
5 curry leaves
2 green chillies, chopped
Water, as required
Oil, as required

Wash kodo millet 2-3 times, then drain the water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
Now, add black gram dal, chana dal, curry leaves and green chillies.
Once the dal turns golden brown, add onions, ginger and turmeric.
Saute till onions turn golden-brown.
Add carrots, beans and potato. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add kodo millet and saute for a minute, till all the ingredients are combined.
Pour water and add salt. Bring to boil and close the lid.
Cook in moderate flame for 3 whistles.
Once the pressure subsides, take off the lid and transfer the upma onto a serving plate.
Serve hot with any type of chutney or sambar.

Read about the different kinds of millets and why we need to be cooking more with them here