This is a simple pulao which i made using barnyard / kuthiraivali..Very healthy and pretty easy to make as well. I used barnyard millet for this, you can use varagu , samai or any millet as you like.
Barnyard Millet Pongal
Kambu Curd Rice
Barnyard Millet Kozhukattai
Grandma’s Horsegram Kuzhambu
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves : 2 to 3
Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali – 1 cup
Oil or Ghee – 2 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai – 1
Onion – 1 medium size sliced thinly
Green Chillies – 2 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblspn
Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup chopped finely
Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup chopped finely
Carrot – 1 medium size cubed
Beans – 5 chopped
Capsicum / Bell Peppers – 1/2 chopped
Salt to taste
Water – 1.5 cup
Wash millet really well and soak it for 15 mins or so
Heat oil in a cooker. Add in all the whole spices and let them sizzle.
Add in onions, chillies and cook till golden.
Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
Add in carrots, beans and capsicum and saute for a min.
Add in the drained millet and toss well in the oil…Add in water, salt and mix well.
Cover and simmer. Pressure cook on a very low heat for 10 mins.
Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Wash the millet well|
|soak it in water for 15 mins|
|Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker|
|Add in all the whole spices|
|Saute for a min or so|
|Add in onions and chillies|
|saute for a min|
|add in ginger garlic paste|
|add in some chopped mint and coriander leaves|
|add in capsicum, beans and carrots|
|drain the millet|
|add the millet into the oil|
|toss well in the oil|
|cover with water|
|add in salt|
|mix well and bring it to a boil..Simmer and cook|
|now it is done|
|fluff the rice|