Breakfast

Millet Upma

This recipe is a very easy, simple one that is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can begin your day with. I use foxtail millet for this recipe, but you can use any other kind of millet that you have. I love that this is gluten free and vegan – pleasing all those on the table, and you can spice it up with as much or as less chilies and your vegetables!

Enjoy!

The Recipe
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • ½ cup foxtail millet
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 8 – 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, small thinly sliced
  • finely diced green capsicum
  • ½ tsp salt
  • finely chopped coriander for top

Instructions

  • Heat little over a cup of water in a small pan. Once this comes to a boil, add millets with ½ tsp salt. Cover and cook until the millets are soft but not mushy – it will take around 8 minutes. Once cooked, uncover and fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in another pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start to sizzle add the finely chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and cook until fragrant
  • Then add all vegetables with salt and stir well and cook – cover the pan if required
  • Then once the vegetables are cooked through add the cooked millet and stir to combine.
  • Then stir in the chopped coriander and serve warm