Mixed Millet Salad With Green Chutney Dressing is a healthy and spicy salad with Indian flavours. It’s a simple salad which gets ready in a jiffy provided you have coriander-mint chutney with you.

This millet salad is made with boiled millet. You can boil the millet and keep in your refrigerator as they keep good for 3 to 4 days easily.

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Mixed Millet Salad At My Place

Though all millets are superfoods but each of these has its own positives as well. Like Ragi is rich in calcium and iron, Barnyard millet is fibre rich, Proso and Foxtail are protein-rich and so on. So, I just thought of mixing all these millets in my salad. And this time for dressing also, instead of using olive oil or vinegar, I kept it simple by adding some basic veggies like tomato and cucumber into the boiled millets and then tossing everything in green chutney. And the result was awesome. It was a hit and everybody said that I should make it often.

Green Chutney As A Dressing

When it comes to salad, I prefer light dressings as compared to creamy dressings. I have shared so many salads by now and none of them has a creamy dressing. Be it soup or salad, we prefer a light one only.

So, when I was making this salad, suddenly it reminded me of a salad I had at my mom’s place a few months back. It was a different salad, but my sister-in-law, Tripti, had used green chutney as the dressing. I had liked it a lot and really wanted to use it sometime. So, when I made this millet salad,  I tried the same dressing and the result was excellent. After all, green chutney has all the spices in it and is tangy as well. Also, its there in the refrigerator most of the time so why not use it as it is?

How To Make Mixed Millet Salad

To make this millet salad, I took 5 types of millets namely, Finger millet (Ragi), Barnyard millet (Sama), Little Millet (Kutki), Kodo (Kodon) and Foxtail millet (Kangni), all in equal quantity. There’s nothing specific in this. I just chose randomly from the millets lying in my pantry. You can take as it is or just one or two or maybe more than five millets. Basically, anything that you wish to have.

Then the next step is to wash them thoroughly by changing water several times as these really have a lot of dirt. Once the water gets clean, soak these millets for a minimum of four hours. You can always soak for 6 to 7 hours too. Once soaked, the millets get double in volume. Like, I took just 1/2 cup millet and after soaking they were 1 cup full. After soaking, of course, the next step is to boil them.

And once boiled, add whatever veggies are there in your pantry, like cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, onion, bell peppers etc. As you know that I like to add one fruit to my salad as it gives a very subtle sweetness to the salad. So, I added pomegranate pearls. This not only enhances the looks but also works wonders in its taste. I simply added green chutney to this and my salad got ready. Lastly, at the time of serving added some roasted peanuts.

Well, if you do not have green chutney handy, then you can add chat masala along with salt and pepper.

Brownie Points Of My Mixed Millet Salad

Gluten-free
Vegan
Easy and Quick To Make
An altogether Different Dressing
Made With 5 Different kinds of Millets
Spicy And Tangy
Has Indian Flavours

Detailed Recipe Of Mixed Millet Salad With Step By Step Pics

For The Salad

  • Take 1/2 cup millets of your choice. I took 2tbsp each of Ragi, Barnyard, Little, Kodo and Foxtail.

  • Wash these thoroughly by changing water several times as there is lot of dirt in it.

  • Once the water gets clean, soak it for 3 to 4 hours.
  • After about 4 hours, drain the water and boil millets.
  • For this, put the soaked millets in the pressure cooker along with 1 cup water and cook for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the pressure settle down fully.

  • Open the pressure cooker and fluff the boiled millets.

  • You can keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days easily.
  • For making the salad, let the boiled millets cool down completely first.
  • Once cooled, add chopped tomato, cucumber, peppers etc and green chutney to it.

  • Toss everything. Add some pomegranate pearls as this really enhances the taste as well as the looks of the salad.

  • Adjust seasoning if need be.
  • At the time of serving, add roasted and crushed peanuts.
  • Serve with love, lemon coriander soup optional.

For Green Chutney

  • Take all the ingredients in the grinder and make a fine paste.

Recipe Card Of Mixed Millet Salad

Mixed Millet Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 4 hours

Ingredients

My Cup Measures 240 ml

For The Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Mixed Millets
  • 1 Cup Mixed Veggies (Cucumber, Tomato, Peppers, Onions etc)
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp Green Chutney
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted & Crushed Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Pearls

For Green Chutney

  • 1/2 Cup Green Coriander
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Dried Mango Powder (Amchoor) Or Lemon Juice
  • 2 Green Chillies

Instructions

For The Salad

  1. Take 1/2 cup millets of your choice. I took 2tbsp each of Ragi, Barnyard, Little, Kodo and Foxtail.
  2. Wash these thoroughly by changing water several times as there is lot of dirt in it.
  3. Once the water gets clean, soak it for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. After about 4 hours, drain the water and boil millets.
  5. For this, put the soaked millets in the pressure cooker along with 1 cup water and cook for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the pressure settle down fully.
  6. Open the pressure cooker and fluff the boiled millets. This will be now almost 2 cups.

  7. You can keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days easily.
  8. For making the salad, let the boiled millets cool down completely first.
  9. Once cooled, add chopped tomato, cucumber, peppers etc and green chutney to it.
  10. Toss everything. Add some pomegranate pearls as this really enhances the taste as well as the looks of the salad.
  11. Adjust seasoning if need be.
  12. At the time of serving, add roasted and crushed peanuts.
  13. Serve with love, lemon coriander soup optional.

For Green Chutney Dressing

  1. Clean and wash green coriander and mint.

  2. Roughly chop these.

  3. Put chopped coriander, mint and all the spices mentioned under Green chutney in the grinder. Add 2 tbsp water and 2 ice cubes and gring to a fine paste.

Recipe Notes

  • 1/2 cup millets become 1 cup after soaking and finally becomes 2 cups after boiling.
  • Take millets of your choice. 
  • You can make green chutney as per your recipe too.
  • In the absence of green chutney, add chat masala, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • Ice cubes are added as it helps in retaining the bright green colour of the green chutney.

I hope you have liked this easy and healthy recipe of Mixed Millet Salad and will surely try it out for your loved ones.

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