In Quick Millet Recipes Breakfast, I am sharing a few recipes which can be prepared in a jiffy in the busy mornings.

Boiled millet in the refrigerator is a boon. Using it so many dishes can be made and that too in a jiffy. Upma is one such breakfast dish.

Millet Upma

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Millet Upma

I love making this millet Upma for more than one reason. Its easy to make, get ready in a jiffy, nutritious, fibre rich, devoid of carbs and above all, is loved by everyone in my family. That itself is the biggest reason to make it every now n then.

Millets In Breakfast

Millets are wholesome and full of nutrition. We all know this and therefore it is best if we can include these in our breakfast. Millet flour can be easily used and various breakfast items can be made from it in a jiffy like Instant Ragi Dosa. But if we have to include whole millets then it requires a lot of time. These need to be soaked then boiled and then can be used. ut the best thing is that boiled millet remains good in the refrigerator for easily up to 3 to 4 days. So, if you have boiled millet in your refrigerator then it can be used in the morning and can be turned into various nourishing breakfast items.

How To Boil Millet?

Boiled millet in your refrigerator is a boon in itself. There are so many ways in which this can be used. If kept in an airtight container, it remains good for 3 to 4 days easily.

Before I tell you my method, I would like to say that I like boiled millet which is separated and is not sticky or mushy. For getting this type of millet, my standard method is to boil it for 2 whistles with equal quantity of water. Like 1 cup water for 1 cup millet. And it is must to soak the millet before boiling it. So, the simple steps are:

  1. Soak millet for at least 2 hours, more the better.
  2. Drain this water and rinse it again in freshwater.
  3. Boil it in the pressure cooker with an equal quantity of water for 2 whistles.
  4. Wait till the steam releases and then open the pressure cooker.

Quick Recipes With Boiled Millet

  1. Porridge
  2. Yogurt Parfait
  3. Upma
  4. Eaten As Rice With Lentils
  5. Lemon Millet
  6. Tamarind Millet
  7. Kebabs
  8. Energy Balls
  9. Salad
  10. Quiche

Today, I am sharing with you Millet Upma recipe and will soon share other recipes too.

Millet Upma Recipe

If I say that this Upma was made in just 5 minutes, will you believe me? You might say I am kidding but trust me it did get ready in, in fact, less than 5 minutes. This became possible as I had boiled millet in my refrigerator. When I boiled Kodo millet, I used it first to make kebabs and kept the remaining in an airtight container in the refrigerator. After two days, in the morning, made Upma and was liked by everyone. For making Upma, i first sauteed some veggies and then tossed boiled millet in it. And the taste was perfect. So, let us see the step by step recipe to make millet Upma.

Millet Upma Is made exactly like the regular semolina Upma but the difference is that millet is not roasted like semolina. Also, using boiled millet gives quick and good results.

Detailed Recipe Of Millet Upma With Step By Step Pics

To Boil Millet

  • Rinse  Kodo millet in water by changing water several times till you get clear water. You get lot of brown coloured water while rubbing this millet in water.

Quick Millet Recipes

  • Soak it in enough water for a minimum of 2 hours. More the better. You can soak it overnight too.
  • Once again rinse it in clean water.
  • Add water and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  • Let the steam settle down on its own.
  • Open the pressure cooker and your fluffy boiled Kodo millet is ready. Follow the same method for any other millet too.

How To Boil Millet

  • Use it immediately or keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Remains good for 3 to 4 days.

Make Upma

  • In a wok, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, whole red chilli, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a while and then add green chillies, tomatoes and onions. You may add other veggies like carrots or peas. Use boiled peas if planning to use. I simply added onions and tomatoes. And that too, I chopped in the food processor so it was done very quickly.

Millet Upma

  • Saute the veggies too for a minute and add boiled millet.

Millet Upma

  • Mix in salt and lemon juice as per taste and toss everything.

Millet Upma

  • Sprinkle some crushed peanuts. You can add corn flakes or some kind of mixture also like Navratan mixture or Bhujia.
  • Garnish with lots of chopped green coriander. (I couldn’t as I didn’t have it that day.)
  • Millet Upma is ready.
  • Serve with love, Lemon Lassi optional.
Variation:
  • Quinoa Upma: Replace boiled millet with boiled Quinoa and your Quinoa Upma is ready.

Recipe Card Of Millet Upma

Kodo Millet Upma

A breakfast which gets ready in a jiffy.

Ingredients

Boil Kodo Millet

  • 1/3 Cup Kodo Millet
  • 1/3 Cup Water

Make Upma

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 or 3 Whole Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • Few Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Onion, Chopped Finely
  • 2 Tbsp Tomatoes, Chopped Finely
  • Salt To Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted And Crushed Peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice Or As Per Taste

Instructions

To Boil Millet

  1. Rinse  Kodo millet in water by changing water several times till you get clear water. You get lot of brown coloured water while rubbing this millet in water.
  2. Soak it in enough water for a minimum of 2 hours. More the better. You can soak it overnight too.
  3. Once again rinse it in clean water.
  4. Add water and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  5. Let the steam settle down on its own.
  6. Open the pressure cooker and your fluffy boiled Kodo millet is ready. Follow the same method for any other millet too.
  7. Use it immediately or keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  8. Remains good for 3 to 4 days.

Make Upma

  1. In a wok, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, whole red chilli, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves.
  2. Saute for a while and then add green chillies, tomatoes and onions. You may add other veggies like carrots or peas. Use boiled peas if planning to use. I simply added onions and tomatoes. And that too, I chopped in the food processor so it was done very quickly.
  3. Saute the veggies too for a minute and add boiled millet.
  4. Mix in salt and lemon juice as per taste and toss everything.
  5. Sprinkle some crushed peanuts. You can add corn flakes or some kind of mixture also like Navratan mixture or Bhujia.
  6. Millet Upma is ready. Garnish with lots of chopped coriander leaves.

  7. Serve with love, Lemon Lassi optional.

Recipe Notes

  • Add lemon juice at the time of serving only.

 

Hope you have liked these quick millet recipes. I am sure you will definitely try it out for your loved ones. I would love to have your views regarding this.

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