PROSO MILLET PULAO / KHICHDI
• Proso millet – 1 cup • Oil + ghee – 1 tbsp • Few whole garam masalas – bay leaf / jeera / clove / cinnamom / cardamom • Onion finely chopped – 1 small • Green chilli – 2 sliced • Curry leaves – few • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp • Mixed veges – 1 bowl [ carrot /green peas / beans /potato ] • Salt to taste • Sugar – 1/2 tsp [optional ] • Turmeric pwdr – 1/4 tsp • Coriander leaves + mint finely chopped – 1/2 cup • Lemon juice -1 tsp • Water – 2 1/2 cup • Fried cashew for garnish.
PREPARATION: Clean ,wash ,rinse and soak the millets for 15 mins .
Heat oil + ghee in a cooker ,add the whole garam masala and let it splutter .[ don’t burn ] Add onion + green chilli + curry leaves and fry till translucent . Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves . Add the veges and stir fry for a min . Add salt + sugar + turmeric + mint + coriander leaves + lemon juice one by one and fry till leaves shrink. Add the drained millet and mix well . Stir and fry for a min . Add 2 1/2 water and pressure cook upto 2 whistles till soft . *** if you like mushy texture cook upto 3 whistles . Allow the pressure to release . Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish . Serve hot with any side dish .