Thursday, August 10, 2017

Little Millet Upma Recipe | Samai Upma | Millet Recipes

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little millet upma
Little millet upma recipe with step by step photos.Millets have been widely used these days across the country because of their various health benefits.Millets are gluten free and have high nutritional values and also they have the capacity to reduce the risk of heart disease and few other.They are also an excellent source of protein and fiber and have low glycemic index.It is good to include these milllets in your diet regularly.
samai upma
I use various millet flours like Ragi,Jowar,Bajra regularly in the form of bhakris and rotis and I use the whole millets occasionally.These whole millets like Little millet,kodo millet,barnyard millet and foxtail millet can be cooked as whole and can be eaten with curries and stews instead of rice.Millets can be used in various breakfast varieties like upma,pongal,idli,dosa etc and follow the same process by substituting rice and rawa with the millets in the recipe.
millet upma
Check out other millet recipes in my blog - Foxtail millet kheer,Wheat-Jowar grains salad,Multigrain Sprouts Salad,Multigrain Dosa,Sadda Rottelu,Teepi Sadda Rottelu,Thalipeeth,Ragi rava Upma, Ragi Rotti, Masala Jowar Rotti and Masala Sajja Rotti.
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Here is how to make little millet upma recipe with step by step photos:
Little Millet Upma Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Total time: 25 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Breakfast

1 cup Little millets/Samai(or any other millet)
2.5 cups Water
3/4 cup chopped mixed Vegetables(beans,carrot,peas,capsicum etc)
2-3 tbsp grated fresh/frozen Coconut
2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
1 Onion,sliced
2-3 Green chilies, slit and chopped
juice of 1/2 Lemon
a sprig of Curry leaves
1 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1.5 tbsp Oil
Salt, to taste

  • Dry roast little millets for 2-3 minutes, you do not need to roast until they change color.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and then add chana dal and urad dal and fry until they turn slight red in color.
  • Now add slit green chilies,curry leaves and fry until the chilies wilt.
  • Add sliced onions and fry until the onions turn translucent and then add chopped vegetables and fry them for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 2.5 cups of water,salt and let the water come to a boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling add the roasted millets and keep stirring constantly and cover it and let it cook on sim for another 4-5 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
  • Add grated coconut,coriander leaves and lemon juice and give a nice stir, switch off the flame and cover it and let it sit for another 5 mins.
Mix again and serve hot with chutney/pickle/chips.

  1. One can use any other millets like proso millet, foxtail millet, ragi rava, kodo millet etc and the regular rava, rice rava,lapsi rawa,bansi rawa etc and follow the same process.
  2. Roasting the millets ensures that the upma will not become sticky and also gives a nice flavor,so do not skip this step.
  3. If you want the upma to be very soft add 1c millets:3c water,if you want it bit dry then add it in the ratio of 1c rawa:2 1/2 c water.
  4. You can add some ghee on top while serving.


Unknown said...

It is an excellent healthy recipe for breakfast.

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