Millet Khichdi: A Tastier Version of your Boring Khichdi

Millet Khichdi: A Tastier Version of your Boring Khichdi


  • ¼ Foxtail Millet
  • ½ tbsp Yellow Moong dal
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp French beans, chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ½ Tomato chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • Water 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1 tsp oil


  1. Heat a pan, add foxtail millet and dry roast over low flame for 1 – 2 mins.
  2. Add moong dal to the pan and dry roast it for 10-20 seconds.
  3. Heat a cooker with oil. Add green chilli, mustard seeds, jeera and hing.
  4. Add onions, garlic and cook till it turns translucent.
  5. Add tomato and saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add chopped vegetables, peas and mix well.
  7. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dry roasted foxtail millet, yellow moong dal and mix well
  8. Add water, salt, mix well, close the cooker and cook for 3 whistles over low flame.
  9. Open the cooker once the pressure goes off, Millet khichdi is ready.
  10. Serve hot.
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