Kodo Millet Pilaf

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Millets have made a come bake in a big way for a few simple reasons. They are easy to grow and doesn't need extensive resources like paddy (rice) or wheat while cultivating. Hence mainly free from pest and fertilizers, these easy on pocket poor man's food can be easily and exotically seen on Rich man's plate. It is also making diet conscious people happy because it's gluten-free and very less in calories, have the high amount of fiber and so it keeps full for a longer time. Doctors, dietitians, and nutritionist are recommending to include a variety of millets in the meal. Few millets are Little Millet, Kodo Millet, Foxtail Millet, Pearl Millet, Barnyard Millet, sorghum. Here is the simple recipe of Kodo millet and Little Millet Pilaf or Khichadi.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1/4 cup Kodo Millet
  • 1 / Millet samai - cup little
  • Veggies of choice
  • 50 gm Red Pumpkin
  • 50 gm Bottle Gourd
  • 1 Beet Root - 1 Medium Size 50 gram beet root medium size
  • 10 leaves Beet Root Leaves - 10 -15. beet root
  • 50 gm Peas
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Water for boiling
  • Seasoning for
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • gm Black Gram Split And Skinned urad dal dhuli- 1 teaspoon black split and skinned
  • 5 leaves Curry
  • 3 Red Chillies whole
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp Desi Ghee


  • Boil Kodo Millet and Little millet separately. The ratio to boil Kodo millet is 1:3, ie take 1 portion of Kodo millet and 3 ratios of water. The ratio to boil little millet (samai) is 1:2 ie one portion of little millet and 2 portions of water.
  • Chop all the vegetables and steam them expect beet root leaves (Can include other leaves of your choice).
  • Steaming or boiling retains all the nutrients of the veggies and millets, so avoid pressure cook. It also leaves the veggies crunchy which otherwise become mushy when pressure cooked.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee, and add mustard seeds and split black dal, let it splutter, drop in Chillies and curry leaves and asafoetida, turmeric powder and all the veggies, along with the beetroot leaves. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the millets and let it cook for another 3 minutes so that the flavors infuse. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with a dollop of ghee along with mint chutney or any pickle of your choice.

Recipe Notes

If you are looking for more millet recipes – Check out my Mix millet Cake or Mix Millet Pancake
It is good to make ghee at home and here is the recipe for HomeMade Ghee.
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Kirti Yadav
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