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Maheri recipe is an old recipe which is made in the villages for breakfast. My naani used to make this recipe when I visit her place in childhood. Traditionally it is made with fresh buttermilk and rice / broken wheat / millet on chulha. Although I have made this recipe on gas stove. You can also add vegetables to make this recipe more healthy and tasty.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch
Servings 2


  • 1 cup barnyard millet (washed and soaked in enough water for 30 minutes)
  • 4 cup buttermilk (made by stirring 2 cup of yogurt and 2 cup of water together)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil


  • Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker. Now add hing, cumin seeds. Once they starts crackling, add turmeric powder. Add 2 cup of water and salt and bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling add buttermilk and bring it to boil again.
  • Now add barnyard millet and mix well.
  • On slow flame pressure cook it till two whistles come.
  • Rest it for 5 minutes and serve hot with pickle and papad.

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