Foxtail Millet Veggie Pulao in One Pot

Foxtail Millet Vegetable Pulao is a wholesome and nutritious dish packed with a plethora of health benefits. This vibrant and flavorful pulao combines the goodness of foxtail millet, a nutrient-rich ancient grain, with an array of colorful vegetables and aromatic spices. Rich in fiber, foxtail millet aids digestion, promotes satiety, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. The addition of vegetables provides essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, supporting overall well-being. Moreover, this dish is low in fat and cholesterol, making it heart-friendly and suitable for those seeking a balanced and nutritious diet.


  • 1 cup foxtail millet, soaked in water for 3 hours
  • 1 1/2 table spoon coconut oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 3 green chilies, slit
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup soy chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 table spoon yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)


  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cumin seeds. Fry them until fragrant.
  • Stir in ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add sliced onions, turmeric powder, salt, and red chili powder. Sauté the onions until translucent.
  • Add slit green chilies, curry leaves, chopped tomato, diced potato, bell pepper, carrots, and soy chunks. Sauté the vegetables for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well to coat the vegetables.
  • Stir in yogurt and sauté for a minute.
  • Drain the soaked foxtail millet and add it to the cooker. Sauté for another minute.
  • Pour in 1 1/2 cups of water and add salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Add coriander leaves and kasoori methi. Close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles or until the millet and vegetables are cooked through.
  • Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally. Serve hot and enjoy the nutritious Foxtail Millet Vegetable Pulao!

One serving of foxtail millet veggie pulao approximately contains:

  • Calories: 300Kcal
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 10g

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