How to cook Foxtail millet khichdi

Foxtail millet khichdi dish consists millet with lentil and vegetables and is a powerhouse of nutrition. Foxtail millet khichdi is perfect for meals. Millets are basically cereal crops and small seed grasses that are extremely healthy and have nutrients in abundance.

Well, in India we have been using millets in our regular diet for centuries. Recently, people have started including millets in their diet and millets have started gaining a lot of popularity also.


Thinai [Foxtail Millet] – 2 cups

Onion-1 [sliced]

Green peas – ½ cup

Potato – half cup [cut into small cubes]

Half cup – carrot [chopped]

Tomato – one [ chopped]

Green chili ½ – 1 [chopped]

Curry leaves- few

Ginger-2 tbsp  [chopped]

Mustard seeds- 1/2 tablespoon

Bengal gram- 01 tbsp

01 tbsp- Urad dal

Turmeric powder – one-fourth tsp

Red chili powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander leaves- a few

Water-3 ½ to 4 cups

Salt to taste

Oil – Two tbsp

Serving 3 people


Firstly, wash & soak Foxtail millet for 20 min.

Side by side, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds & let its splutter.

Then, add Bengal gram, and urad dal, and mix it. Add onions, ginger, green chili, tomato, potato, green peas, carrot, & curry leaves to it. Mix well

Furthermore, add turmeric & red chili powder to the mixture.

Now, add water and salt and let it boil. Then, add Foxtail and mix well. Cover it and cook for 3 whistles.

Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Finally, serve hot and enjoy!

It can be eaten with curd, pickle, or chutney.

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