How to Make healthy Barnyard Millet Upma

This is easy healthy and tasty recipe .This dish is also know as oodalu uppittu in south India.

Barnyard Millet has the highest dietary fiber and iron content compared to all other millets and cereals like rice and wheat.

It is rich in fibre and minerals like calcium, copper and iron which is essential for maintaining a healthy and fit body.

This dish is ideally be consumed during the winter season.


1.Barnyard millet (Samak) Rice -1/2 cup

2. Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp

3.Cloves- 2

4.Black peppercorn -3

5.Cardamom, green- 2

6.Peanuts, roasted-1/2 tbsp

7.Ginger, minced -1/4 tsp

8.Green chilli-1

9.Potato, boiled-1/2 cup

10.Desi ghee-1 tbsp

11.Rock salt (sendha namak)-to taste

12.Cashews, roasted-10

13.Coriander leaves, chopped-1 tbsp

14.Lime juice-1 tsp

Serving Size: 1 Bowl


1.wash and soak sama rice or Barnyard millet for 30 minutes

1.Place a pan on medium heat and pour ghee into the pan.

2.Once the ghee heats up, toss in cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, and green cardamom pods, and stir.

3.Now Add roasted peanuts, minced ginger, and green chillies. Sauté for 30 seconds.

4.Now add boiled potato, and cook for about 1 minute.

5.Add sama rice /Barnyard Millet (and stir to coat well with ghee and spices, about 3 minutes.

6.Pour in 300 ml (1¼ cups) water, add rock salt (sendha namak), stir, then cover and cook till the water is absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes.

7.Use a fork to fluff the rice.

8.Add fried cashew nuts, coriander leaves, and lime juice.

9.mix the upma properly and then remove from heat.

10.Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot

Nutritional Value Of Barnyard Millet Upma –

Fat-4 gm
Protein-3 gm
calories-103 cal

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