Korralu Upma

Korralu Upma Foxtail Millet

Korralu Upma

Foxtail Millet Upma

Add variety and nutrition to your meals with this versatile ingredient – the foxtail millet. Foxtail millet is rich in fiber, protein and low in fat. Beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels as it is a good source of magnesium. 

Time: 30 minutes

Serves:  02


1 cup Foxtail millet / Kangni / Varagu

2.5 cups Water

1 medium size onion; finely chopped

1 small tomato; chopped

1/2 cup Mixed veggies (Beans, Carrots and Peas); finely chopped

2-4 Green Chillies; chopped

Few Coriander leaves; chopped

1 tsp Lemon juice

Salt as required

2-3 tbsp grated coconut

For Tempering

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp Split Black gram/ Urad dal

1/2 tsp Bengal Gram/ Chana Dal

a pinch Turmeric powder

few Curry Leaves

Korralu Upma Foxtail MilletInstructions

  1. Rinse the foxtail millet and soak in water for 10-15 minutes. Drain water and keep aside
  2. Take a pan, add oil and heat. Add chana dal, urad dal and mustard seeds. Fry till they turn golden brown. Once the mustard splutters, add curry leaves, onion and green chillies.
  3. Sauté for a minute and add chopped tomatoes.
  4. Add finely chopped mixed veggies, salt, turmeric and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add water and once it starts to boil, add foxtail millet. Mix well.
  6. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on low flame.
  7. Once foxtail millet is cooked, add coriander leaves, lemon juice and coconut.
  8. Serve hot.


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