3 Quick & Easy Foxtail Millet Recipes 

to Benefit Your Heart Health

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Foxtail millet, the second-most widely planted variety millets, is a rich source of nutrients.

"A protein in the bran of foxtail millet can control heart-related problems to some extent." -Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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Millet Facts:

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01 Excellent alternative to rice

02 Helps control blood sugar levels

03 Aids in weight loss

Foxtail millet dosa

Ingredients: Foxtail millet – 200 g Urad dal – 80 g Fenugreek seeds – 1.5 teaspoon Salt – for taste Oil – as required

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Steps 1-3

1: Wash the millet, dal and fenugreek seeds in cold water. 2:  Soak them in separate bowls for six hours, or overnight. 3:  Blend into a smooth batter with water.

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4: Add salt to taste. 5: Let the batter ferment for another six hours. 6: Take a dosa pan, grease it with oil, pour the batter, and spread it using a ladle into a round shape. 

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Foxtail millet upma

Ingredients: Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon White Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon Curry leaves – 2 sprig, finely chopped Green Chilli – 1 Dry Red Chilli – 1 Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Ginger – 1 inch, finely chopped Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon Carrot – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Green beans – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Foxtail Millet – 1 cup Lemon – 1 Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons Ghee – 1 tablespoon

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Steps 1-3

1: Add mustard seeds and urad dal to hot oil in a pressure cooker. 2: Allow it to crackle and turn golden brown, and then add green and red chillies. 3: Next, add onion and ginger.

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4: Add curry leaves, turmeric powder, beans, carrot, foxtail millet, salt and 2.5 cups of water. 5: Let the cooker give out five or six whistles. Simmer for another five minutes, squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle coriander leaves. 6: Serve it hot with tomato chutney.

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Foxtail millet upma

Ingredients: Foxtail millet – ½ cup Moong dal – ½ cup Water – 2.5 cups Carrot, beans, peas, capsicum – 1 cup, finely chopped Methi leaves – ¼ cup Tomato – 1 Ghee – 1.3 tablespoon Ginger – 1 teaspoon, grated Cumin – ½ teaspoon Red chilly powder – ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon Salt – for taste

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Steps 1-5

1: Clean and soak millets and dal for one hour. 2: Add ghee to a heated pressure cooker. 3: Add cumin and ginger. 4: Add veggies and saute them for three minutes. 5: Add turmeric, red chilli, garam masala powders and salt.

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6: Drain dal and millet, add them and saute for three minutes. 7: Add water and let the cooker give out 2-3 whistles. 8: Open the vessel and add a little more ghee. 9: Serve hot with spicy pickle and papad.

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