Little millets with mixed vegetables variety rice ( Biryani )
A healthy dish of little millets with mixed vegetables and blend of spices to make a sumptuous meal .
Servings Prep Time
3servings 10minutes
Cook Time
9minutes
Servings Prep Time
3servings 10minutes
Cook Time
9minutes
Instructions
  1. wash and soak millets well. keep soaked for 15 minutes , Heat a suitable pan or use cooker vessel.
  2. add ghee, cumin seeds, star anise, cloves,pepper, cardamom,bay leaves, toast them well.
  3. add chopped tomato, thinly sliced onions, other vegetables, ginger garlic paste. sautee well ,
  4. add salt, add the Biryani masala powder, curd, add little little water to soften vegetables .
  5. add the toasted cashew nuts .Keep sauteing .
  6. when vegetables seems softened, add the millets , stir well, add remaining water .
  7. Cover and cook on a very low flame, I prefer the stove top method as cooker makes it mushy and millets cook quickly too.
  8. add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  9. add saffron soaked in milk …( also optional )..
  10. with 7-8 minutes the millets get cooked well absorbing water and infused with aroma of fresh whole spices .
  11. add 1 tsp ghee, stir well . Switch off gas .Cover and keep for a while .when a little cool you will see the grains all separated and not sticky .
  12. Serve with raita or any preferred accompaniment.
Recipe Notes

  Millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year. Millet is tiny in size and round in shape and can be white, gray, yellow or red. The most widely available form of millet found in stores is the hulled variety. Millets include jowar (great millet), ragi (finger millet), korra (foxtail millet), arke (kodo millet) and sama (little millet). All these are available in the form of rice (example: foxtail millet rice), rawa (example: jowar and bajra rawa)   Benefits of Little millets , also called as Samai in Tamil , or kutki in Hindi.. Like other varieties of millets , Little millets are also packed with nutrition and has host of excellent antioxidant properties. it helps reduces risk of type 2.diabetes, reduces risk of cardio vascular problems like heart attacks, has nearly 6.5 percent fibre and twice the amount of iron than wheat . rich in phyto chemicals, reduces cholestyerols, aids in digestion , lesser carbs than rice or wheat , and an abundance of thiamine . breat cancer, childhood asthma risks are greatly reduced. with rich sources of B vitamins, minerals like calcium, iron , zinc, potassium among others. the most significant benefit is the presence of iportant fats in the grain the good kind that aids in weight loss. so little millets should be your best bet if on a conscious weight loss regimen. Almost all other varieties of millets have similar nutritional profiles so you can choose the millet for a recipe, keep trying other  varieties too .