Foxtail millet tomato rice

Foxtail millet tomato rice /Thinai arisi thakkali sadham

Foxtail millet tomato rice is a healthy, easy and tasty meal for your lunch. You can enjoy the tangy and spicy rice if you prepare this in ahead of time. The ground tomato paste adds beautiful colour and wonderful taste of this rice. This rice is prepared with very few common ingredients and very little preparation work. Cooking time is not more than 20 minutes. Always remember to use very less oil and salt for cooking millets because it requires very little oil. To add extra colour to this rice you can add fresh green peas. If you do not have foxtail millets you can replace it with Kodo Millets or Barnyard millets


Foxtail millet tomato rice is a healthy, easy and tasty meal for your lunch. You can enjoy the tangy and spicy rice if you prepare this in ahead of time. The ground tomato paste adds beautiful colour and wonderful taste of this rice. This rice is prepared with very few common ingredients and very little preparation work. Cooking time is not more than 20 minutes. Always remember to use very less oil and salt for cooking millets because it requires very little oil. To add extra colour to this rice you can add fresh green peas. If you do not have foxtail millets you can replace it with Kodo Millets or Barnyard millets.





Foxtail millet/ Thinai arisi takkali sadam

Prep time : 8 minutes
Cook time : 12 minutes
Total time : 20 minutes
Serves : 3


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup foxtail millet 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped small onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp urid dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • few coriander leaves
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
For tomato paste 
  • 1 big or 2 small tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
Cooking Directions

1. Keep all the ingredients ready for cooking. Measure and take the rice in a bowl and wash the rice gently for 2 to 3 times in cold water.



2. Grind the tomatoes, garlic cloves, ginger, pepper powder, turmeric powder and chilly powder smoothly. No need to add any water.


3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pressure cooker or pan and add the mustard, urid dal and channa dal. Next, add the chopped small onions and chopped green chillies.  When the onions turn soft add the tomatoes and curry leaves.


4. Saute it for few seconds and add the ground tomato paste.Stir and saute them well until it gets thick.  Next,  add the finely chopped coriander leaves and stir it well.


5. Add 3 cups of water and required salt. (Water ratio 1:3 measure and add 3 times)
Mix them well and add the drained foxtail millets. Reduce the flame to low and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and keep the cooker down from the stove top. Allow the pressure to settle down naturally.


6. Now open the cooker and fluff the rice gently. Immediately transfer it to serving dish. Please do not keep the cooked millets as it is in the cooker. Then your millets won't look good and it becomes hard. Yummy and healthy Foxtail millets tomato rice is ready to serve. You can serve it any vegetable salad or vegetable kootu. 

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