foxtail millet khichdi recipe

Foxtail Millet and Lentils Khichdi

This is a nutritionally balanced one pot meal that makes for a lovely breakfast or brunch. It has the goodness of millets with lentils and veggies. A must try recipe.

Course Main Course, One pot meal
Cuisine Indian
Keyword foxtail millet khichdi recipe, millet khichdi
recipe foxtail millet khichdi recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 310 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 1 cup foxtail millet
  • 1 cup split green gram lentils
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables carrot, peas, broccoli, beans etc.
  • 2-3 green chillies sliced optional
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • Garnish
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro chopped


  1. Soak millets and lentils for an hour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Now add sliced onions and fry till they are golden brown. Takes upto 5-6 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and cook for 2 minutes. Now all the millets, lentils and chopped vegetables and mix well.
  3. Add about 3 cups water, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Add cilantro.

  4. Cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Open the cooker. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. ghee on khichdi and fluff it up.
  6. Your millet khichdi is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Foxtail Millet and Lentils Khichdi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 31.2%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 23.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.