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foxtail millet khichdi recipe

Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

This foxtail millet khichdi recipe with a vegan version 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 310kcal
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 or coconut oil for vegan recipe
  • 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


  • Soak millets and lentils for an hour. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp. ghee or coconut oil (for vegan) 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.
  • Add about 3 cups water, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Add cilantro.
  • Cook for 2 whistles.
  • Open the cooker. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. ghee or coconut oil on khichdi and fluff it up.
  • Your millet khichdi is ready to serve.


  • Soaking millets is important as it helps in cooking it fast.
  • Millets tend to dry out more during cooking hence adequate ghee/oil is needed.
  • Add chillies as per taste.
  • You can use any variety of millets in this dish.
  • Use coconut oil for a vegan foxtail millet khichdi


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1560IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4.3mg