Thursday, March 19, 2015

Barnyard Millet Tomato Bath(Tomato Pulao) | Kuthiravali Tomato Pulao | Millet Tomato Bath | Easy Millet Recipes

Barnyard Millet Tomato Pulao
Kuthiraivali Tomato Pulao is a simple yet flavorful and healthy one pot meal recipe with step by step photos. Few Months back I saw this millets in Indian Grocery Store in the name of Mario/Vrat Chawal. The grains looked tiny and pale in colour. It also resembles like a Millet grain and checked Google. Then found to know that it the same Kuthiraivali/Barnyard Millet. This Morio/Mario/Sawa Millet/Barnyard Millet is cooked and eaten during fasting days and hence it is also called as Vrat Ke Chawal.
I was happy to found another variety of Millet in my place and immediately bought a packet to try it. I have been using Foxtail Millet/Hulled Millet/Thinai in my cooking and have shared few recipes here too. With Barnyard millet I tried this tomato pulao and it turned good. Mildly flavored and easy to make one pot meal recipe perfect to pack for lunch box or makes a great weekend vegetarian meal along with some raita & vegetable stir fry. I served it with plain homemade curd & Onion Pakoda.

Millet Tomato Pulao

Barnyard Millet
Barnyard Millet Tomato Pulao Recipe
Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 20-25 minutes
Recipe Category : Main course
Serves  3
  1. Any Millet  1 cup(i used barnyard millet)
  2. Onion  1 medium(cut in length wise)
  3. Tomato  2 no.(finely chopped)
  4. Garlic  2-3 fat cloves(chopped)
  5. Chilli Powder  1/2 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  7. Garam Masala Powder  1/2 tsp
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Mint Leaves   2 tsp(chopped)
  10. Cilantro   1-2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  11. Curry leaves   few
To Temper
  1. Oil  1/2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds  1/4 tsp
  4. Clove   2 or 3 no.
  5. Cinnamon  1" stick
  • First wash and soak millet with enough water and keep aside.
  • Chop onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro, mint leaves and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan/skillet, when it is hot add the tempering ingredients one by one and allow to splutter.
  • Then add garlic, curry leaves fry well and add sliced onions and saute until onion turns soft and translucent.
  • After that add chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  • Then add finely chopped tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • And then add garam masala powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add soaked and drained millet, gently stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add 2 or 2.5 cups of water, enough salt, finely chopped mint and cilantro, give a gentle stir and cook covered until done.
  • Once the millet is cooked gently fluff it with fork and serve hot with raita or any vegetable stir fry.
I used 2.5 cups of water for 1 cup of water, pulao turned out slightly mushy. OR I soaked it for long time. I am experimenting with millet and update the right portion of water soon,
You can try this recipe with any millet. You can use Foxtail millet or Kodo millet or Little millet.
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  1. wow! lunch time for me ... this is so tempting

  2. Yeah, we call it "Vari che tandool"... i think this is the same :) This tomato version seems easy, also love the onion pakoras by the side :)

  3. So flavourful and yummy!!! Loved it,

  4. Very healthy and very delicious.. Am in search of millet recipes and this is a good one

  5. yummy spread,I have not tried this millet before..This looks a healthy choice,lovely tomato pulao :)

  6. I am yet to try any of the millet varieties..can't find them here..the pulao looks delicious


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