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Millet upma | Proso Millet upma | Pani varagu upma

Millet upma | Proso Millet upma| Pani varagu upma

Millet upma is a simple yet nutritious breakfast or dinner item prepared with any kind of millets and vegetables. Learn how to make this Millet upma with Proso Millet.

You can use any kind of Millet to make upma. As you may know, upma is a versatile dish and you can make upma with anything & everything like rava, vermicelli, oats, bread etc. Click here for rava upma, Semiya upma recipes.

Today we will see about the Proso Millet or Pani varagu upma. Follow the same procedure to make upma with any kind of millet.

Proso Millet is commonly called hog millet, white millet and Pani varagu in Tamil. Like any other millet, this Proso Millet too has lots of health benefits.

First of all, due to its lack of gluten, it can be included in the diets of people who cannot tolerate wheat.

In addition, it has a significant amount of carbohydrates, protein, niacin (Vitamin B3) and fatty acids. Apart from these nutrients, it also contains essential minerals like phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium.

Moreover, proso millet is beneficial for nervous system functioning, lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of diabetes and provides anti-aging properties.

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Millet upma | Proso Millet upma | Pani varagu upma
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Millet upma is a simple yet nutritious breakfast or dinner item prepared with any kind of millets and vegetables.
Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: How to make millet upma, Millet breakfast, Millet recipes, Millet upma, Pani varagu upma, Proso Millet, Upma varieties
Servings: 4
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup proso millet
  • pani varagu
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp gram dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Rinse Pani varagu two to three times well with clean water.
  2. Soak for 20 minutes.
Recipe to make Pani varagu upma:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Let them splutter and add gram Dal and urad dal. Fry the lentils to golden brown color.
  3. Add onion, curry leaves and green chillies.
  4. Saute onions for few minutes and add finely chopped carrots. Cook carrots for few minutes by sauteing.
  5. Put a pinch of asafoetida.
  6. Pour water and add salt.
  7. Mix and let the water come to full boiling. You can cover and boil the water.
  8. When water is boiling, add soaked millets and mix well.
  9. Cover with a lid and cook for ten minutes in low heat. High flame cooking may burn the bottom.
  10. After ten minutes, water is fully absorbed and millet becomes soft.
  11. If there is more moisture in the upma still, wait for few more minutes to get it absorbed.
  12. Finally, add a few drops of lemon juice, mix and switch off.
Recipe Notes

Tips: 1) If you are in a hurry, you can make this Millet upma in pressure cooker also. For pressure cooker, use 2 cups water for one cup millet. And for this kadai method always use 2.5 cups of water for 1 cup millet. This is the measurements for any type of millet. 2) As I use lemon juice for the sour taste, I didn't use tomato. You can use tomato if you prefer while sauteing along with onions. 3) You can use chopped beans and green peas also with carrots.

Preparation:

  • Rinse millet/ Pani varagu two to three times well with clean water.
  • Soak for 20 minutes.

Recipe to make Pani varagu upma:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Millet upma -mustard Millet upma -cumin

  • Let them splutter and add gram dal and urad dal. Fry the lentils to golden brown color.

Millet upma -gram dal Millet upma -urad dal

  • Add ginger, onion, curry leaves and green chillies.

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  • Saute onions for few minutes and add finely chopped carrots. Cook carrots for few minutes by sauteing.
  • Put a pinch of asafoetida.

Millet upma -carrots Millet upma -asafoetida

  • Pour water and add salt.

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  • Mix and let the water come to full boiling. You can cover and boil the water.
  • When water is boiling, add soaked millets and mix well.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for ten minutes in low heat. High flame cooking may burn the bottom.

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  • After ten minutes, water is fully absorbed and millet becomes soft.
  • If there is more moisture in the upma still, wait for few more minutes to get it absorbed.
  • Finally, add a few drops of lemon juice, coriander leaves, mix and switch off.

Millet upma -lemon juice Millet upma -coriander

Tips:

1) If you are in a hurry, you can make this Millet upma in pressure cooker also. For pressure cooker, use 2 cups water for one cup millet. And for this kadai method always use 2.5 cups of water for 1 cup millet. This is the measurements for any type of millet.

2) As I use lemon juice for the sour taste, I didn’t use tomato. You can use tomato if you prefer while sauteing along with onions.

3) You can use chopped beans and green peas also with carrots.

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