Lemon rice using Foxtail Millet

Millets are an amazing substitute for rice – packed with lots of nutrients such as magnesium, copper and phosphorus and dietary fibre! Here’s @bowledoverbykari’s take on a traditional lemon rice, but made using our foxtail millet. Happy cooking!⁣

Ingredients ⁣
1. 1 cup of foxtail millet⁣
2. 1 and 1/2 cup of water⁣
3. 1 tsp oil ⁣
4. 2 tbsp peanuts ⁣
5. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ⁣
6. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds ⁣
7. 1 tsp urad dal ⁣
8. 1/2 tsp asafoetida ⁣
9. 1/2 tsp turmeric ⁣
10. 5-8 curry leaves ⁣
11. 1 tsp ginger minced ⁣
12. 2-3 green chilies sliced ⁣
13. 1 onion diced ⁣
14. 1/2 capsicum diced ⁣
15. 1 tomato diced ⁣
16. 1 tbsp lemon juice ⁣
17. Salt to taste ⁣

Method:⁣
1. Soak the foxtail millets for an hour, once soaked in a pot add the water and the millets. Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes until the millets are cooked. Take a fork and fluff it and set aside. ⁣
2. In a pan, heat the oil and add the peanuts and cook until the peanuts are browned.⁣
3. Add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, urad dal, curry leaves, turmeric and chilies and mix and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute ⁣
4. Add the onion, ginger and capsicum. Sauté until the onion is soft and translucent. ⁣
5. Add the cooked foxtail millets and salt and toss it gently until the millets turn yellow. Slowly add in the tomatoes.⁣
6. Switch off the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir to combine and adjust the seasoning as per your taste.⁣

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