Millet lemon rice – Traditional lemon rice made healthy by replacing rice with cooked millet.
You can have this for any meal and will be a good lunch box option also. Apart from rice and wheat, we try to include millets as well in our day to day meals. So I try to make all types of traditional dishes with millet.
If you have already cooked millet,
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Millet lemon rice recipe:
- 3 cups cooked millet I used foxtail millet
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp ground nuts
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp chana dal
- 1 tbsp urad dal
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 green chili (slit lengthwise)
- 2 red chili
- 10 curry leaves
- 1 tbsp oil
- Pinch of Hing
- Cook the millet and keep it aside. Leftover cooked millet can also be used.
- To the cooked millet, add lemon juice, salt and mix it well.
- Now, heat the pan for tadka.
- Add oil and once it is heated well, add peanuts and let it fry for 2 minutes. If you are using roasted peanuts, you can add them at last. Else peanuts take some time to cook, so add it at the beginning.
- Now add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Hing, urad dal, chana dal, slitted green chili, red chili, curry leaves, and turmeric powder. Fry all the ingredients for a few minutes till they are roasted well.
- Now add sesame seeds and let it fry for one minute and turn off the stove. Sesame seeds don't take time to cook and hence we add it at last.
- Once the tadka is cooled down a little bit, add this to millet mixture and mix it nicely.
- Millet lemon rice is ready to serve. It will be a good breakfast or lunch item.