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millet khichdi served in a plate

Millet khichdi

Healthy one-pot Dump and Go recipe with millet that is easy to make and taste delicious. You can make this Indian style millet recipe with any small millets like foxtail millet, little millet, proso millet, Kodo millet, and enjoy it for breakfast or lunch or dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword vegan and gluten free millet recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 - 4
Author Sravanthi


  • 1 cup millet
  • ½ cup lentils or black-eyed peas any lentils like green gram, red lentil, pigeon peas
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 potatoes small sized
  • 2 carrots
  • 12 green beans
  • 3 cloves optional
  • 2 green cardamom
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for making tadka for millet khichdi


  • Take a pressure cooker or an Instant pot inner pot and add soaked and washed lobia and millet.
  • Add chopped veggies of your choice, I used potato, carrot, and beans here.
  • And add chopped amla, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, cloves and cardamom.
  • Add water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles for approximately 15 minutes. If using an Instant pot, select pressure cook mode and cook for 8 minutes on high pressure. Make sure to close the VENT.
  • Let the pressure release naturally or do force release after 10 minutes.
  • Make tadka with all mentioned tadka ingredients.
  • Add the tadka to the cooked millet mixture, mix it well and adjust the salt.
  • Add the coriander leaves and the millet khichdi is ready to serve!