Korralu Khichdi ( Foxtail Millet )

Foxtail millet is rich in dietary fiber, protein and low in fat. Korralu or Foxtail millet is a common food in some parts of India. Fox tail millet's are completely vegan and can also control diabetes. Millets can be replaced with rice and can be made many dishes like pongal, pulao, curs and tamarind based dishes.

Korralu / Millet Kichidi is a complete meal in itself. Adding dal or lentils along with mixed veggies makes this dish a rich and filling meal for all ages.  Serve this  warm Kichidi  with pickle and some chips to munch. This dish goes to day 3 of BM 99-Mega Marathon.


Foxtail millet  1/2 cup
Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Carrots 1/4 cup
Beans 1/4 cup
Green peas 1/4 cup
Tomato 1 small
Grated ginger 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp 
Ghee / Oil / Butter 2tbsp


Wash millets and dal  thoroughly and soak for 1 to 1 1/2 hour.
Heat oil in a presser cooker, add cumin and ginger.
Saute for few seconds and add all the chopped veggies ( peas, carrots, beans and tomato )
Saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
Add turmeric powder, garam masala and salt to taste.
Cook till tomatoes turn soft and mushy.

Now drain the water from soaked dal and millets and add to the cooking veggies.
Saute for 4-5 minutes and add 2 1/2 to 3 cups water depending on how softer you want the khichdi to be.
Presser cook on medium to low flame for 2 whistles and switch off flame. 
Let the presser completely release from the cooker before you open the lid.
Add a tbsp of ghee or butter and mix well before serving.
Serve hot with pickle.

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vaishali sabnani said...

Awesome , love this Khichadi , Gluten Free , healthy and sounds so flavourful ! Love your serveware too !

Kalyani said...

this looks soooo flavourful and inviting, Sushma !! loving every bit of it, including the potato wafers :p

Srivalli said...

I have this coming up for later in the month, I know this must have tasted so good! Very nicely presented Sushma, with that pickle on top looks so inviting!

Sowmya :) said...

That is one tasty and healthy bowl. Would love to have it for a weeknight dinner. Lovely pics!!

Suma Gandlur said...

I love millet based one pot meals. This korrala khichdi is a wholesome and yummy meal on it's own.

Harini R said...

This is my go-to lunch. I love the avakaya garnish. Very tempting. I should try it with avakaya next time.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This version of healthy kichdi looks awesome. This would make an absolutely delicious filling meal.

Srividhya said...

Millets are a great alternative to rice. This kichadi sounds delicious and I love that picture with the pickle. Yummm

Pavani said...

This looks very delicious and inviting! Beautifully presented! Lovely share!

Preeti said...

This khichdi recipe is really healthy anf gluten free option for those who love millets. Perfect for lunchbox also.

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Perfect with some Potato Chips.. Yummy and delicious share..

Swati said...

I use millet flour for making dosa, chilla or in chapatis, never used grains.. will love to try this healthy and nutritious millet khichdi

cookwithrenu said...

Delicious and healthy khichdi with foxtain millet. Love such one pot meals.