No matter how exotic food you have, nothing can beat the comfort of millet meals. Especially on days when you are stuck with lots of work. As the millets meals needs 6-8 hours of soaking, you have a window to be better planned with your next day’s menu. And one such recipe is millet coconut rice.
Here we have shared an easy recipe of millet coconut rice that you can make right at home. Here's how you can make it.
½ cup Little Millet (You can use any positive grain like Kodo, Barnyard, Browntop, Foxtail, etc.)
1 cup water
½ cup freshly grated coconut
Rock Salt to taste
1 tbsp cold pressed Coconut oil
1 Green Cardamom
1 small stick Cinnamon
1-2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Chana Dal (washed and sun dried)
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
15-20 Curry Leaves
2 Dried Red Chillies
*Wash and soak the millet for good 6-8 hours.
*In a deep pan, add 1.25 cups water and allow it to come to a boil. Add salt and a few drops of coconut oil. Add soaked millet and boil it in an open vessel till it gets soft. Make sure, do not overcook, else it will be too mushy.
*Heat oil in a pan.
*Add all the ingredients and toss them till you get the aroma.
*Add coconut, salt and cook till light golden.
*Add cooked millet and toss it well.
*Garnish it with more grated coconut and fresh coriander leaves.
*Serve hot and pair it with any of your favourite chutneys or podis.