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RECIPE: Barnyard Millet (Jhangora) Upma


  1. 1 cup SaveAGram barnyard millet

  2. 2.5 cups water

  3. 1 Onion finely chopped

  4. 1 carrot, finely chopped (note: you can substitute any vegetables you like)

  5. 1 tbsp green peas

  6. 1 tbsp peanuts

  7. 1/2 tsp SaveAGram mustard seeds

  8. 1/2 tsp SaveAGram urad dal

  9. 1 inch ginger grated

  10. 1/2 green chilli

  11. 7 - 8 curry leaves

  12. 1/4 tsp SaveAGram turmeric powder

  13. Salt as needed

  14. 1 tbsp Oil (preferably groundnut oil or sesame oil)

  15. Coriander leaves (to garnish)


  1. Wash the millet 2-3 times in water and soak in fresh water for at least 10 minutes

  2. Heat a broad pan, heat oil

  3. Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters

  4. Add urad dal, curry leaves, grated ginger and green chilli. Saute till the dals turn light brown

  5. Add onions and fry till onions turn light pink

  6. Add vegetables. Mix well. Keep the flame in sim. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes

  7. Once the vegetables have softened a bit, add turmeric powder and mix well

  8. Add 2.5 cups of water and let it boil

  9. Once it starts to boil, add the required salt and the soaked/drained millet.

  10. Mix well and let it boil vigorously

  11. Reduce the flame to simmer. Add peanuts. Mix and cook for 5 minutes

  12. Switch off and let the pan remain untouched for another 5 minutes

  13. Mix well, garnish with coriander and serve hot with any chutney/sambhar of your choice



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