little millet brinji

Instant pot little millet brinji recipe, Instant pot recipes

Millets are small seeds like grains that are slightly sweet, nutty and most important carry lot of health benefits. There are many varieties of millet and today let’s take a look at little millet/ samai (in tamil), kutki (in hindi). Little millet like any other millet is rich in protein, fiber, acts as antioxidants and combats with diabetes. Millets are suitable for all age groups, though millets taste a bit different from basmati rice or regular rice as the health benefits are immense so its okay to compromise on taste . . I tried making brinji with millets in INSTANT POT for the first time and it came out really well so thought to share the recipe in the blog. Brinji is a kind of biryani prepared with veggies, spices and coconut paste which makes the dish stand out from regular biryani. So let’s get to the making!
instant pot little millet brinji

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Instant pot little millet brinji recipe, Instant pot recipes
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Little millet / Samai– 1 cup
  2. 2. Water – 1 ½ cups
  3. 3. Onion – 1 (small sized)
  4. 4. Veggies – ½ cup (carrot, beans and green peas)
  5. 5. Mint – ½ cup
  6. 6. Salt – to taste
  7. 7. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  8. 8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. 9. Oil – 1 tbsp
For grinding
  1. 1. Grated Coconut- ¼ cup
  2. 2. Ginger- 1 small chunk
  3. 3. Garlic- 1
  4. 4. Green – 1 (big)
  5. 5. Fennel seeds- ¼ tsp
Whole spices
  1. 1. Bay leaf – 1
  2. 2. Clove – 2
  3. 3. Cardamom - 1
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak little millet in water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. In a blender add grated coconut, ginger, garlic and fennel seeds. Grind it into fine paste adding little water. (I used around 1/3 cup water while grinding) keep the ground paste aside.
  3. Now chop carrot, beans and keep green peas ready. Slice onions thin and chop mint finely.
  4. Now switch on “SAUTE MODE“ and heat oil. When the pot is hot enough add whole spices, when aromatic add sliced onions and mint. Saute well.
  5. Now add chopped veggies, green peas, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute the veggies in oil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. When veggies look sauteed add the coconut paste and mix well. Allow it to cook till the raw smell of the paste goes. (This should take about 2 to 3 minutes)
  7. Now add soaked millet, and water. Mix well and check for salt. Now switch off "SAUTE MODE" and switch on “PRESSURE COOK” for 4 MINUTES on high. After 4 minutes do “NATURAL RELEASE”.
  8. When the brinji is done fluff it with a fork or spatula from the sides and serve it hot with raita of your choice!
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How to make millet brinji with step by step images


little millet brinji

  1. Wash and soak little millet in water for 15 minutes.
    little millet brinji
  2. In a blender add grated coconut, ginger, garlic and fennel seeds. Grind it into fine paste adding little water. (I used around 1/3 cup water while grinding) keep the ground paste aside.
    little millet brinji
  3. Now chop carrot, beans and keep green peas ready. Slice onions thin and chop mint finely. Now switch on “SAUTE MODE“ and heat oil. When the pot is hot enough add whole spices, when aromatic add sliced onions and mint. Saute well.
    little millet brinji
  4. Now add chopped veggies, green peas, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute the veggies in oil for 1 to 2 minutes.
    little millet brinji
  5. When veggies look sauteed add the coconut paste and mix well. Allow it to cook till the raw smell of the paste goes. (This should take about 2 to 3 minutes). Now the veggies will be half cooked and since the millet is soaked 1 1/2 cups of water i used for 1 cup of millet, if you haven’t soaked the millet use around 2 cups of water.
    little millet brinji
  6. Now add soaked millet, and water. Mix well and check for salt. Now switch off “SAUTE MODE” AND “PRESSURE COOK” for 4 MINUTES on high. Put the vent in sealing position.  After 4 minutes do “NATURAL RELEASE”.little millet brinji
  7. When the brinji is done fluff it with a fork or spatula from the sides and serve it hot with raita of your choice!
    instant pot little millet brinji recipe

 

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