Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe

Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe is a wholesome breakfast or dinner dish that is made with just a few ingredients. It is healthy and filling and you can serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Archana Doshi
Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe
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Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe is a wholesome breakfast or dinner dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. With a little bit of planning by having vegetables chopped the previous night, preparing this dish in the morning for the family gives me a sense of satisfaction.

Foxtail Millet is a good substitute for semolina or rava, they are high in fiber and rich in nutrient. They are filling and hence make a good diabetic friendly ingredient as well. 

Foxtail millet upma is easy to make and if you are a bachelor or a beginner then you must try this recipe as it is wholesome and filled with vegetables and you can prepare it in less time. It is a complete and satisfying meal. 

Serve Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe along with Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe or coconut chutney and  South Indian Filter Coffee  for a wholesome breakfast.

Here are few more Upma recipes that you might also want to try out

  1. Karnataka Style Sooji Upma Recipe With Coconut
  2. Broken Wheat Upma (A Savory Cracked Wheat Breakfast Pudding)
  3. Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe (Savory Semolina Breakfast Pudding)

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Foxtail Millet , washed
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves , torn
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Lemon , juice
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped

How to make Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe, into a preheated pressure cooker add 1 tablespoon ghee. Once the ghee is hot add mustard seeds and split urad dal. Saute on medium heat till the dal turns golden brown in colour.

  2. Once the dal has turned golden in colour add the onions, ginger and saute till the onions turn soft and light golden brown in colour.

  3. After the onions are done add the carrots, green beans, drained foxtail millet, turmeric powder, salt to taste, torn curry leaves and 2 cups of water.

  4. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook the foxtail millet for 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. After 3-4 whistles turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.

  6. Open the pressure cooker after the pressure has released.Once u open the pressure cooker add 1 tablespoon of ghee,juice from one lemon and stir in the coriander leaves. Stir well to combine. 

  7. Transfer the Foxtail Millet Upma into a serving bowl or plate and serve hot as foxtail millet upma tends to dry up when kept over time. 

  8. Serve Foxtail Millet Upma Recipe along with Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe or coconut chutney and  South Indian Filter Coffee  for a wholesome breakfast.



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Last Modified On Monday, 29 July 2019 14:05
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