Foxtail Millet Kichdi
  • Oct 04, 2020
  • Category: Recipes
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Foxtail Millet Kichdi or Thinai Arisi Kichdi in Tamil is a special but often made dish in Tamil Nadu. The kichdi featured in this article uses Daivik’s certified-organic foxtail millet or Thinai arisi is used as a main ingredient, along with dal, leafy greens, and mixed vegetables.


  • ½ cup of Daivik’s organic foxtail millet
  • 1 cup of carrots, peas, beans, capsicum
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp of grated ginger
  • ¼ cup green leaves
  • ½ cup dal
  • 2.5 cups of water
  • 1.5 tbsp of ghee
  • ½ tsp of jeera
  • ¼ tsp of red chili powder
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • Salt as needed


Step 1: Wash foxtail millet and dal thoroughly until the water becomes clear and soak for about 30 mins to 1 hr.

Step 2: Heat a pressure cooker or pot and add ghee. Add cumin to allow them to splutter, and finally add ginger and sauté the mixture for few seconds.

Step 3: Add onion to the mixture and sauté it till becomes golden brown. Also add other veggies such as tomato, carrot, beans, peas, and capsicum. Sauté on the medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4: Add red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, and salt and sauté till tomato gets mushy.

Step 5: Add drained millets and dal. Sauté the mixture for 2 to 3 mins.

Step 6: Add water and salt – as needed.

Step 7: Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a medium flame.

Step 8: Add a tea spoon of ghee and stir it up.

Step 9: Serve the healthy organic foxtail millet kichdi with papad, pickle or vegetable curry.

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