Millets are good for our health. There are different types of millets like foxtail millet, barnyard millet, finger millet pearl millet, etc. These are very high in nutritional content. They are rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Millets are three to five times nutritionally better than rice and wheat. Millets are rich in B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and gluten-free.
I have used foxtail millet to make keerai sadam. For that we have to cook greens with spices and add foxtail millet and cook. You can use any keerai for making this rice. I have used arai keerai.
Thinai Arisi Keerai Sadam / Foxtail Millet Greens Rice
- Foxtail Millet – ½ cup
- Water – 1 ½ cups
- Arai Keerai – 1 bunch washed and chopped finely
- Onion – 1 chopped finely
- Galic – 4 to 5 cloves chopped finely
- Tomato – 1 chopped finely
- Green Chilly – 1 slit lengthwise
- Salt – as needed or 1 tsp.
- Sambar Powder – 1 tsp.
- Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
- Oil – 1 tsp.
- Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp.
- Ured Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Channa Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
- When it splutters, add ured dhal and channa dhal and fry till the dhals turn golden brown n colour.
- Now add green chilly and garlic and fry till the raw smell of garlic goes.
- Add chopped onion and fry till the onions turns translucent.
- You can now add chopped tomato and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy.
- Add chopped greens and turmeric powder and cook well till the greens shrinks.
- Add water and when it boils add foxtail millet, salt and sambar powder and cook in low flame.
- Cook till water evaporates from the millet and the millet is cooked well.
- Your foxtail millet greens rice is ready.