Instant Pot Foxtail Millet Upma

    Foxtail Millets are healthy carbs, high in fibre and low in glucose, therefore, making them an ideal choice for weight-watchers.


      • 1 cup Foxtail Millet/Thinai/Kangni/Korrala
      • 3 tbsp oil
      • 1 tbsp Ghee
      • 2 cups of water
      • 1 cup chopped onion
      • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
      • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
      • 3 Serrano Pepper/ Green Chillies
      • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
      • Salt to taste
      • Cilantro chopped
      • Tadka/ Tempering:
        • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
        • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
        • 1 tsp Urud dal/ White Gram
        • 1 tsp Channa dal / Split Bengal Gram
        • Curry leaves (optional)
        • Hing / Asafoetida (little)

    Step by step video:

      • Wash and drain the foxtail millet. Turn on instant pot saute mode.
      • When pot is hot, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urud dal, channa dal, curry leaves and hing.

      • Add chopped onion, chopped ginger and green chillies - Saute until golden brown (2 minutes)
      • Add chopped carrots and saute for a minute.
      • Add foxtail millet and saute for a minute
        • Add turmeric powder and salt - give a quick mix.
          • Add water (1 cup millet = 2 cups of water) and mix it all together.  Close the instant pot with sealing position.
              • Set High pressure for 7 minutes.
                • Open the lid after natural pressure release.  Add chopped cilantro and ghee.  Give a gentle mix. 
                  • Yummy, healthy Thinai Upma is Ready!