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Kuthiraivali (Barnyard millet) upma recipe


Wash the millet once or twice and drain water completely.
Heat a kadai with oil, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Followed by onion, green chilli and ginger. Fry till onion turns transparent. Add veggies and fry for 2 minutes in low flame.
Add water and salt. Bring to boil and add the millet. Mix well.
Cook covered in low flame for 8 to 10 minutes or until all water dries up.


Can be garnished with grated coconut.

Coconut oil and ginger adds nice flavor.

If making without onion and veggies, add asafoetida while tempering and add pepper powder for flavor.



Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves: 2


  • Barnyard millet - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Onion (skip on fasting days) - 1
  • carrot, finely chopped - 2 tblsp
  • Beans, finely chopped - 4
  • Ginger, very finely chopped - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Salt - As needed
  • Coconut oil/ or any cooking oil - 1 tblsp
  • Mustard - 3/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tblsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Additional Information

Product Code REC77
Weight 0
Weight_Unit gm
Special Price No
Special Price From Date No
Special Price To Date No

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