Foxtail Millet Sambar Rice
¼ cup Timbaktu Organic Foxtail Millet Rice or finger millet
¼ cup Timbaktu Organic Tuvar Dal + Masoor dal
4 cups of chopped vegetables
( Small baingan/aubergine
Carrot, Beans, Ash gourd/ any Pumpkin, Drumstick, or any other vegetables)
2 onions chopped
3 tbsp coconut grated.
1 tsp Timbaktu Organic Peanut Oil
1 tsp Ghee
1 tsp mustard seed/ rai
1 tsp udad dal
Pinch of hing
2 sprigs curry leaves
½ tbsp sambar powder, roasted
1 tbsp Tamarind pulp(optional)
1 ¼- ½ cup water
1 handful coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash the foxtail millet and the dal and set aside. Grind the tomatoes and coconut together.
Heat the oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, hing and udad dal. When they pop add the onions with a bit of salt and sauté till soft. Add curry leaves and sambar powder. Give it a stir then add the tomato coconut mixture. Cook for a few minutes. Now add the millet, dal and vegetables. If the tomatoes are not sour add the tamarind pulp now as well. Add the water.
Cook for three whistles on a low flame.
Your sambar millet rice is done!
Serve with another dollop of ghee for added deliciousness.
Recipe courtesy: Uma Shankar