Millet Poha

Barnyard millets, also known as sama, are ideal food for diabetic people since it has low glycemic index. It also lowers cholesterol levels and helps in weight management. It can be had daily without fear of any side effect.

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Millet Poha


Main ingredients Barnyard millet (sama), Peanuts, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Green chillies, Curry leaves, Onions, Fresh coriander leaves
Cuisine Indian
Course Snack
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 20-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



·         1 cup banyard millet (sama)

·         2 tbsps oil

·         2-3 tbsps raw peanuts

·         1 tsp mustard seeds

·         ½ tsp cumin seeds

·         2 green chillies, chopped

·         10-15 curry leaves

·         2 medium onions, chopped

·         Salt to taste

·         ¼ tsp turmeric powder

·         ½ tsp sugar

·         1 lemon wedge

·         2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander leaves

·         Fresh coriander sprig for garnish




1.      Heat a non-stick pan, add banyard millet and roast on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.

2.      Add 2 cups water, cover and cook on high heat till water is absorbed. Lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes.

3.      Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add peanuts and sauté till golden brown. Drain and set aside.

4.      Add mustard seeds to the oil remaining in the pan and once they begin to splutter, add cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves and mix well.

5.      Add onions and mix well. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix well and sauté on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

6.      Add sugar and mix. Add cooked banyard millets and mix. Sprinkle 2 tbsps water, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

7.      Squeeze the juice of lemon, add the peanuts and coriander leaves and mix well.

8.      Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.