Little Millet Methi Paneer Pulao

BM #68 Day 16 - 

We start yet another week of this Cooking Carnival and I continue with the pattern of posting recipes with Bajra, Ragi, Jowar and Little Milliet. Here is what I posted so far in this series..

Little Millet Methi Paneer Pulao

As the title suggests today check out the flavorful methi paneer pulao made with little millet. 

We loved how the little millet grains were all separate and not mushy at all. My paneer loving kids also enjoyed this pulao.

Little Millet Methi Paneer Pulao

Recipe Source
Ingredients - 

Little Millet 1 cup
Onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup
Carrot and Peas 1/2 cup
Methi Leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup
Paneer, Cubed 1/2 cup
Mint leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Salt, Ginger-Garlic paste as needed
Green Chili Paste, DhaniaPowder, Garam Masala as needed
Tomato Puree 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Cinnamon 1 inch, Cloves 3-4, Cardamom 1, Star Anise 1 small piece, Bay leaf 1 , Saunf/Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp and Cashews few)

Little Millet Methi Paneer Pulao

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pressure cooker pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning.

After they give out nice aroma, add onions. Saute until they change color. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few seconds.

Add in the tomato puree, carrots, peas, methi leaves, mint leaves, paneer cubes, green chili paste and dhania powder.

Mix well and add the little millet. Pour about 1 1/2 cups of water and stir in some garam masala.

Close the lid and let it cook for about 15 minutes or for one hiss of the pressure cooker.

Remove from heat. Upon cooling, remove from the pressure cooker and serve warm with raita of your choice.

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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 2-3


  1. Yummy looking many bookmarks from your Millet series cooking..

  2. The pulao looks interesting and healthy..must start using millets in my regular cooking.

  3. If cooked properly, millets will be surely enjoyed by kids. This pulao looks so yum and is definitely a crowd pleaser..

  4. Kalyani Says:
  5. a healthy treat ! millets work like magic in ur hands :) so many bookmarks, Harini :)

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. Healthy and filling pulao. Love the recipe and the plate in which you served the pulao.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. methi and panner with millet.. super healthy. can't say no to this bowl

  10. Healthy and filling pualo with millets.

  11. Priya Suresh Says:
  12. Omg, wat an aromatic pulao, incredibly delicious. And the addition of methi and paneer sounds ultimate.

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. That is a great way to incorporate millets into daily diet. Love the addition of paneer in there.

  15. Smruti Ashar Says:
  16. Little millets with methi and paneer sounds like a great idea! Healthy and yummy :)

  17. Archana Says:
  18. Yummy pulao. I love the separated grains...

  19. Millet paneer methi pulao is looking very flavorful.

  20. Healthy and delicious pulao!

  21. Srivalli Says:

  22. Wow that's surely fantastic way to use the millet!..very nice..

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