BM #116 Day 25 - 

As we slowly inch towards the end of this month long marathon, there is a sense of achievement and relief all in the same breath. In that same breath there is also a feeling of disbelief that this marathon is coming to an end.

So on the penultimate day I showcase a Millet Thali where I have substituted our meal with millets instead of rice. It is more like a weekend meal with Bendakaya Fry, Tindora Fry, Proso Millet Pulihora, Tomato Dal, Tomato Rasam, Proso Millet, Yogurt and Sweet Boondi.

Read on for the recipe of the Proso Millet Pulihora.

Ingredients - 

Proso Millet 1 cup
Pulihora Sauce 2-3 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Peanuts handful, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Curry leaves few, Hing couple pinches, Red Chillies 2, Turmeric 1/4 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the millets overnight. Pressure cook the millet with about 1.5 cups of water. [I cooked the millet in the Instant Pot for 4 minutes in the Manual mode].

Spread the cooked millet in a wide platter.

Mix in the tamarind sauce into the millet. Ensure that the sauce is evenly mixed into the millet. Adjust the salt if needed.

Prepare the seasoning by heating oil and adding all the ingredients listed under the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, peanuts are golden brown, remove from heat and transfer the seasoning into the prepared pulihora.

Serve warm.


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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes 2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, September 29, 2020


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. This meal platter sure sounds comforting, contains my favorite dal and curries. The millet substitution definitely makes it healthier.

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Thats an excellent thali with millet Harini. I am sure all the dishes must have been excellent...when I replace the rice with millet, I was surprised that none in my family noticed the difference and I am slowly replacing a bigger chunk. I agree with your feeling of achievement and my feeling of loss. The daily need to sit and write so much was surely exciting and stressful too...

    I haven't tried with proso millet, will make it sometime.

  5. rajani Says:
  6. It felt the same to me too - sense of achievement and some relief too at the same time. You have a delicious thali there. I am yet to make the shift to millets though. Husband loves rice and won’t like the change unfortunately.

  7. Me too! I guess everyone has felt the same. While the marathon was on, it seemed like work and now suddenly a strange hollow feeling is there.
    This is life! We have to move on!
    This is an interesting Thali where you have replaced rice with millets. Wish I could adapt them in my diet, though I cook for hubby. Bajra and jowar are of course our staples , but need to work with other millets .

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. I can very well relate to that sense of relief and achievement! We all did it. This is an healthy thali and amazing way to replace rice with millets.

  10. CookwithRenu Says:
  11. A very healthy millet thali for sure. Pulihora with porso millet is an interesting idea to replace it with some rice. looks yum and delicious

  12. Narmadha Says:
  13. Millet thali looks so healthy and delicious. Agree with you that this gives great sense of achievement to complete the marathon.

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