Curried Millets in Mug recipe with step by step photos. A nutritious, wholesome and health packed one pot meal using millets that takes just 5 mins to rustle up and makes a perfect meal for 1 person.
Say goodbye to Cup Noodles and choose this healthy meal over it.
The parboiled Foxtail Millet and other spices that I used are organic products from 24 Mantra Organic as a part of Organic Mantras. Choosing an organic lifestyle not only helps us to grow healthier personally, but it also way of ensuring an even healthier next generation by preserving the environment and nature.
Well… I’m the only person at home, who eats millets as a replacement to rice. If you haven’t tried millets yet, you should definitely try 24 Mantra Organic Millets.
My better half is okay with eating millets in the form of pongal and upma and is an ultimate purist when it comes to idlis and dosas, so millets in them is a definite "No".
My kids are yet to grow comfortable with millets, as they are still not okay with its tiny size and texture.
I don’t blame them as they are used to eating rice right from the day they started solid food. The only thing they eat and put up with is millet curd rice.
So, I usually cook 2 cups of 24 Mantra Organic millets, use what’s necessary for one meal of mine and refrigerate the rest and finish it off within the next 2 or 3 days.
But I was beginning to get so bored with having to confine eating millets with just sambar, rasam or curd.
I do rustle up millets like this Millet Tamarind Rice but I was starting to wonder how cool it would be if they can be made into a grab and go wholesome meal just like Cup Noodles whenever the hunger pang hits.
I had little of chopped vegetables left over after using them in fried rice and half a cup of cooked millets waiting in the fridge to be used up with no sambar or rasam and that’s when this Microwave Curried Millets in mug happened.
I wanted to add some protein to make this a wholesome meal.
I remembered having some organic vegetable tofu. So I added some, which made this curried millets even more delicious.
You can use paneer, cooked chickpeas, kidney beans or sprouted moong beans if you want to add other forms of protein.
Adding scrambled eggs, cooked soya chunks are other protein option and if you are a non vegetarian, add cooked shredded chicken, to make this into a wholesome meal.
I used 24 Mantra Organic foxtail millet in this recipe as it’s my favorite and I love its nutty taste which is much better when its used in one pot meals such as this.
But you can use any variety of millet. I also used some Curry Powder to make it flavorful, if you do not happen to have some on hand, then replace it with garam masala powder.
If you want to know how to cook parboiled millets, then check out Millet Tamarind Rice and if you are using regular millets, then refer how to cook millets in pressure cooker to use in this recipe.
Curried Millets in Mug recipe details below:
Curried Millets In Mug Recipe
- Foxtail millet or Thinai - ½ cup
- Onion - ¼ cup
- Carrots - ¼ cup
- French beans - 2 tbsp
- Capsicum - 2 tbsp
- Tofu - ¼ cup
- Curry powder - ½ tsp
- Black pepper powder - ¼ tsp
- Cumin powder - ⅛ tsp
- Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Coriander leaves - for garnish
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Finely chop onion, carrots, french and capsicum. Cut tofu into small cubes and keep aside.
- In a microwave safe mug or bowl, add oil, onion, carrots, beans, capsicum, mix well and microwave at high for 2 mins.
- Add tofu, curry powder, black pepper, cumin, turmeric powder, salt, cooked foxtail millet and mix well.
- Microwave at high for 2 to 3 mins or till the millets are heated through.
- Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve hot or warm.
- If there are any left overs, simply cling wrap the mug and refrigerate it.
- Whenever you are ready to use, remove the cling wrap and microwave at 50% for 1 to 2 min to warm it up before serving.