Millet recipe, vegetarian millet stir fry
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4.89 from 9 votes

Millet stir fry with vegetables

Nutritious and tasty, millet stir fry makes a light refreshing meal. In this millet recipe, I have cooked chena millets (Proso millets) with plenty of vegetables to make a healthy vegetarian stir fry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 237kcal


  • 1 cup proso millet cheena millet or little millet
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 green chilli slit in half and seeds removed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables I have used carrots, french beans, red and green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • red pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil

To garnish

  • fresh coriander leaves


  • Wash the millets in a fine sieve under running water. Soak for 10 mins while you prepare the vegetables.
  • Heat oil in a deep pot. When the oil is hot, add garlic, green chilli and ginger. Sauté for a minute.
  • Add chopped onions, other vegetables and all the spices. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the millets and add to the pot. Add 2 cups of water (you can also use vegetable stock for added flavour) and cook on medium high till there is a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook covered, with a little opening, till all the water is absorbed and the millet is cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with lightly spiced homemade yogurt.


  • Different millets can take different amount of water to cook. Chena millet (proso or little millet) takes two but some may take 3 times water.
  • I have used slit green chilli without its seeds to keep the heat low. For a spicier stir fry, finely chop the chillies.
  • If you are adding stock, make sure to check on salt as stock usually has lot of salt.


Serving: 2servings | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.4g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 24000IU | Vitamin C: 42.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5.4mg