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Kodo Millet Vegetable Biryani
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Kodo Millet Vegetable Biryani

Healthy and delicious vegetable biryani with Kodo Millet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Kodo Millet – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves + Mint Leaves – ½ cup tightly packed
  • Carrot – 2
  • Beans – 4
  • Green Peas – ¼ cup
  • Cauli Flower Florets – ¼ cup
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water – 1 ½ cup
  • Lemon Juice -
  • To Temper:
  • Ghee/Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaves – 1
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Cloves-3


  • In a pressure cooker add in Ghee / Oil once it heats up add in the ingredients mentioned in the “To Temper” table one by one. They will splutter and give a nice aroma next add the sliced onions and cook till they become translucent and then add in the ginger garlic paste. Cook till the raw smell leaves.
  • Now add the cleaned mint and coriander leaves sauté till they shrink and then add in the chopped tomatoes mix well and cook till they become mushy and now add in the cut Vegetables.
  • Mix the vegetable and let them fry for about 5 mins and then add in the spice powders one by one mix well so that they blend evenly with all the sautéed vegetables. Soak the kodo Millet in Water for about 10 mins .Next add the soaked Kodo millet in the cooker.
  • Mix everything together and now add in the required Water. Check for salt and spice at this stage and add if anything is required and then finally add in the Lemon juice. Once the Water comes to boil. close the pressure cooker and cook in high flame for 2 whistles and then in the low flame for 1 whistles and switch off the flame. Wait till the pressure gets released all by itself and then open the cooker. Kodo Millet Vegetable biryani is now all set to be served.


  •  Serve with Raita and Papad.
  •  Replace the Water with Coconut Milk for a rich biryani.
Keyword Kodo Millet Vegetable Biryani, Millet Recipe, Vegetable Biryani
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