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Foxtail Millet Curd Rice

This millet curd rice recipe offers a wholesome dish featuring foxtail millet, yogurt, vegetables, and a flavorful tempering. It presents a delightful variation of the traditional South Indian curd rice and can be enjoyed as a main course or a delightful side dish.


  • 1 cup foxtail millet
  • 1/2 cup curd (yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (for garnish)
  • A few curry leaves
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook Foxtail Millet:
    • Rinse the foxtail millet under running water. Cook it in a saucepan with 2 cups of water until it becomes soft and the water is absorbed. Let it cool.
  2. Prepare Curd Mixture:
    • In a bowl, whisk the curd until smooth. Add milk and whisk again to get a creamy consistency.
  3. Mix Foxtail Millet and Curd:
    • Once the foxtail millet has cooled down, mix it with the curd mixture. Ensure that the millet is well-coated with the curd mixture.
  4. Prepare Tempering:
    • In a small pan, heat ghee. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped green chilies, and curry leaves. Let them splutter and release their aroma.
  5. Combine Tempering with Curd Rice:
    • Add the tempering to the foxtail millet and curd mixture. Mix well.
  6. Add Vegetables:
    • Mix in grated carrots and finely chopped ginger. Adjust salt according to taste.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the foxtail millet curd rice with pomegranate seeds for a burst of freshness and color.
  8. Refrigerate (Optional):
    • You can refrigerate the curd rice for a couple of hours before serving to enhance the flavors.
  9. Serve Chilled:
    • Serve the foxtail millet curd rice chilled. It makes for a refreshing and nutritious meal.

Enjoy your Foxtail Millet Curd Rice – a healthy twist to the classic curd rice recipe!

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