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Millet Upma

Millet Upma

Rebecca Andruszka
Millet Upma is a savory breakfast meal, with warming spices and a jolt of flavor for your morning.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 428 kcal


  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Saucepot


  • 1 c millet
  • 2 c water
  • ½ tsp high quality salt
  • 1 each jalapeno
  • 4 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil spray high quality, expeller pressed is best


  • In a sauce pot, heat dry millet over high heat and toast for about 2 minutes. Then add water and salt.
  • When the millet and water come to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Then remove from heat and let steam for 5-10minutes.
    Millet Upma
  • Mince the jalapeno and ginger. Chop the onion.
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  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the dried spices (no oil needed) and cook for 30 seconds. Then add some cooking oil spray and cook the chili and ginger for about 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 5 minutes. Everything should be soft and fragrant.
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  • Combine the millet and the cooked spices and serve.
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Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 13gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 11gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 6mg
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