Contrary to the dull,bone-chilling and lifeless weather outside, this heartwarming invigorating stew is just what one needs to drive the winter blues away.
Pearl Millet is another hearty whole grains like barley or farro,that is ideal for making wholesome stews that is all-vegan.To get the best of the flavor,the stew needs to be cooked at low heat and vegetables should be added when millet is almost tender,so the vegetables still retain there crunchiness and color.
Recipe: Pearl Millet(Jowar) Vegetable Stew
1 cup Pearl Millet
1 large onion,finely chopped
1 plum tomato,finely chopped
1/2 pound of fresh or frozen vegetables,chopped(Carrots,peppers,broccoli and others of choice)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger,finely grated
2 cloves garlic,finely grated
1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder or cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
Fresh herbs for garnish(Parsley,cilantro or baby fenugreek/methi)
Rinse Pearl Millet in cold water and set aside.
Heat the oil on medium heat in a large pot or skillet. Add the onions ,saute for 2 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic,ginger,tomatoes ,turmeric and chili powder.Add the Millet,saute for 3-4 minutes,then add 3 cups of water.Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes until slightly tender to touch,then add the chopped mushrooms and simmer another 10-15 minutes on low heat vegetables and millet are tender.Serve warm with some fried onions.
You can also use a slow cooker and cook for 2-3 hours or a pressure cooker takes about 25-30 minutes on medium-low heat.Be sure to add vegetables when the millet is almost tender.
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