Soak the millet or samak chawal in enough water for 30 minutes. Wash and drain them. Keep it aside.
1 cup Barnyard Millet or Samak ke Chawal or Vari
In a pan on medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and saute for few seconds.
1 tablespoon Cooking oil, 1 Bay leaf, 2 Peppercorns, 1 Clove, ½ inch cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
Add curry leaves, ginger, green chilies, and saute for few seconds. Next, add cashews, peanuts, almonds, and continue sauteing until nuts turn golden in color.
8 Curry leaves, 1 tablespoon Ginger, finely chopped, 2 Green chilies, finely chopped, 1 tablespoon Cashews, chopped, 2 tablespoon Roasted Peanuts, 1 tablespoon Almonds
Add potatoes and carrots and saute for a minute. Finally, add samak chawal (millet), water, salt, garam masala powder, and stir. Check video for more details
1 Potato, chopped into cubes, ¼ cup Carrot, chopped into cubes, 2 ½ cups Water, ½ teaspoon Salt, adjust to taste, ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder or curry powder
Once this comes to a boil, cover and cook it on a medium flame for 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and millet has cooked through. Switch off the flame. Cover it and keep it for few more minutes.
Finally, add cilantro and lemon juice and toss to combine.
1 tablespoon Cilantro or Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 ½ tablespoon Lemon juice, adjust to taste