Foxtail Millet Vegetable Pulao is a dish with a rich history. Born in ancient India, pulāka in sanskrit means a ‘ball of rice’. Pulao was mentioned in the Mahabharatha, and taken to Europe by Alexander the Great. Interestingly, the first recipe for pulao was written by Avicenna, an ancient Persian physician!
Foxtail millet is deceptively simple to cook. Once you get the millet : water proportion right, you’re all set for a super healthy pulao! 🙂
Pulao is usually served with raitha. If you prefer a thin raitha, you could use coconut milk thambulli as a base. If you enjoy a thick, creamy raitha, peanut mylk is a better idea. Plant based mylks give you all the yumminess of milk without any of the cruelty or disease that comes with dairy milk. Enjoy!