31 responses

  1. Regan @ The Professional Palate
    June 14, 2011

    I have an opened bag of amaranth that I tried out on the family a few months back… it didn’t fly. So now I’m looking for alternative uses. Maybe I’ll go mad for millet instead? 😉

    • The Spicy RD
      June 14, 2011

      Oh, yes, amaranth too! I have an opened bag that I have used a few times to make pancakes with. I’ll try and come up with a fun amaranth recipe :-) In the meantime, try the millet!

  2. Nelly Rodriguez
    June 14, 2011

    Millet! Who would’ve thought!? Hehehe, the Lassi looks delicious! Love how you randomly had Millet in the pantry…the Millet gods were on your side!

  3. Yuri
    June 14, 2011

    I got this type of millet and a smaller seed called “non-glutinous millet” last month at the asian market! I used it to make a pilaf for a French Fridays with Dorie challenge and haven’t used it again. This recipe is perfect since I looove mangoes and there must be like a hundred mangoes in this apartment right now. Thanks for sharing and I’d looove to win a copy of this book :) xoxo

  4. Yuri
    June 14, 2011

    Ps. I follow Maria on Twitter and “Like” your page [and hers] on FB :)

  5. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    June 14, 2011

    i haven’t tried millet yet…. need to try this!!

  6. Lauren Slayton
    June 15, 2011

    I have never cooked millet. I giggled a little that it’s grown for birdseed- was that meant to entice us? Kidding aside this recipe looks great. There’s only so much brown rice or quinoa a family can eat. Time for variety.

  7. EA-The Spicy RD
    June 15, 2011

    Thanks for your comments!
    Nelly-Definitely nice to have the millet Gods on my side!
    Yuri-The addition of the millet to the lassi is a nice touch, and really makes a complete meal if you want.
    Junia-Yes, you definitely need to try some millet :-)
    Lauren-Yep, it’s all about variety!

  8. Kim
    June 15, 2011

    Millet is my new favorite food – thanks so much for the introduction!

    • EA-The Spicy RD
      June 15, 2011

      I’ll give you a call to come on over next time I make millet!

  9. Lisa @ Healthful Sense
    June 15, 2011

    You just reminded me how much i LOVE millet. There are so many grains to try. Sometimes I wonder how I was stuck on just wheat and rice for most of my life. TY for the coconut quinoa smoothie shout out!!

    • EA-The Spicy RD
      June 15, 2011

      Your most welcome :-) It’s great trying different grains isn’t it? Glad to remind you of your love for millet!

  10. Karin Anderson (Karin’s Bäckerei)
    June 16, 2011

    I have several packages with whole grains unopened in my shelf (bought as bargains at one time). One was farro, until I made Maria Speck’s “Farro with Roasted Grapes” – it was delicious!
    Millet I do like, and use often, in my whole grain Struan breads, uncooked, only soaked, because I like their crunchiness.
    I also prepare a millet soufflé with green peas for my family which is very tasty:

    MILLET SOUFFLÉ WITH GREEN PEAS (4 – 6 servings)

    400 g cooked millet (160 g uncooked, prepared the evening before)
    herbal salt, to taste
    nutmeg, freshly grated, to taste
    1/2 tsp. curry
    200 g whipping cream, half-and-half, or milk
    100 g Emmental cheese, grated
    3 egg yolks
    100 – 150 g fresh or frozen green peas
    1 – 2 tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped + 1 tbsp. for garnish
    3 egg whites
    1 tbsp. butter (for the gratin form)

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C/400 F, adjusting rack in oven middle. Place gratin form with high rim in oven to warm up for 5 minutes, remove from oven, and let butter melt on bottom (don’t grease sides!).
    2. In a large bowl, stir together cooked millet, spices, cream or milk, cheese and egg yolks. Fold in peas and 1 -2 tbsp. chopped parsley.
    3.Whisk egg whites with pinch of salt, until stiff. With a whisk, fold gently into millet mixture. Pour millet mixture in prepared gratin form and smooth with rubber spatula.
    4. Immediately place soufflé in oven. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until top is golden brown. Don’t open oven door during first 15 minutes!
    5. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

    Enjoy,
    Karin

    • The Spicy RD
      June 16, 2011

      Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Karin! It sounds fabulous. Can’t wait to try it out!

  11. Karriann Graf
    June 16, 2011

    A millet lassi is something I’ve never had but willing to try after your post! I’ll have to look around my pantry and see if there are any unopened ingredients I must try! Happy Cooking!

    • The Spicy RD
      June 16, 2011

      Thanks so much for your comment Karriann! I hope you do try the millet lassi :-) Happy Cooking to you too!

  12. rebecca
    June 17, 2011

    wow cool drink and great grain love learning from you had garry once like a millet porridge from Zimbabwean friends

    • The Spicy RD
      June 18, 2011

      Yum! I bet that millet porridge was pretty tasty!

  13. Alisa
    June 18, 2011

    I haven’t tried cooking with millet before, but my parakeets sure love em :) I’d love to try the mango millet lassi.I found you from the foodie blog roll and I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this millet widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about millet,Thanks!

    • The Spicy RD
      June 18, 2011

      Thanks so much for your comment Alisa! I’m happy to learn about Foodista, and just added the millet widget to my post :-)

  14. Terra
    June 19, 2011

    I was trying to remember if I have had millet yet, I really don’t think I have. It looks like a fun grain to work with though.

    I do have a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Corn Grits, it has been sitting there for over 2 years…..yeah I need to enjoy it soon!

    I look forward to trying millet soon, this recipe looks refreshing!
    Hugs,Terra

  15. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    June 19, 2011

    I’m loving the idea of adding millet to a lassi! What a great drink.

  16. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    June 19, 2011

    You know I have never tried millet!
    This recipe looks amazing. I really need to get experimenting in the kitchen.

  17. The Spicy RD
    June 20, 2011

    Terra, Sylvie, and Kristen-Thanks so much for your comments! Hope you try/enjoy the millet lassi. It’s a perfect drink for a hot summer’s day!

  18. purabi naha
    July 1, 2011

    I loved this dish and its uniqueness. You have a fantastic blog and would love to visit here again for more. Happy blogging!!

  19. Alysa (InspiredRD)
    July 7, 2011

    Thanks for the inspiration! I linked to you here :) http://inspiredrd.com/2011/07/millet-tabbouleh-cool-summer-salad.html

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