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Millet Ganji | Kodo Millet | Haarka Millet | Siridhaanya Recipes

Millet Ganji is one of the healthiest and easiest dish. It is best for breakfast. Ganji can be prepared using rice and millets. This is super food for kids too.

Here I am using haarka/kodo millet for making this delicious Kanji. We can make it plain or add any vegetables to make it more wholesome. According to Dr. Khader millets are the best food ever to prevent and cure any chronic illness and Millets which is popularly called  Siridhanya,  believed to be good for diabetic patients since it releases the glucose slowly. All millets are non glutinous grains.


  • 1 cup millet (wash and soak in water  for ½ an hour)
  • 5 to 6 cups water
  • ½ cup cut green beans
  • ½ cup cut carrots
  • 3 to 4 cut green chilies
  • ½ to 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • ¼ to ½ cup grated coconut
  • 6 to 8 curry leaves
  • Chopped cilantro/coriander leaves

Serves 2 to 4 people


  1. Drain the water from soaked millet.
  2. Take the millets, beans, carrot, ginger, coconut, salt, jeera, curry leaves, along with 5 to 5½ cups of water in a rice cooker pan. Mix it well and turn on the rice cooker.
  3. Once it is done the rice cooker switches to warm. Unplug the unit, add chopped cilatro to the ganji mix it well.
  4. Eat this hot ganji as it is, or with mint chutney, or buttermilk or yogurt.


  • If you don’t have rice cooker, take all the ingredients in a big pan, keep it on stove on medium low heat. Stir in between.
  • It takes around 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Do not use pressure cooker to make this ganji.