Water Millet Sticks

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

My cousin who is a great cook recently shared this recipe using rice. I tried with millets and the result was so yummy! The preparation is very simple and is suitable for breakfast, snack or dinner. Leftover cooked millet can be used for this recipe. Pankajam, thanks for sharing an awesome recipe!


  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/8 Tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • 10 Curry Leaves


  1. Mix cooked millet, flour, salt, chilli powder and green chillies. Knead well to make a smooth dough.
  2. Divide into marble size portions and shape them into long sticks.
  3. In a pan add enough water and heat. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat, add the sticks and cook till they start floating on top. It may take 10 minutes. Switch off.
  4. Remove the sticks and allow it to cool.
  5. In a pan heat oil and do the seasoning. Add the sticks and toss for 5 minutes on medium heat. Switch off.
  6. Sprinkle grated coconut and serve with green chutney.
  7. Add salt, asafoetida powder and buttermilk to the leftover water. It becomes a porridge drink.


1. Any cooked millet and millet flour can be used.

2. Can add grated carrots instead of coconut.

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  1. Tried with little millet and ragi and little bajra. It was difficult to ascertain the dough consistency. But I went with my gut feeling. I have never made anything like this before. End result was pretty good. Btw I found your website this morning and I am soo excited to try lots of other recipes. This website looks like an absolutely great resource!! Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Arunima,
      With little experience, you’ll be able to make perfect millet dishes. Thanks so much for sharing your first experience! I’m glad, it turned out pretty well. Please do try other recipes and share your experiences. Thanks so much for your visit.

    1. Hi Jamuna,
      I’m very happy to know that your family loves all these simple millet recipes. It really motivates me to come up with more in the future.

  2. It came out really good my family enjoyed it very much thanks a lot for ur recipes hoping to get more and more new varieties. Jamuna

    1. Hi Jamuna,
      Glad to know that it came out well and your family enjoyed this simple healthy recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

  3. Hello Vijaya,
    Thank so much for sharing all the millet recipes.They’re really very simple and so nutrious !Thanks again,
    Jayashree Ravindra

    1. Hi Jayashree,
      Glad to know that you like my simple healthy recipes. Please share your experience when you try anything. Thanks so much for your motivating words.

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