Korra Pulihara

Another favorite from the Young Person’s Cookery show on YouTube! Watch the video here, and check out their other recipes such as ragi porridge.


Sauté spices and add to cooked korra (foxtail millet)

4 cups water
2 cups foxtail millet (కొర్ర బీయ్యం)
2-3 TBS oil
handful peanuts or cashews
2 tsp chana dal
2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seed
dash of turmeric
dash of hing (asafoetida)
10-12 curry leaves / karipatta (కరివేపాకు)
salt to taste
optional:  dried red chili, chopped green chili
1 TBS tamarind paste


Step 1:
In a large pot, pour four cups water.  Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 TBS oil.  Bring to boil and add 2 cups foxtail millet.  Reduce flame and simmer 20 minutes OR if using pressure cooker, cook on heat until you hear one whistle and remove lid after 10 minutes.

Step 2:
In a saucepan, heat 2 TBS oil.  Add peanuts, chana dal and urad dal.  Roast until golden, pushing around with a wooden spatula.  Add red and green chills if you wish.  Add mustard seed, hing, karipatta, and turmeric.  Push around for a few seconds and add to the millet.  Add more oil to the pan and fry the tamarind for a couple of minutes until it no longer smells raw.  Add this to the millet.  Mix well and serve warm.