Apr 24 2007

Boiled Foxtail Millet : Korrannam

Published by mythili at 10:12 am under Fox tail Millet,Healthy Eating,Quick Cooking

Korrannam = Annam made of Korralu. Nothing but boiled foxtail millet.
Korralu = Foxtail Millet.  So there is your daily dose of “Telugu”.

You can get as creative as you want with these grains.  But I will start with the most simplest preparation of all.  The one I know from my grandmothers.  Yes, back to the basics.


  • Take water 2.5 times the amount of foxtail millet. Boil the water separately in a pan.  We call this “esaru pettatam”. As in giving the water a headstart to boil the foxtail millet.
  • Rinse the foxtail millet thoroughly. Add the millet to the water that is boiling.
  • Cook until tender and add around 1 tsp of salt. There “Korrannam” is ready.  Serve hot.  It does not taste very good after cooling down. I can vouch for that. 

I chose to serve “korrannam” with buttermilk and cut raw mango pickle (Indian style made with prolific use of ginger paste, red chilli powder and mustard powder)  – the exact same way my grandparents know.

Korrannam + Majjiga + Mamidikaya ooragaaya

Not only this I also made Mirchi ka Salan. It tasted absolutely great with Mirchi ka salan on the side :) A sumptuous meal, I say.

I bought Foxtail Millet from Wholefoods Grocery Store. Here are the nutritional facts for “millet” in general. Some interesting facts about foxtail millet consumption here.

Look what Indira writes about Foxtail Millet.

Before signing off I am glad to share with you all the 100th post of Vindu :)

42 responses so far

42 Responses to “Boiled Foxtail Millet : Korrannam”

  1. anusharajion 24 Apr 2007 at 10:47 am

    thats beautiful
    and healthy too
    with pickle i feeling like eating all of it now :)

  2. nrcimaon 24 Apr 2007 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations on the 100th post. Wishing you many more thousands of posts and looking forward to all the tasty recipes from you.

  3. Manishaon 24 Apr 2007 at 11:25 am

    I’ll take the mango pickle. the mirchi ka salan and the buttermilk and r-u-n….

    Ok, maybe I’ll try the foxtail millet. I came v close to buying it at Wild Oats the other day.

  4. Manishaon 24 Apr 2007 at 11:25 am

    100th post, eh? Sorry I missed that earlier. Congrats!!

  5. sreeluon 24 Apr 2007 at 12:50 pm

    my looks very nutritious and yummy. must admit never had this one before. thanks for the recipe

  6. Vanishreeon 24 Apr 2007 at 12:56 pm

    I like your blog very much.
    If you are interested in link exchange than please leave a comment on http://vanishreerajamarthandan.blogspot.com/
    Happy Blogging :)

  7. ashaon 24 Apr 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Mythili,congratulations on 100th!:))

    I don’t recognize the name but it is what we call Jola in K’taka.We make rottis with that flour.This looks like almost like Italian polenta! I love the photo.Looks great.

  8. shantion 25 Apr 2007 at 12:15 am

    hi ur recipe is very interesting…i never heard of it…anywayz…cool recipe……cool site…

  9. mythilion 25 Apr 2007 at 7:37 am

    Anu – Thanks and look at who is talking ….with all those gorgeous pictures and interesting recipes your blog is really really beautiful !! And pickle can do that to oneself!

    Nrcima – Thanks

    Manisha – Wait !!! Take everything… there.. that’s better. And thanks a lot sweetie.

    Sreelu, Vanishree – Thank you so much.

    Asha – Thank you… yes and it also looks more like cous-cous. The grains are smaller than those in the photo.

    Shanti – Thank you. Do try it and let me know.

  10. SUnitaon 25 Apr 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Mythili – Amazing,beautiful .

    I like your way of expressing, you are very creative. Keep it up.
    I like your blog so much. I am not much into cooking, but looking at all these interesting,healthy recipies, now I am all ready to experiment in kitchen.

    Thanks so much sweetie for such a wonderful blog. Brings back so many childhood memories.
    Keep posting more and more…..

  11. Sigon 25 Apr 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Hey sweetie, congratulations…. 100th post… wow, we should go out and celebrate over some jasmine martinis eh? :) :twisted:

  12. Mythilion 25 Apr 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Sunita – Thanks so much!!!

    Sig – We MUST celebrate. How often do you come to the Eastside? Curious? We could go out for some drinks? :D :D Let me know what you think and we can discuss this offline.

  13. beeon 26 Apr 2007 at 8:43 am

    mythili, congrats on your 100th post. it’s our 100 post anniv too at jugalbandi. that makes us cyber twins (triplets, to be more accurate), i guess. what a great 100th post. looking forward to hundreds more.

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  15. Veenaon 26 Apr 2007 at 11:04 am

    Congrats Mythili on 100th post, you are doing a great job keeping your blog interesting and colorful. Keep it up.


  16. Sigon 26 Apr 2007 at 11:09 am

    Mythili, I work in Redmond, so I come to the eastside everyday :) . I’d love to meet up, send me an email.

  17. mandiraon 26 Apr 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Mythili – congratulations on your 100th post. The Korrannam looks delicious!

  18. Chandanaon 26 Apr 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Congratulations on 100th post :)
    Will look forward for more and more….

  19. Mythilion 27 Apr 2007 at 8:23 am

    Bee – Yes we are fb (food blogging) triplets !!! Yay!!! Thanks for the wishes hon:)

    Veena – Thank you so much .. your words are always great encouragement for me.

    Sig – Done. Check your email.

    Mandira – Thanks, thanks and thanks. And I am long due a “green blog project” post … this is my mom’s contribution and I really want to present it .. I will do it this weekend :)

    Chandana – Thank you so much honey :)

  20. Reenaon 27 Apr 2007 at 12:31 pm

    mythili, congratulations on the 100th post. i think this is my first time here.

  21. Mythilion 27 Apr 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Reena – Welcome and I hope you like it here. Thanks for your wishes. You have a lovely blog and the mocktail is awesome :)

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    My family, We are eating Korrannam since my childhood every day. My father and his brothers they are in their 70′s and still very healthy with no BP or Diabetis or any other regular health issues. they claims that Korrannam is the reason for that.

    As Mythili said, Korrannam doesn’t taste much when it is cold, tastes very good with any kind of vankaya koora or pulusu.

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