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Delicious millet menus to explore in Delhi and Mumbai

Arushi Sakhuja
Millet has been announced as the grain for 2023 by United Nations. A common fibre-rich superfood in the Indian diet, millet is having a moment world over. So what makes millet such a popular dining choice? The ancient grain, millet has a subtle, nutty flavour, is gluten-free, high in protein and iron and can help prevent ulcers, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Coming to the environmental concerns, it’s also drought resistant and needs a tenth as much water as rice to grow. Here’s looking at some delicious millet menus to try in Delhi and Mumbai.
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Toast and Tonic
millet menus
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While it’s known for its smashing burgers and divine cocktails, Toast and Tonic also offers an inclusive menu. The latest addition? Keeping in sync with the grain group of the year is their new menu serving healthy and millet-based dishes. Giving a modern spin to the traditional grain, you can expect to find millet cutlets, burgers and a whole lot more. Their menu has a lot of options from appetisers, mains and some feel-good desserts. The best part? It is all made out of millet.
Where: 1, Ground Jet Airways-Godrej, G Block BKC, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
To Book: +91 72088 71559
Native Mumbai
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 Native Bombay
Photo Courtesy: Native Bombay
Indulge in a delectable culinary tribute to the diverse flavours of India with Native Bombay’s special regional millet menu. Bringing authentic culinary excellence of Indian regions to your palate, Native Bombay’s millet menu embraces the versatility of millets. The menu features delectable appetisers like UP’s Rajgira Seekh Kebab, Rajasthan’s Bajre ki Pasali, Haryana’s Bhatti Ki Kukdi with wild potli seasoning, Goa’s Masli Dangar Kodu accompanied by Balchao dip to name a few. For the mains, enjoy Gujarat’s Bajre Gondh Khichdi with a hint of mustard, Lucknowi delicacy Zarda Pulao Kangani and Kashmir’s Lal Saag Ghosht amongst others. End the meal with a millet-based desserts like Maharashtra’s Jav Ka Meetha and Punjab’s Kutki Phirni.
Where: 10 – 12, Cochin St, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
To Book: +91 9619066000
The Westin Mumbai Garden City
The Westin Mumbai Garden City
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Millets Of The Year
Photo courtesy: The Westin Mumbai Garden City
In honour of the International Year of the Millet, The Westin Mumbai Garden City has introduced new European culinary offerings that champion nutritious cereal. With an array of epicurean delights, the menu features delectable dishes across the hotel’s dining outlets. The hotel’s culinary team has meticulously crafted a special millet-focused menu that includes an exquisite selection of dishes using various millet varieties. Each millet offers its unique set of health benefits, making this initiative a step towards fostering wellness and enriching the guest experience.
The mouth-watering millet-based delicacies ainclude Ossobuco with Pearl Millet, Finger Millet Ravioli, Millet Risotto, Sorghum Crepes, Millet Coconut Pudding with Raspberry Sauce, Buckwheat Pudding. At Seasonal Tastes relish traditional favorites such as Ragi Kangi, Millet Bisibelebhat, Asian Millet Conjee with chicken & shitake mushroom, Millet Kakdi chi koshimbir, Pearl Millet Khichadi, Methi Jowar Thalipeeth, Thecha, and much more.
Where: The Westin Mumbai Garden City
To Book: +91 22-61470000
OMO – Soul Food Community
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When it comes to cafes and soul food, OMO tops the chart. If you are looking for something different from millet menus in India, then OMO just has the right picks for you. Savour the ancient art of millet fermentation unveiling a world of flavours and textures that transform humble millet into culinary masterpieces.  Don’t forget to try OMO’s Spicy Beetroot Salad with Vaothri Millet which is spicy and packed with the nutritional benefits of Vaothri Millet. You can also indulge in the Feast of Naga including Ambli Mango Smoothie Bowl made with millet and Raw Banana and Ofoam Millet Pancake.
Where: OMO, R-004, 2nd Floor, DLF, Galleria Market, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
To Book: +91 89290 93537 | +91 89290 93538
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Virat Kohli’s restaurant, One8 Commune is a must-visit place for food lovers and for those who wish to try millet menus in India. Their new menu focuses on new dishes that blend taste with health. One of the main highlights is the vegetarian spread which focuses on health without compromising on the flavours. Chef Pawan Bisht’s curations see the use of millet, grains and superfoods, while also introducing options for vegans. We highly recommend trying the millet risotto.
New additions see salads like Baby Bocincinni, Arugula & California Grapes and Oriental Meal Bowls offer a variety of Silken Tofu, Mushroom, Chicken Katsu and Salmon for a healthy yet hearty meal.
Where: Worldmark 2, 8, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
To book: +919205028518
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