Thursday 30 October 2014

Little Millet

little millet

Little millet is smaller in size comparing to other millets and has a dull colour. 

Indian names of Little millet are Samai (Tamil), Kutki (Hindi), Sama (Telugu), Same (Kannada), Chama (Malayalam)

This little millet has the ability to grow well even in adverse climatic conditions. Little Millet is best suited for Diabetic patients, helps in reducing fat, helps in relieving constipation, helps to cure stomach related problems and good for bones and mucles.

Little millet is rich in fibre and protein.

Nutritional value:  Protein :7.7 (g), Fiber : 7.6 (g), Minerals :1.5 (g), Iron : 9.3 (mg), Calcium :17 (mg)

We can prepare variety of tasty dishes with Samai, like Samai uthappam, Millet masala Dosa, Samai rava upma.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Barnyard Millet

Barnyard millet

Barnyard Millet are tiny white coloured grain which has loads of health benefits. This Barnyard millet is the fastest growing millet. 

Barnyard millet is rich in Calcium, Protein, Phosphorus, Fibre and Iron. So it is best suited to control Diabetes,  Heart related problems and Anaemic. Also it works as antioxidant and improves body metabolism. 

The other Indian names of this Barnyard millet is Jhangora (Hindi), Odalu (Telugu), Kuthiraivali (Tamil), OOdalu (Kannada). 

If you see the nutrient content in Barnyard millet-- 11.2 (g) Protien, 10.1 (g) Fiber, 4.4 (g) Minerals, 15.2 (mg) Iron, 11 (mg) Calcium.

Many healthy recipes can be prepared using this Barnyard millet and it works as better alternative for polished white Rice. Barnyard millet can be cooked as rice, as pongal, upma, idiyappam, etc. The recipe which I tried is Adai, click here to get the recipe.