Millets, being one of the oldest foods known to humans, are also one of the most nutrient dense foods. Rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium, some millets are known to have ten times more calcium than that of rice or wheat. Also, rich in B vitamins, they are known to reduce the risks of lifestyle diseases. And the best part about millets are that they are easily digestible, least allergenic and great for those who are gluten intolerant.
Barnyard millet (Hindi: Sanwa, Kannada: Oodhalu) – This is the fastest growing millet producing yield in 6 weeks, this has the highest fibre and iron content of all the millets.
How to use:
- This millet can be cooked like rice in a 1:2 ratio of water in a pressure cooker. It can be used as a replacement to rice in a wide variety of dishes like upma, pulao, curd rice etc.