07 May, 2021

Jab We Millet

The humble grain soars as it enters the red book of healthy diets

Dinesh Parab
Jab We Millet

How To Eat Millets

  • Cook them with chopped vegetables to make khichri
  • Pound them into flour to make dosas, vadas and murukkus
  • Add them to wheat flour to make more nutritious rotis
  • Add them to idli preparations to make them more wholesome
  • Use them to make payasam, preferably with jaggery
  • Brew them for alcohol. In Sikkim, a local variety of millet is brewed to make liquor known as thongba!

About Millets

  • Pearl millet (bajra) has more than 16 times the iron content of rice
  • Finger millet (ragi) has calcium 34 times more than rice, eight times more than wheat
  • Barnyard millet (sanwa) offers ten times more fibre than wheat
  • Foxtail millet (kakum) has double the protein content of rice
  • Sorghum (jowar) Dietary fibre is six-fold that in rice

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