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Barnyard millet is known as kuthiraivali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, Odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam. Like other millets are rich in fiber, a good source of zinc and manganese; antioxidantt; a good source of B complex vitamins. It supports weight loss; good for diabetic patients, ; It is lower in carbohydrates and higher in energy value among all the millets.

So, don't miss this millet. enjoy the taste and acquire the health benefits form this great wonderful cereal.

There are so many recipes using this barnyard millet. Out of these recipes , I chose this snack for your reference. 

How to make ?

Barnyard millet flour 300 gms Fried Bengal gram flour 150 gms Salt to taste Asafoetida one pinch Sesame oil one spoon Adequate water Black sesame seeds one tablespoon Ajwain seeds one tablespoon Red chilly powder one spoon Sesame oil to deep fry
Mix all the ingredients barnyard millet flour, fried bengal gram flour, red chilly powder, asafoetida, sa…


I would like to mention the greens used to cook this yummy green porial is Sukkutty keerai. It is known as Manathakkali. This green has many english names such as Sunberry, wonder cherry and Solanum Nigrum (botanical name). These greens are growing lush during the monsoon. It is very popular in Tamil nadu for its properties that heal ulcer of whole digestive system.

The combination of boiled peanuts and manathakkali keerai in this porial is so delicious and packed with protein and vitamins and minerals to an extent.

Shallots half cup Red chillies two Curry leaves one sprig#Turmeric powder one snall spoon Salt to taste Mustard seeds half spoon Sesame oil one tablespoon Manathakkali keerai cleaned, washed, and chopped three cups Shredded  fresh coconut half cup Boiled peanuts one cup

Heat the pan with sesame oil. Add mustard seeds to splutter. When they start to splutter, add shallots, red chillies, curry leaves. Saute for few minutes. Add turmeric. Add salt.  No need to add or spr…