Sunday, 4 January 2015


Barnyard millet is called as Kuthiraivali Millet in Tamil.. It is the best

substitute for rice and it suited very well with sambar, rasam and curd.

There are lot of recipes by using

Barnyard  millet and I will write in future one by one. Before that we

have to know about the nutrient values and its benefits. Let us have a look 

at it.

Barnyard millet  is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals.

High in Nutrition which is good for children.

High fiber content.

Barnyard millet helps hydrate your colon to keep your system regular and

keep you from being constipated.

Digestion friendly.

Rich in photochemical, phytic acid, which lowers cholesterol, and phytate, 

and that helps in reduction of cancer risks.

High antioxidant activity.

Barnyard millet  helps in controlling Blood sugar and Cholesterol.

Great energy source especially good for athletes.

Complete protein source when combined with legumes - ideal for a 

vegetarian diet

Barnyard millet consumption decreases Triglycerides and C-Reactive Protein.

Serotonin in the Millet calms and soothes the moods.

Barnyard millet rice acts as a Prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner


Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:

Magnesium,Fiber,Antioxidants,Tryptophan,Phosphorus,Calcium, Vitamin B 

and Manganese.

Moreover it takes very less time to cook.

It grown as an organic millet. No pesticides or no chemicals needed for its

growth and yield.

It fights diabetes and obesity.

Source (The Hindu)


Barnyard millet one cup

Water two and half cup


Clean the barnyard millet.

Wash the Barnyard millet thrice and cook  in a mini cooker with above

measurement of water. 

One whistle is enough.

Kuthiraivali millet meal is ready to serve with sambar, rasam and curd.

You will enjoy its real taste and it goes very well with sambar, rasam, curd.

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