Friday, 23 September 2016


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, salt, sesame seeds, and ajwain seeds

Knead the flours with adequate water to a soft dough.

Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan.
Squeeze the portion of dough filled in ribbon press in the oil directly.
Allow to deep fry.
Flip other side using spatula carefully.
When the sound of the hot oil ceases. and the oil bubbles subside, take out the ribbons and collect in a dry plate.
Repeat the process until the dough exhausts.
Break the ribbons and keep aside to cool.
Store in an airtight container.

Note : Don't add oil while kneading this dough. The result is more crunchy and crispy. The ribbons doesn't absorb oil. It is good for elders and kids.

Adding ajwain seeds  is for easy digestion and comfort tummy eventhough have more.

Crunchy and tasty barnyard millet ribbon pakodas are ready to have.

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