Sunday, December 1, 2013

Millet Special

#Millet s are small seeded grasses that grow well in dry places as a rain fed crop. It grows well in dry places even over not so fertile soil. The growing period is also less compared to rice and wheat.
They are rich source of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Finger millet [ Ragi ] is having highest calcium content compared to rice and wheat.
They are non glutinous, nutritious and non acid forming food.
These millets are very good for diabetic patients as it releases lesser glucose into system over a longer period of time.
Some of the millets - scientific name and its names in different languages :

  • Sorghum - Sorghum bicolor is called Jowar in Hindi, Cholam in Tamil. 
  • Kodo Millet - Paspalum scrobiculatum is called Kodon in Hindi and Varagu or Varagarisi in Tamil.
  • Little Millet - Panicum miliare is called Kutki in Hindi and Samai in Tamil.
  • Finger Millet - Eleucine coracana is called Ragi or Mandia in Hindi and Kezhvaragu [ kevuru ] in Tamil.
  • Barnyard Millet - Echinochloa frumentacea is called Sawan or Bhagar in Hindi and Kuthiraivaali in Tamil.
  • Italian Millet [ Foxtail millet ] - Setaria italica is called Kakunin Hindi and Thinai in Tamil
  • Pearl Millet - Pennisetum glaucum is called Bajra in Hindi and Kambu in Tamil.

To know more on Millet :
Millet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millet
More on Millet

To see the images of millet

Millet Images

Please find links to recipes prepared using millet below

Breakfast/Tiffin

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Dosai Video
Dosai making Video
Kambu - Pearl millet
Pearl millet recipes
Kambu recipes
Cholam - Sorghum
Sorghum recipes
Cholam recipes

Samai - Little Millet
Little millet recipes
Samai arisi recipes
Kuthiraivaali - Barnyard millet
Barnyard millet recipes
Kuthiraivaali recipes

 Ragi - Finger Millet 
Finger millet recipes
Kezhvaragu [ Ragi ] recipes
Thinai - Foxtail Millet
Foxtail Millet recipes
Thinai recipes

Varagu - Kodo Millet
Kodo Millet recipes
Varagarisi recipes

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Mixed Rice
Kuthiraivaali Coriander Rice [ Barnyard Millet Coriander rice ]
Kuthiraivaali Coriander rice
Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai [ Barnyard Millet Tamarind rice ]
Kuthiraivaali Puliyodharai
Varagarisi Bisibelebath [ Kodo Millet Bisibelebath ]
Varagarisi Bisibelebath
Varagarisi Puliyodharai [ Kodo Millet Tamarind Rice ]
Varagarisi Puliyodharai
Varagarisi Pudhina Briyani [ Kodo Millet Mint Briyani ]
Varagarisi Pudhina Briyani
Samai Bisibelebath [ Little Millet Bisibelebath ]
Samai Arisi Bisibelebath

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Snack/Savoury
Kambu Murukku [ Bajra Murukku ]
Kambu Murukku
Kambu Pakoda [ Bajra Pakoda ]
Kambu Pakoda
Kambu Singara Neerkozhukattai [ Bajra Singara Dumpling ]
Kuthiraivaali singhara dumpling
Bhel Puri Ragi Aval Chaat
Ragi aval bhel pori
Kuthiraivaali Upma Kozhukattai
Kuthiraivaali upma kozhukattai
Cholam Pasalaikeerai Sundal [ Sorghum Spinach Stir fry ]
Sorghum spinach stir fry
Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling ]
Thinai pidi kozhukattai
Thinai Neer Kozhukattai [ Foxtail Millet Dumpling in water ]
Thinai neer kozhukattai

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Dessert/Payasam
Kuthiraivaali Paal Payasam [ Barnyard millet Milk Payasam ]
Kuthiraivaali paal payasam
Samai Arisi Paal Payasam [ Little millet Milk Payasam ]
Samai Arisi payasam
Samai Arisi Thaengai Payasam [ Little millet Coconut Payasam ]
Samai coconut payasam
Thinai Payasam [ Foxtail millet Payasam ]
Thinai payasam
Thinai Paal Payasam 2 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 2 ]
Thinai payasam 2
Thinai Paal Payasam 3 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 3 ]
Thinai payasam 3
Thinai Payasam 4 [ Foxtail millet Payasam 4 ]
Thinai payasam 4
Varagarisi Payasam [ Kodo millet Payasam ]
Varagarisi paal payasam
Varagarisi Thaengai Payasam [ Kodo millet Coconut Payasam ]
Varagarisi coconut payasam
Carrot Thinai Payasam [ Carrot Foxtail millet Payasam ]
Carrot thinai payasam
Samai Buckwheat Payasam [ Little millet buckwheat Payasam ]
Samai Buckwheat payasam
Thinai Fruit Custard [ Foxtail millet Fruit Custard ]
Thinai Fruit custard

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Sweet/Sweet Snack/Sweet Tiffin
Kezhvaragu Inippu Adai [ Ragi Sweet Pancake ]
Ragi sweet pancake
Kezhvaragu Inippu Pidi Kozhukattai [ Ragi Sweet dumpling ]
Ragi pidi kozhukattai
Kezhvaragu Puttu [ Ragi Puttu ]
Ragi puttu
Kezhvaragu Inippu kuzhi Paniyaram [ Ragi Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram ]
Ragi sweet kuzhipaniyaram
Thinai Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Foxtail millet Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram ]
Thinai kuzhipaniyaram
Samai Arisi Sakkarai Pongal [ Little Millet Sweet Pongal ]
Samai sakkarai pongal
Thinai Urundai [ Foxtail millet Balls ]
Thinai sweet balls
Thinai Ellu Urundai [ Foxtail millet till ball]
Thinai-till sweet balls
Thinai Pottukadalai Urundai [ Foxtail millet friedgram ball]
Thinai pottukadalai balls
Varagarisi Thiruvathirai Kali [ Kodo millet Thiruvathirai kali ]
Varagarisi thiruvadhirai kali
Kambu Amaranth Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram
Kambu amaranth sweet paniyaram
Kuthiraivaali sakkarai Pongal [ Barnyard millet sweet pongal ]
Kuthiraivaali sakkarai pongal
Thinai sakkarai Pongal [ Foxtail millet sweet pongal ]
Thinai sakkarai pongal




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