Here are some of the millets that I have tried...
Name of various millets....
-Scientific Name- Echinocloa spp, Kuthiraivali [Tamil],Jhangaro[Hindi].Other name - Japanese millet.
- Scientific Name- Eleusine coracana,Kelveragu[Tamil], Ragi[Kannada, telugu,]Nachni[Hindi]. Other names- African millet.
-Scientific Name- Setaria italica,Thinai[Tamil],Kangni[Hindi]
-Scientific Name- Panicum sumatrense,Samai[Tamil],Kutki[Hindi],Samo, Jungle rice.
-Scientific Name- Pennisettum glaucum, Kambu[Tamil],Bajra[Hindi]
-Scientific Name- Paspalum scrobiculatum,Varagu[Tamil],Kodro[Hindi]
I will update this space with the names of millets in other languages as well...
Barnyard millet, Kodo millet and little millet look a little similar. And they all taste a little earthy but when mixed with other sides or when seasoned, you will not notice anything much.
In general, millets can be cooked in a pan or in a pressure cooker.Almost all the millets can be cooked as such. Foxtail millet needs to be soaked for a couple of hours before cooking.
Also milliets can be used in the place of rice and hence can be serves along with the regular lunch sides..
Millets can be used in preparing anything from porridge to desserts.Looking for more Millet based recipes?Check out this link...
For this week, I am preparing recipes under different courses using Barnyard millet / Kuthiraivali.
Today this recipe features cooking the Barnyard millet in a pan.
I used :
Barnyard millet- 1 cup
Water- 3 cups
Roast the millet in a pan for 5 minutes on medium flame till a nice aroma arises. Do not let it char or turn brown. Heat water in a pan when it comes to a rolling boil, add the roasted millet and stir well.
Cover and cook on medium flame till the water is absorbed and the millet is cooked. Once it is cooked, keep aside for a few minutes and then fluff up with a ladle or fork.
Serve as the main dish along with the regular lunch sides...
Sometimes, the millet may require a little more water than the mentioned quantity. In that case add little by little till the millet if fully cooked.
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