Kodo Millet Grain/Rice (Raw)(Unpolished)(Hand-pounded) ,1kg

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Heirloom Kodo Millet Grain/Rice is an ancient grain that has been traditionally used in India for centuries. This raw, unpolished, hand-pounded grain is a great source of dietary fiber, protein, essential minerals, and vitamins. It is a gluten-free grain that is ideal for those with wheat allergies. It is also high in antioxidants and can help reduce cholesterol levels. This grain can be cooked like rice and used in a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, and stir-fries. It can also be used as a breakfast cereal or ground into flour for baking. Heirloom Kodo Millet Grain/Rice is a nutritious, delicious, and versatile addition to any meal.

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KODO MILLET

Scientific name: Paspalum scrobiculatum (L.)
Hindi name: Kodon
Telugu name: Varagu

Kodo millet was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. It is an annual
tufted grass that grows up to 90 cm high. The grain is enclosed within hard,
corneous, persistent husks that are difficult to remove. It has the highest dietary
fiber amongst all the millets
It forms the main stay of the dietary nutritional requirements. It has high
protein content (11%), low fat (4.2%) and very high fibre content (14.3%). Kodo
millet is very easy to digest, it contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent
for strengthening the nervous system. It is rich in B vitamins, especially niacin,
B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium,
magnesium and zinc. It contain no gluten and is good for people who are gluten
intolerant. Regular consumption of kodo millet is very beneficial for
postmenopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease, like
high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels

Kodo Millet Upma

Ingredients:

Kodo millet grain – 1 cup, chopped onions, green chillies,carrot, beans, potato ginger, mustard seeds, blackgram dal,
bengal gramdal, curry leaves, water and oil – as required

Preparation Method:

Wash kodo millet two or three times, then drain the water completely and keep it aside.

  • Chop onions, green chillies and veggies finely. Grate the ginger.
  • Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds when it splutters, add blackgram dal, chanadal, curry leaves and greenchillies.
  • When dal turns golden brown add onions, ginger,turmeric, sautetill onions turns golden brown.
  • Add carrots, beans, and potato saute for 2 to 3 minutes.Then add kodo millet, saute for1 minute, till everything
    combines.
  • Then add water and salt. When water starts boiling close the lid, and cook inmoderate flame for 3 whistles.
  • When pressure subsides, open the lid and serve hot with any type of chutney or sambar.

Kodo Millet Pulao

Ingredients:

Kodo millet – 1 cup,water – 1 & 1/2 cups, chopped carrot, beans, green peas – 1 cup,onion – 1, ginger garlic paste -1 tsp,green chilli – 2, mint leaves – 12,salt – as needed; To temper: Ghee/oil – 3 tsp, cinnamon – 1 inch piece,
fennel seeds – 1 tsp and bay leaf – 1

Preparation Method:

Heat a small pressure cooker and sautewithoil/ ghee and add cinnamon, fennel and bay leaf.

  • Stir and add onion and ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the chopped veggies, mint leaves and salt
  • Add washed, drained millet to it and mix well and cook.
  • Add water, salt and bring to boil,mix well and cook for a whistle in medium or low flame.
  • Serve hot garnish with coriander leaves.

Source: cookingwithmillets.com

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