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Sahaja Little Millet Rice


Little Millet (Samalu in Telugu) is a species of cereals that belongs to the group of small millets (other members being Proso, Kodo, Barnyard and Finger millets). Sahaja Little Millets are organically grown, pesticide free and procured directly from the farmers. A healthy and nutritious food item!

Nutritional values - Packed with the goodness of B-vitamins, minerals like calcium, iron, zinc and potassium. It's crude fibre content is nearly twice that of other cereals and amongst the millets, has the highest amount of it. Like other millets, it is also gluten-free. It is a rich source of essential amino acids Histidine, Methionine and Phenylalanine.

Health benefits - Detoxifies the body, lowers bad cholesterol levels, prevents onset of breast cancer, prevents type-II Diabetes, reduces blood pressure, aids in treating respiratory conditions, reduces the risk of gastric ulcers, and provides relief from constipation.

Cooking tips - Dry roast the millets till it develops light golden-brown colour before grinding it into flour.
What can be prepared? It can be washed, dried and stone grounded or churned in mixie jar into a coarse flour or a fine flour. Use the flour form in making puri/paratha/roti. Use the whole millets in preparing upma, porridge. Cook the roasted millet with water in the pressure cooker, like rice, and mix with roasted spices/potatoes or serve it with curries/lentils. Desserts like Kheer/payasam is a great option.

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