Barnyard Millet (Udalu) is a wild seed and not a grain. Also known as Sanwa(Hindi), Moraiyo (Gujarati) is a fastest growing crop. Small seeds of Barnyard millet are processes on groats which are then used in the preparation of different types of porridges. Sahaja Barnyard Millets are organically grown, without any chemical pesticides and we get directly from our farmers.
Nutritional values - Low in calories and carbohydrates, high levels of dietary fibre, calcium and phosphorous. Predominantly starchy. Gluten free grain.
Health benefits - Feels light and energetic, prevents constipation, excess gas, bloating, cramping, helpful for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Cooking tips - Tastes similar to broken rice when cooked. Does not cook into separate grains like long grained rice. It is sticky once cooked and stays a bit soggy. The grains are smaller than Saboodana and bigger than Ravva. Good alternative to rice and wheat. It is popular during fasting days.
What can be prepared? Whole grains are commonly used to prepare upma, khichadi, pulav. Porridge, Kheer, Payasam (even to babies). Can be grounded to flour (coarsely or finely) at home and mix it in the chapati dough, idli or dosa batter.More details
A gluten-free and organically grown cereal also known as Sajjalu is used a lot in the rural India. It has a nutty and bittersweet after taste. Sahaja Bajra Millets are grown without chemical pesticides and is a good healthy food.
Nutritional values - High in proteins, iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid and dietary fibre content. Has zinc, copper and over 20 micronutrients and high levels of antioxidants. Higher in calorie count than wheat.
Health Benefits - Promotes a healthy nervous system, lowers risk of obesity, Diabetes & cardiovascular diseases, burns fat, controls blood sugar level, healthy bones, boosts blood circulation, prevent anemia and overcomes acidity.
Cooking tips - This can be used in baking products like bread, cookies, muffins, chapatis, biscuits, dhoklas and chaklis. Usually used in Winters as it keeps the body warm. To be consumed fresh and thus best to purchase in small quantities. Can be used in baking products like bread, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, chapatis, biscuits, dhoklas and chaklis. A Maharashtrian multi-grain savoury dish Thalipeeth, made with Bajra flour, along with rice and Chickpea flour. 'Bajra ki roti' with 'Sarso ka saag' is very popular in Rajasthan.More details
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.More details
Browntop Millet (Andu Korra) is one of the rarest among millets grown naturally and pesticide free. It is not only nutritious but also very delicious and is known for its rapid forage production. It is a food grown pesticide free and we get directly from our farmers.
Nutritional values - Gluten-free, good source of B-complex vitamins, rich in antioxidants, minerals, calcium, magnesium and iron. High in dietary fibre.
Health benefits - Controls blood sugar level, easy for digestion. It serves as a medicine for dealing with life style diseases, lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases, duodenal ulcer and hyperglycemia (diabetes).
Cooking tips - Cooks well when soaked for an hour in warm water. Millet-water ratio = 1:2 ½. Before preparing any breakfast dishes, dry roast the millets and then let it cool down and use it. What can be prepared? Breakfast dishes like Dosa, Idly, Upma, Appam. Meals like Khichadi, Pulav, Lemon/Tamarind rice, or cooking it like regular white rice and serving it with stir-fried vegetables or cooked curry/lentils. Can be grinded to flour and mix it with wheat flour to make rotis/chapatis, naan, paratha, bhakri and other bread forms. Desserts like Payasam/kheer, Sweet appam and can try making some traditional sweets.More details