Barnyard millets are tiny white, round grains belonging to the millets family. It is the fastest growing millet producing yield in 6 weeks and has the highest iron content of all the millets. They are grown on a small scale in India, Japan, China and Korea.
The scientific name of Barnyard millet is Echinochloa esculenta. It is known as Sirithenaigal Kuthiravali in Tamil, Siridhanyalu Odalu in Telugu, Sridhanya Jhangora in Hindi, Siridhanyalu Udalu in Kannada, Bhagar in Marathi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam.
Barnyard millets have a history of being consumed during fasting times in India especially during Navratri times. It is known by different names such as Vari, Varai, Bhagar, Samo, Samak rice, Sama ke chawal, Moraiyo, Morayo, Vrat ke chawal, Sanwa, Sawa, Upvas chawal among many others.
The grains are white in colour.
Barnyard millets are Non-GMO, native and indigenous grass species
Soak Barnyard millet in water for an hour. Cook like rice in cooker. Rice can be replaced with millets in your staple diet, any rice dish can be made using Barnyard millets. You could also cook porridge, sprinkle millets over salads and soups.
Below is the nutrition chart of Barnyard millet for 1 serving of 80 grams:
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