Millet is a smart carbohydrate with lots of fiber and low simple sugars. Because of this it has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice.
Magnesium in millet can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks.
All millet varieties show high antioxidant activity and they contain high protein content.
Millet include Pearl millet, Finger millet, Proso millet, Kodo millet, Foxtail millet, Little millet, Barnyard millet, Sorghum (see Glossary for their Indian Names)
Varagu (Kodo) Pulav
Preparation Time : 10 min
Cooking Time : 20 min
First take the Kadai. Have 1 tbsp of oil. Season with cinnamon, cloves, Bay leaf.
Add onion sliced and saute
Add cut vegetables - carrot, beans, beetroot, peas
Saute them well.
Mix garam masala, chilli powder, salt.
Add Varagu rice, washed and soaked to the saute.
Water is added in the ratio of 1: 2 when cooked in the kadai itself. If its cooked in a cooker, reduce the amount of water to 1 : 1 1/2.
Now pulao is ready.