Ask your grandma! And she will let you in on the wonders of Millets!
Millets have the potential to top the super-foods list on any date! And yes, they can be made extremely delicious too! Healthy food need not always be boring!
MIllets originally gained popularity for their adaptability to climatic conditions. Millets were a potential replacement for rice as rice was a highly seasonal crop heavily dependent on rainfall. Infact, some millet varieties like Pani varagu grow abundantly just with the presence of foggy mornings. Millets are estimated to have 30 times the amount of calcium as rice! Millets have high amounts of beta-carotene; a micro-nutrient that is mostly supplied today in supplementary pharmaceutical pills. They have abundant iron helping combat fatigue and anemia. Millets have only complex carbohydrates that help immensely with growing children( not to mention weight management in adults). Millets are also GLUTEN-FREE! ( A boon for children/adults with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity)
Out of all the millet breakfast recipes Indian loves, Millet Coconut Milk Porridge is the best. A simple dish loved by all ages, the flavor of garlic, fenugreek and coconut milk gives a wonderful flavor …