Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
Pearl Millet ranks as the 6th most important grain in the world. It is called "Kambu" in Tamil and "Bajra" in Hindi.
It is first and foremost Gluten free, contains most of the Vitamin B and is very rich in other minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, copper, zinc and chromium.Pearl Millet is the one and only grain which contains chromium, it has the highest folic acid and makes a perfect diet for pregnant women.
It is protein-rich, rich in anti oxidants, easily digestible and hence perfect food for babies from 6th month onwards, treats Iron and Anemia deficiency, reduces blood sugar levels, aids in weight loss, reduces cholesterol, relieves constipation, prevents Insomnia and is very good for lactating mothers.
So, when I knew that millet semiyas are available in market, Irushed to buy them, since these are rich in nutrients when compared to vermicelli.


Kambu semiya - 1 cup
Onion - 1, small, chopped fine
Green bell pepper - 1/2, chopped fine
Red bell pepper - 1/2, chopped fine
Tomatoes - 2, chopped fine
Sambar powder - 3/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 2-3 tsps
Salt to taste

To season
Cooking/gingely oil - 3-4 tsps
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Urad dhal, split - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 slit
Curry leaves 

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast/dinner/tiffin
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: For semiya - 10 mts; other cooking: 10 mts

Serves 2

1 cup bajra measured and taken

Soaked in water for 5 minutes

Then drained

Veggies cut and kept ready

Drained semiya placed on a steaming plate, and cooked for 10 minutes

The cooked semiya, let to cool down

Oil heated, and all seasonings, above mentioned, added

Slit green chillies and curry leaves added

After the seasonings turn golden, now the chopped onion

Colored peppers

Now tomatoes and sambar powder added

Salt to taste

After sauteeing the veggies nicely, add the cooled down semiya

Mix well, and add lemon juice. Forgot to click that picture!!

Just a bowl of fresh yogurt is more than enough!!!

* Other millets like Little millet, Kodo and Barnyard millets can also be made like this

This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com


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