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Baking With Millet Flour Recipes [Glossary of Millets in Indian Languages]

 I have been experimenting with millets, and you are here wondering how to bake with millets. Or you might be wondering how to use millets in Indian diet? What millets are good for heart? Which millet aids in digestion? Are there millets side effects? Does millet cause constipation? Which millet is good for weight loss? How much millet to eat per day? Or you are looking for healthy millet recipes for weight loss? Can we eat millets daily?

Well, I will be elaborate on the use of ancient grains. If you are yet to try out millets, then pick Little millet as your first choice. Go for ragi or finger millet if you are looking for a weight loss diet ingredient that actually works and plays a role in helping you lose weight. To add flavor to your meals, you may try out foxtail millet or kangu. This has become a hot favorite with me.

ragi sprouts (finger millet)


Little millet - Sama/Samak (upwas ke chawal)

Foxtail millet - Kangu, Kangni

Finger millet - Ragi/Nachhini/Mandya

Kodo millet - Varagu in hindi/ Arikeli

Barnyard millet - Samya (upwas ke chawal - different from little millet in looks - have a distinctive black spot)

Pearl millet- Bajra

Proso millet - Chenna in hindi

Jowar- Sorghum (not a millet)


Is jowar a millet?

Yes, sorghum is not a millet.

Is amaranth a millet?

No

Which is your favorite millet?

I started my journey with little millet, when I was unaware of millets. It all began with an experiment with little millet or vrat ke chawal (hindi).  

Thereafter I picked ragi or finger millet and loved its earthy nutty flavor upon roasting. I have been crazy for ragi , especially sprouting it and then dry roasting it until it is perfect for munching. It's my favorite snack. Oh yes!!

I love to use ragi in dosa, idli, cookies, laddus, cakes, and crackers.

Then I found foxtail millet and there has been no looking back. It is the tastiest and most flavorful of all millets. It is easy to cook, adds flavor and nutrition to your diet, and keeps you feeling full and satiated. I love to make finger millet upma. But more than that, I love finger millet salad. 

I also love to add finger millet to cookies and laddus.

I have experimented with kodo millet too. However, it sits last on the list of my favorite millets. I need to experiment further to judge it.

WHich millet you should start your kids with?

Of all the millets, little millet is the easiest to absorb and digest by the little one's tummy so you can start your kid on a millet diet with little millet porridge. Make your own little millet flour at home by following the video shared below and then making porridge with it. Soak the little millet flour in water for 30 minutes and then cook it into porridge. You may add a hint of black pepper and salt. 

You can mix millets with proteins from lentils or legumes to cater to your baby's protein needs. Millets+ lentils + veggies make a complete meal for kids. You may add a dash of ground nut oil for kids. Avoid giving them sweets until at least 1year of age. Because once kids start eating sweets, they develop a love for all things sweet and start disliking everything savory and salty. This goes against a wholesome balanced dietary plan. 


After little millet, you may start with barnyard millet, finger millet, kodo millet, foxtail millet, and other millets. Start with one millet at a time. When you introduce millets to your kids, give their bodies at least a month's time to adapt to millets and benefit from their nutritional profile. After that, you can introduce another millet and wait for a week before starting the other variety of millets. This way you can ensure that their bodies happily adapt to these ancient grains. 



 Millet Benefits

  • Rich in nutrients
  • Packed with insoluble fiber
  • A good source of calcium, potassium, and niacine
  • Low glycemic index
  • Diabetes friendly
  • Perfect for weight loss
  • Food for cancer diet

millets side effects 

does millet cause constipation 

which millet is good for weight loss 

how much millet to eat per day 

millet recipes 

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How do you make millet flour?


What is millet flour made out of?


Does millet need to be soaked before cooking?


Is millet flour easy to digest?

Is Millet better than rice?


Is millet flour healthy?

Which Millet is healthiest?


Does millet make you fat?


Is millet flour high in carbs?

Is Millet better than oatmeal?




Which flour has least carbs?


Which Millet has lowest carbs?

Which Millet is best for diabetes?


Which Millet is best for weight loss?




Is millet carbohydrate or protein?

Which Millet is best for weight loss?




Is millet carbohydrate or protein?


What type of millet is best?


Which Millet is good for thyroid?


Can Bajra be eaten by diabetics?

Which is better bajra or jowar?


Which is better wheat or Bajra?


Is Bajra better than wheat?

Is Bajra better than wheat?


Which flour is best to eat?


Does Bajra increase weight?


What is Bajra called in English?

Pearl millet- bajra

Which flour is good for heart?

Does Bajra increase body heat?

Yes, it does.

Which is the healthiest chapati flour?

Whole grain chapatis are good if you are not gluten sensitive. Any grain that is used as a whole with kernel, bran, and endosperm is good.

Which flour is best for weight loss?

Is Rice better than chapati?

Chapati made from whole grains or millets is healthier to white rice, which is nothing but starch.

Why chapati is not good for health?

Chapati made with maida or refined flour is not healthy. But the one made with whole grains or millets or jowar roti is healthy.






Ragi or finger millet benefits 

Of all cereals and millets, ragi is known to be the richest source of calcium and potassium, minerals, sulfur, and dietary fiber.

can we eat millets daily

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5037128/

Millet flour recipes [foxtail millet roti recipe]

So I decided to make roti with whole millets.
Did the fulka disappoint?
Na, I love everything healthy and this chapati with whole millets pleased the health freak in me. Of course, one of the best ways to reduce your calorie intake is here.
Did I say this is another puffed chapati from my glten-free roti collection?



I have been experimenting with millets, and you are here wondering how to bake with millets. Or is baking with millet flour tough? Ask me and I will take you step by step through millet bakes that you always crave to bake. Or you might be wondering how to use millets in Indian diet? Well, I will be elaborate on the use of ancient grains. If you are yet to try out millets, then pick Little millet as your first choice. Go for ragi or finger millet if you are looking for a weight loss diet ingredient that actually works and plays a role in helping you lose weight. To add flavor to your meals, you may try out foxtail millet or kangu. This has become a hot favorite with me.

How to make millet flour at home:


How to make little millet flour for babies



How to make foxtail millet upma:


Millet flour cake recipe eggless with jaggery:


Little Millet upma recipe for fasts:


Ragi bourbon biscuits without baking powder/soda with jaggery recipe ravneet bhalla:


Ragi panjiri recipe:


How to sprout ragi at home easily:


Millet salad recipe healthy:


How to make pearl millet sprouts with bajra:


How to make kodo millet dosa without rice:


Ragi idli recipe:


Foxtail millet burfi indian sweet recipe baked:


Foxtail millet cookies with jaggery without baking powder or soda:


Coffee ragi biscuits recipe with jaggery:


Pearl millet crackers recipe:


Ragi carrot cake recipe with jaggery:


How to make ragi roti:


Ragi cookies with jaggery recipe healthy:

Jowar biscuits recipe with jaggery


Weight loss meal with millets: Ragi biscuits with jaggery recipe:



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