What is Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali
Barnyard millet known as kuthiravali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam. Like other millets, barnyard millets are gluten free and vegan cereals. In north India it is called as Samak / Swang. North Indians use Barnyard millet during fasting season of navarathiri.
kuthiravali (tamil) are tiny white, round grains belonging to the millet family (siruthaniyam). Kuthiravali means horse tail, this name is derived because the crop looks like horse tail.
Nutritional Value of Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)
High in fibre
Good source of zinc and manganese
Helps to maintain body temperature
Rich Anti - Oxidant
High in Carbohydrate
The bran layer has fat (good fat) and minerals
Millets are predominantly starch. (It gives a sweet taste)
Good source of B-complex vitamins
The protien content is comparable to that of wheat and maize
Health Benefits of Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)
Good for diabetic patients
Helps accelerate weight loss
Barnyard millet has the lowest carbohydrates content and energy value among all the varieties of millets
Recipes made from Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)
Kuthiraivali (Barnyard millet) upma
kuthiraivali rice idli
kuthiraivali curd rice
Do not miss the benefits of this great cereal food Barnyard millets. Enjoy the taste and health benefits of Barnyard millets.