Recipe for Millet Poha using Dinesh Flour Mills Millets:
- 2 cups of Dinesh Flour Mills Barnyard Millet.
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 green chili, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup of peas
- 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
- A handful of peanuts
- 1 tsp of mustard seeds
- A pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
- 8-10 curry leaves
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Lemon juice to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
- Roast the millets in pan till light brown without oil .
- Now add some 4 cups water and boil for 7-8 mins.
- Now strain the water and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
- When the seeds start to splutter, add asafoetida, curry leaves, and green chilies. Sauté for a few seconds.
- Add the peanuts and fry them until they are crispy.
- Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
- Now add peas and carrots, and cook until they are soft.
- Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well.
- Add the Dinesh Flour Mills Millets which were kept aside to the pan and mix well so that the Poha is coated with turmeric.
- Cover the pan and let it cook on a low flame for about 3-5 minutes.
- Finally, turn off the heat and add lemon juice. Mix well.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Benefits of Millets: Millets are incredibly nutritious grains. Here are some health benefits associated with millets:
High in Nutrients: Millets are packed with proteins, fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants.
Gluten-Free: Millets are naturally gluten-free and are a great grain alternative for people who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.
Good for Digestion: The high fiber content in millets aids in digestion and can help prevent constipation.
Helps in Weight Loss: Millets are low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent food for weight loss as they can help you feel full longer.
Controls Blood Sugar Levels: The high fiber content in millets slows down the pace at which glucose is released into the bloodstream, which can prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, making it a good grain choice for people with diabetes.
Heart Health: Millets contain essential fats that provide our bodies with natural fats. It also helps in preventing excess fat from depositing over muscles.
Remember, while millets have several health benefits, they should be part of a balanced diet and not the sole component. Enjoy millet dishes like the Poha recipe above as part of a varied diet for optimal health.