Little millet or saamai in Tamil or kutki in Hindi, or Saame in Kannada, or Samalu in Telugu, or Chama in Malayalam.
Millets are cereals that are native to India that have been grown around India for centuries. These millets are generally more nutritious when compared to rice which is basically filled with carbohydrates for the most part.
Little millet is a gluten-free millet that is rich in digestible protein and it provides low calories when compared with other cereals. Due to this, you will not feel heavy after consuming. Instead, you will feel light and energetic.
However, to be honest with you, we add a small proportion of wheat for better binding to get noodles. Little millets have comparatively lesser carbohydrate content when compared with other millets. (Millets usually contain way too low carbohydrates when compared to rice).
Since it naturally contains Low-Glycemic Index GI (rate of mixing sucrose with your blood when consuming the respective food) makes it an absolute go-to meal for people with diabetic conditions.
Little millets have high dietary content combined with its low carbohydrate content making it a good choice for people who are trying to lose weight without cutting the necessary nutrients.
It also contains natural antioxidants that generally prevent heart diseases and even some cancers with adequate consumption.
How to cook :
- Add Little millet noodles into boiling water for 5-6 minutes and drain the water.
- Rinse the noodles with cold water (optional)
- Add oil, mustard seeds, onion to a pan, and fry till they release their flavor.
- Add Vegetables like Capsicum, Carrots, Beans, and any other vegetable of your choice to the pan and let them cook.
- Add the drained noodles into the pan and mix till the veggies thoroughly mix with the Noodles.
Healthy and Tasty Little millet noodles is now ready to be served Hot.