Pearl millet or Kambu in Tamil or Bajra in Hindi, or Sajjalu in Kannada, or Sajje in Telugu, or Kambam 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.
Pearl millets contain a natural chemical component named phytic acid that looks after your cholesterol levels (maintaining the levels of good and bad cholesterols). Unlike other millets, Its higher vitamin niacin content reduces bad cholesterol intensely.
Pearl millet is a good source of nutrients that helps in maintaining the health of hair, skin, and nails including protein, vitamin B6, niacin, iron, zinc. Regular consumption of pearl millet ensures that you won’t be deficient in these minerals.
It also has a low calorie density food which is really good for fitness enthusiasts and for people who are trying to lose weight.
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.
It also helps people that suffer from metabolic diseases like cardiovascular and reduce cancer risks by its antioxidants content.
Pearl 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.
How to cook :
- Add Pearl 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 Millet Noodles is now ready to be served Hot.