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The Awesome Page Of Millet Recipes Links!


There are several individual blogs and pages that have millet recipes.
I wanted to make a momma of all pages for the millet recipes, so that
you can get all at the same page!

To start with, I have compiled the currently active pages that have the
millet recipes. In the future, I want to update this blog into sections for
breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets, occasional recipes, so that you can quickly
find the ones that you are looking for.

Here we go! :

Standard disclaimer: As with anything that you intake, you should consult with your doctor/nutritionist/dietitian on your personal health circumstances on what is appropriate for you.

Thank you!

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Millets: The Proso Pongal!

So, We had tasty, tasty Proso Pongal today!

What’s Proso Pongal? 🤐

Have you heard of Millets, by the way? Some of us would say No. Because we have forgotten.

Well, Millets is a staple food, just like rice and wheat. They consume just 10% of water compared to rice while production.

Millets are rich in micronutrients and better for health than rice and wheat – it releases sugar in the blood very slowly. Guess what that means? Less risk of diabetes and better diabetes management.

Now, about Proso Pongal… the recipe is the same as traditional rice Pongal, so no need to rack your brain!

Go get Proso Millet from your nearby retailer for around 70 rupees per kg. It’s a bit expensive than rice, but it’s all worth it considering the health benefits and the social cause of water conservation!

We have decided to skip rice Pongal from now on, and going for Millets Pongal at our home. How about you?!


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Happy Millets Ganesh Chathurthi!


Ganesh Chaturthi just passed by, and I hope you all had a wonderful celebration!

I wanted to bring you a timely millet recipe for the occasion, but I was tied up with some commitments, so I could not write.

Better late than never, that too, it’s never late for Modaks made out of Ragi!

I can see your eyes popping with surprise, wonder, and curiosity, so I won’t hold you long before you jump into this awesome Ragi Modak recipe from Swasthi:


Love Always!





Awesome Millet Recipes: Lemon Millet Rice

Greetings everyone!

We are all gearing up for making millets as an integral component of our food again in India. I am excited to share that India’s National Campaign on Millets is starting on September 28th in Pune!  Details about the event can be found here.

I have been talking to a few households and they have lot of questions about how to replace rice or wheat with millets. The short answer is ‘Google!’, but that would not be palatable (no pun intended!). I intend to introduce how millets can be introduced as meal item, rather than just a breakfast or dinner item.

I came across this awesome ‘Lemon Millet Rice‘ recipe by Swasthi.  It would answer the question about how millets can be used as a meal. In this recipe, Swasthi has used Kodo (Varagu in Tamil) millet, but she says we can use other millets like foxtail, little and barnyard too!

I encourage you to go through it, give it a try, and let me know your feedback in the comments.  It could be great if you could post a video of your trial too!

I look forward to hear from you!

Cheers, and Love Always!


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A Gentle Introduction to Millets!

In my recent post, I wrote about the major two reasons why as a country and people, India should shift to millets from rice and wheat.

That post received a very good response as a guest post, and several people wanted to change to millets from rice and wheat, but they were not sure what and how.

The good news is that I found a very nice article that gives a gentle introduction to millets which you can use as a starting point to introduce millets into your diet.

The article covers the types of millets that are generally available in India, their content and benefits, and guess what, a few millets-based recipes too!  I would strongly suggest that you go through this post for your own introduction to the millets.

Disclaimer: As with everything that we consume, we need to be careful about the balance and the suitability, because what we eat, we become, and there are medicinal side-effects and consequences too because of what we eat. As the article points out, people with thyroid issues should be careful about replacing rice and wheat completely with millets. The reader is advised to consult their dietitian, doctor and the nutritionist before changing their food consumption habits.

By the way, I found a good book on healthy millet recipes, you might want to check that out too, for your reference – ”

Healthy Food – Wholesome Millet Recipes – A Santha Ramanujam

Happy reading and wishing you a very healthy and joyful life!