Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. Finger millet, proso millet, and foxtail millet are also important crop species. In the developed world, millets are less important.
They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming. These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.
Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,
Today let us learn Proso Millet/Baragu Pongal which tastes heavenly, simple, healthy liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.