Millet is touted as one of the most nutritious grains that are an excellent immunity booster. Besides, it is a storehouse of calcium too. The vitamin D in it makes bones stronger and is beneficial for both adults and children alike. The chance for brittle bones and fractures would be less if millet is included in the regular diet. It is also rich in amino acids, isoleucine, methionine and phenylalanine. Interestingly, this humble grain contains calcium and potassium in generous amounts. As millet is full of iron, it is best for those who have low haemoglobin count.
Besides vitamin C, millet contains vitamin B6 and folic acid. Moreover, it boasts of anti oxidant, anti diabetic and anti microbial properties as it contains dietary fibres, and polyphenol. Including millet in regular diet would be amazing for those who suffer from atherosclerosis, a condition which is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries. As millets have less fat content, it is easy on the stomach. That is the reason why millet porridge is often given as the first food for infants. However, adults are mostly reluctant to include millet in their diet. Check out the easy recipe of millet ada which is tasty and nutritious.
1 cup millet powder
2 pinches salt
1 – 1 ¼ cups water (or as required)
½ tsp cardamom powder
½ - ¾ cup grated coconut
4 tbsp sugar
Pour hot water into millet powder
Make sure that the dough isn’t too watery
Set it aside for at least 15 minutes
Mix grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder
Take a scoop of dough and spread it on the plantain leaf
Place a spoon full of coconut mixture in the middle
Fold the leaf
Cook in steam for at least 20 minutes
Enjoy the millet ada as a nutritious breakfast or a filling tea time snack.