Healthy Millet Recipes

There are many millet recipes among Indian food recipes. Millet is being used in India for thousands of years. India is one of the top millet producers in the world.

Millet is one of the commonly used among other whole grains. It is used as cereals, in soups, in breads, in baby food, as breakfast porridge and in other breakfast recipes

Millet is used in flour form too. It is also used as bird and cattle feed.

The different types of these millet whole grains known in India are bajra, ragi (finger millet, nachani).

Sorghum is called jowar in Indian languages. Nachani (ragi - finger millet) is used more in the south Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Bajra and Jowar flour is used in Maharashtra, Gujarat and north Karnataka region. Bajra and jowar are used to make flat millet bread recipes called Bhakari in maharashtra, rotla in Gujarat.

These millet grains are also use to make dosa, rotti(thalipit).

Ragi grain is malted and mixed with milk, water or yogurt and eaten at breakfast time. Sweets such as halbai, kheer are made with sprouted ragi flour. The sprouted ragi is used to make baby food. It is also useful for elderly people as it is easy to digest.

Millet can be used in many dishes instead of other grains such as buckwheat, rice, or quinoa.

Millet is good to use in breads along with other grains. It can be added in soups and stews to give extra body. It also gives a nice crunchy texture to quick breads and muffins.

Below you will find millet recipes. I am sure you will find these healthy recipes below useful.

Healthy Millet Recipes

Ragi is also known as nachni.

Nachaniche thalipeet, served with desi ghee and coconut chutney .

Or with your favorite chutney, pickle or curry.


- Maharashtrian or North Karnataka recipe. Serve with homemade butter or with your favorite chutney, pickle, curry or a bowl or fresh yogurt.

Serve for breakfast or as a quick meal at lunch or dinner.


A finger millet flour pancake recipe.

Nachni / Ragi dosa is a healthy breakfast recipe and doesn't take long to prepare.


Millet Recipes - Recipes using Millet

foxtail - sorghum/jowar - finger millet

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