Barnyard millet known as kuthiravali in Tamil,Oodalu in Kannada,odalu in Telugu,Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam which has 6 times high fiber content when compared with wheat.Its a gluten free millet with high calcium,phosporous & fiber.It is high in carbohydates & fat too.It helps to maintain the body temperature.It acts as a good anti oxidant too.
Barnyard millet, with its nutritional profile, should belong on our tables already. It has 6 times more of fibre than wheat making it an ideal weight loss millet. The fibre will help maintain satiety. Apart from this, millet is rich sources of bone-building minerals calcium and phosphorus. The good antioxidant profile makes it an ideal replacement to rice in dosa/idli/dhokla batters.