The recipe I am going to share today is Kuthiraivali Curd Rice.Kuthiraivali is called barnyard millet in English and Jhangora in Hindi. Consuming millets in general is good for health and I try to incorporate them in our daily diet whenever possible. This barnyard millet is rich in protein, fibre, minerals, calcium compared to other millets. I prepared curd rice using kuthiraivali and my kids who are very fond of yogurt rice / thayir sadam in general loved it so much and finished it without any complaints.
Let us see how to make millet curd rice. First pressure cook barnyard millet and let it cool. Then prepare the seasoning. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and fry then add grated ginger, green chilli, curry leaves, asafoetida and fry. Then add raisins and cashews (adding these two are optional) fry and then add this to the prepared millet yogurt mixture and mix well. Millet curd rice is ready. However to add the extra oomph, I have garnished it with grapes, grated carrot and pomegranate seeds. Every time I make curd rice, my kids will be looking forward mainly for the grapes and pomegranate seeds. So I don’t miss it.
Kuthiraivali / Barnyard millet is cooked and mixed with seasoned curd / yogurt. Then garnished with fruits and vegetables. Healthy and comforting millet recipe. Category : Healthy Millet Recipes Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by : Divya Prakash Published : August 11, 2016 Prep time : 10 mins; Cook time : 20 mins; Total time : 30 mins Yield : 3 – 4 servings