These are tiny, white, round grains belonging to the millet family and popular in Southern and easter states and hills of Uttarakhand. The cereal has low fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat. It is easy to digest and does not contain gluten; people who are sensitive to gluten can easily consume Fnger Millet. Millets, are predominantly starchy. The protein content is comparable to that of wheat and maize.
Barnyard millet has the lowest carbohydrate content and energy value amongst all the varieties of Millets. The bran layers of millets are good sources of B-complex vitamins. It is an appropriate food for patients intolerant to gluten causing celiac disease. Make Kheer with milk, or cold salad of boiled Jhangora rice mixed with freshly cut cucumber and green chutney, make Pulao with vegtables of choice. Reference: http://www.fullscoops.net/2015/02/kuthiraivali-vegetable-pulao-barnyard.html