The barnyard millet tastes almost similar to broken rice when cooked, thats the reason it is called the “samak/ samovar ke chawal”.
In India, cereal grains are not consumed during fasts which make, barnyard millets a popular ingredient during the fasting days. It is a wholesome grain which is not only restricted to be eaten during fasts.
I’ve made this pudding using barnyard millet which is rich and creamy in taste. This pudding can be given to babies as well reason being a great source of iron, high fibre and protein.
Did you know that this is a gluten free pudding and also branyard can be used in various other dishes.
To make it more healthy, I’ve used jaggery here. Feel free to use sugar or any other substitute.
Samvat ke chawal – 1/3 cup
Milk – 1 litter
Jaggery – 3 tbsp
Green cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Saffron – few strands soaked in 2 tbsp milk