How to make sprouted millet with step by step photos. Nowadays, I am very much addicted to adding millets in my everyday cooking because of their many healthy benefits.
Millet’s are also known as ‘small grains‘ and in Tamil called as ‘siru thaaniyangal’. Millet’s are the natural source of proteins, iron as well as fibers. They are not acid forming foods hence it helps to digest food easily. Furthermore, Millet’s are excellent for strengthening the nervous system.
Types of Millet
Millet Names in Tamil,English and Hindi
Kezhvaragu Finger Millet Ragi
Kambu Pearl Millet Bajra
Saamai Little Millet Kutki
Kuthiraivali Barnyard Millet Jhangora
Varagu Kodo Millet Kodra
Thinai Foxtail Millet Kangni
Cholam Sorghum Jowar
The homemade sprouted millet grains are nutritionally superior to non-sprouted millet. They are rich in protein. Finally, they also have lower levels of gluten and up to three times, the amount of soluble fiber found in non-sprouted millet. Therefore adding of sprouted millet in our food will give more nutrition than non-sprouted one.
Here,I have taken 2 types of millet are pearl millet and finger millet for explaining about how to sprout millet at home.
Check out more sprouted Millet recipes too.
Sprouted Millet (Finger Millet – Ragi – Kezhvaragu)
Sprouted Millet (Pearl Millet – Kambu)
It’s very simple and easy to sprout millet at home. Sprouted Grains can eat as such or in a cooked form or dried and ground into the flour and stored it.
How to Sprout Millet with Step by Step Instructions
1. Take kambu or ragi millet in a bowl and remove any debris or stones.
Rinse millet in water and fill the water up to 3 inches above the millet level in a bowl. Allow it to soak for 1 day.
2. After a day, drain off all the water from the bowl.
Take a clean cotton cloth or sprout making container, put the drained millet and tie the knot using top of the cloth or using any thread or rubber band and hang it on your shelf handle or your convenient place like below.
After 10 to 12 hours, open the cloth and rinse the millet again.Drain all the water and hang it again. Repeat rinsing until the sprout begins to form.
3. The sprout from the millet begins to form in 1 or 2 days according to our weather condition. For me, it took for 2 days. You can see the beautiful form of sprouted millets from finger millet and pearl millet. You can eat as such or eat a cooked one.
How to make Sprouted Millet Flour at home
1. To make sprouted millet flour,line a cotton cloth on a floor or mat. Spill the sprouted millet and spread it evenly on the cloth like below picture. Allow it to completely dried off.
2. Below is the picture of after dried millet.
Once the millet completely dried off, heat a thick bottom pan and add dried sprouted millet and saute it until the wonderful aroma comes from the millet. Let it cool for sometimes.
Then take a mixie jar or food processor and grind into fine flour. You can also give the dried millet to the flour mill if you are doing in large amount.
Store sprouted millet flour in an airtight container.
1. You can dry the sprouted millet in the sun or in an oven and grind into the fine flour using a food processor or in a flour mill if you want to have a large quantity.
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