Sprouted Millet,How to Make Sprouted Millet Flour

Sprouted Millet,How to Make Sprouted Millet Flour

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
Tamil
EnglishHindi
Kezhvaragu Finger MilletRagi
KambuPearl MilletBajra
SaamaiLittle MilletKutki
KuthiraivaliBarnyard MilletJhangora
Varagu Kodo MilletKodra
ThinaiFoxtail MilletKangni
CholamSorghumJowar

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.

1. millet & nuts cookie

2. homemade baby millet cerelac powder

3. Barnyard (kuthiraivali) millet sweet pongal

Sprouted Millet (Finger Millet – Ragi – Kezhvaragu)

sprouted finger millet

Sprouted Millet (Pearl Millet – Kambu)

sprouted pearl millet

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.

finger millet

pearl millet

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.

how to sprout millet - kambu - pearl millet

how to sprout millet ragi

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 ragi

how to make sprouted millet kambu

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.

sprouted millet 1

sprouted millet

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.

how to sprout millet grains1

how to sprout millet grains

Notes

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.

How to Sprout Millet | Making of Sprouting Millet

Sprouted Millet,How to Make Sprouted Millet Flour

Total Time: 24 hours

Sprouted Millet,How to Make Sprouted Millet Flour

Ingredients

  • Pearl or Finger Millet or any other millet - as required

Instructions

  1. Take kambu or ragi millet in a bowl and remove any debris or stones.
  2. Rinse millet in water and fill the water upto 3 inches above the millet level in a bowl. Allow it to soak for 1 day.
  3. After a day, drain off all the water from the bowl.
  4. 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 in your convenient place.
  5. After 10 to 12 hours of draining,open the cloth and rinse the millet again.Drain all the water and hang it again. Repeat rinsing till the sprout begin to form.
  6. The sprout from the millet begin 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 millet from finger millet and pearl millet. You can eat immediately as such or eat as a cooked one.
    How to make sprouted millet flour
  1. To make sprouted millet flour, line a cotton cloth in a floor or mat. Spill over the sprouted millet and spread it evenly on the cloth. Allow it to completely dried off.
  2. Once it completely dried off, heat a thick bottom pan and add dried sprouted millet. Saute it until the wonderful aroma comes from the millet.Let it cool for sometimes.
  3. Then take a mixie jar or food processor and grind it to the fine flour.You can even give the dried millet to the flour mill if you are doing in large amount.
  4. Store sprouted millet flour in an air tight container.

Notes

1. You can dry the sprouted millet in the sun or in oven,ground into fine flour using food processor or in a flour mil for large amount.



4 thoughts on “Sprouted Millet,How to Make Sprouted Millet Flour”

    • Hi Michelle, if you want to add millets to the bread recipe use as millet powders. You can eat non-sprouted millets (finger & pearl millet) as such but if you soak for some hours in water it would be good to eat. Thanks for stopping by and visited my site :).

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