As today is Tamil New year, I thought of having a healthy start by making barnyard millet kheer with jaggery. It is one of the fastest growing crops which is gluten free.
Barnyard millets is known as Kuthiraivali in tamil and is very beneficial to us. Kuthiravali means horse tail, this name is derived because the crop looks like horse tail. Barnyard millet is a good source of highly digestible protein. Barnyard millet is a good source of highly digestible protein. It is a low glycemic index food and people with diabetics can have it. It is also arich source of dietary fiber.
Barnyard Millet Jaggery Kheer / Kuthiraivali Arisi Vella Payasam
- Barnyard Millet - ¼ cup
- Moong Dhal - ¼ cup
- Jaggery - 1 cup
- Water - For melting jaggery and making kheer
- Milk - 1 cup
- Cashew Nuts broken - 10 to 15
- Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp.
- Ghee - 2 tsps.
- Dry roast moong dhal and barnyard millet in a pressure cooker and wash them nicely and pressure cook them with enough water.
- In the meantime, take the jaggery and add half cup of water and melt it.
- When it is completely melted strain the dust and keep aside.
- Now open the pressure cooker and add the strained jaggery syrup and mix well.
- Boil for 5 minutes and then add the milk and keep on stirring.
- Boil for another 3 minutes in medium flame and switch off the flame.
- Now add the cardamom powder and mix well.
- In a small pan, heat ghee and fryt he cashew nuts and add it to the kheer and mix well.
- Serve the kheer hot or cold according to your taste.