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Pearl Millet (Cenchrus Americanus, commonly known as Pennisetum glaucum) is the most widely grown type of millet. Bajra is the traditional Hindi name for Pearl Millet. It is also known as Dukn, Sanio, Kambu, Babala, or Bulrush millet. Pearl Millet grows in various shades of white, yellow, gray, brown, and bluish-purple. Read more and get best deals on Pearl Millet.
Bajra is of high nutritional value and thus is one of the healthiest edible millet in Indian Households. It contains:
- Calories: 201,
- Protein: 6 grams,
- Fat: 1.7 grams,
- Carbohydrates: 40 grams,
- Fiber: 2 grams,
- Sodium: 286 mg,
- Folate: 8% of the Daily Value (DV),
- Iron: 6% of the DV,
- Magnesium: 18% of the DV,
- Thiamine: 15% of the DV,
- Niacin: 14% of the DV,
- Phosphorus: 14% of the DV,
- Zinc: 14% of the DV,
- Riboflavin: 11% of the DV and
- Vitamin B6: 11% of the DV.
Bajra is high in beneficial plant chemicals like antioxidants, polyphenols, and photo chemicals, all of which contributes to optimal human health in many ways. Like most other millets, Bajra is a nutrient-dense ‘super food’ which is rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral and plant chemicals.
Benefits of Pearl Millet
- Pearl Millet/Bajra contains ample amounts of carbohydrates that are digested slowly and maintain a stable glucose level for a long period. This makes them a healthy food option for diabetics.
- People with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can opt for a pearl millet-based diet as it is gluten-free and easily tolerated by everyone.
- The high phosphorus content of Bajra helps in making your bones stronger.
- Pearl millets contain an adequate amount of good fat which is the desired quality of food for high cholesterol.
- Pearl Millet, being rich in dietary fibers, helps in preventing constipation.
- It is an ideal ‘super food’ for weight management and obesity.
Recipes made with Pearl Millet
Pearl Millet / Bajra / Kambu is one of the most prominent millets and is widely used because of the health benefits it offers. Here are the 5 Most Loved Recipes of Pearl Millet:
Pearl Millet/Bajra Idli
We make the batter with whole Bajra, rice, urad dal and a few fenugreek seeds and then we ferment the batter and cook it accordingly.
Pearl Millet/Bajra Dosa
The procedure here is same as that of idli. We can make the bajra dosa with pearl millet, pressed rice, salt, water, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, refined oil.
Pearl Millet/Bajra Khichdi
We can prepare it like the normal moong dal khichdi with Bajra, moong dal, salt and ghee.
First we knead the dough with Bajra or Pearl Millet flour and then cook it like a normal roti with ghee.
We can make this super-soft biscuits using Bajra flour, ghee and cardamom and then bake the small balls in a pre heated oven.