Barnyard Millet Payasam Barnyard Millet is one of Siridhanya’s or amongst the 5 most nutritious grains in the millet family. It has excellent iron content to highlight. It makes for an ideal ingredient for any sweet dish because of its characteristic taste profile. Today we bring to you the Barnyard Millet Payasam!
• Barnyard Millet – ½ cup
• Jaggery – 1 cup
• Milk – 1 cup
• Early Foods Dry fruits & Seeds Powder – 2 tbsp/ cashews and coconut flakes/pieces for garnishing
• Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
• Ghee – 1 tbsp
Method Of Preparation
1. Wash barnyard millet nicely and soak for 20 minutes in water
2. Pressure cook them for 5 – 6 whistles with enough water.
3. Take the jaggery and add half a cup of water and melt it to a syrup-like consistency
4. When it is completely melted strain and keep it aside
5. To the cooked barnyard millet add strained jaggery syrup and mix well
6. Boil everything for about 5 minutes
7. Add the milk and keep stirring
8. Boil for a few more minutes on medium flame. Do not forget to stir occasionally
9. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Give it a final mix. Turn off the gas
10. While serving, garnish with dry fruits powder. This helps add good fat to the dessert
11. If using cashew, make sure to roast them in ghee before adding it to the payasam. You can also add coconut flakes/pieces too
Enjoy yummy payasam with your little ones!
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My son was about 5 months and I was beginning to think about introducing solids. I wanted something traditional & healthy yet quick & easy to make at home. But to my surprise I found most of the foods available were filled with excess sugar, maltodextrin, milk powder, artificial flavors, colors etc.
I decided to never feed my son these boxes of food. But was that a good solution? What about other babies who were eating them because their parents had no other option or were not aware of the harmful effects of these additives?
This very thought triggered me to think of bringing back traditional baby food recipes that were made just like how our grandmas made it for us!