The infodemic of a pandemic is overwhelming, I gained’t burden you additional. When you’ve got examined constructive, please know nearly all of persons are recovering. Just a few additions to your weight loss program, correct relaxation with the precise drugs, good music and respiratory workout routines are what you could make restoration.

Millets have been confirmed to assist with immunity and intestine well being. However, how are you going to make them be just right for you when you’re shedding your urge for food, style and odor? I’m sharing just a few fundamental, straightforward millet meals that will assist you hold it attention-grabbing and easy.

Simply know that your unpolished millets needs to be completely washed and soaked for 8 hours. Test them out within the video connected.

Jowar moringa rasam has at all times been a success with my members. It’s a one-pot nutritious meal. Particularly while you wish to minimise your efforts and wish to hold your self hydrated. Moringa and jowar are immunity boosters and can assist you get better quick. Test the recipe right here.

Little millet coconut rice, as a result of nothing can substitute the enjoyment of consolation meals. Occasions, when you possibly can plan your meals conveniently, correctly soaking your millets and rustling up meals with well-soaked millets, could be your on a regular basis factor. Test it out right here.

Barnyard millet khichdi: Nutritionally, barnyard millet is a superior grain with good quantities of macro-nutrients and dietary fibre. This tiny surprise grain is an effective supply of B-complex nutritional vitamins and is nice for elders, too, particularly diabetic sufferers. Cooked with yellow moong and clubbed with some barbequed veggies, this has proved to be a fast nutritious meal for a lot of of my college students. Right here’s the recipe for you. 

Beetroot amla soup in your dose of vitamin C and lots of different important vitamins. This soup has been liked by many and the step-by-step recipe video is offered on my IGTV.  Test it out right here.

Millet Ambali

Millet Ambali with tempering. (Picture: Shalini Rajani)

In case you actually wish to get better quick, Millet Ambali (fermented millet porridge) is the perfect probiotic meals you possibly can have. It’s straightforward on the intestine and an excellent immunity booster. You may make it tasty with some tempering. As soon as prepared, you shouldn’t be reheating Ambali.

Substances (serves 4)

  • ½ cup any Siridhanaya Millet
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 1 medium-size clay pot
  • Muslin fabric

For tempering

  • 2 tbsp soaked and sun-dried chana dal
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1-2 inexperienced chilies
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • Rock salt to style
  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed sesame oil


  1. Completely wash millet and soak it in 8-10 occasions water for at least 6-8 hours.
  2. As soon as nicely soaked, take away (discard) the highest layer of water (nearly ½ cup).
  3. Prepare dinner the remainder of the millet together with the water it was soaked in. Be sure you are cooking it in a clay pot and on a low flame.
  4. As soon as it’s cooked in 15-20 minutes, permit the clay pot (with cooked porridge) to return all the way down to room temperature.
  5. As soon as cooled, cowl it with a muslin fabric. Tuck it nicely. Permit it to ferment by leaving it undisturbed in a single nook for the following 10-12 hours.
  6. All the time keep in mind, porridge ready within the morning could be consumed at night time. Porridge ready at night time could be your breakfast the following day. However you need to at all times end it off inside a day.

Please notice: It’s best to by no means add piping sizzling sambhar, rasam onto your fermented porridge (ambali) as it’ll kill all important micro-organisms. You shouldn’t refrigerate Ambali. Eat it the identical day.

For tempering, simply warmth cold-pressed oil. Add chana dal, mustard seeds, onions, inexperienced chili, curry leaves, turmeric. Don’t overcook. Permit the tempering to chill down. Add to your Ambali and sprinkle rock salt as per your style.

Millet Ambali with coconut sugar. (Picture: Shalini Rajani)

You may even keep away from this tempering and sprinkle any pure sweetener onto it. My daughter loves Ambali with coconut sugar on it. It makes it very easy for me to customize Ambali as per everybody’s style in my household.

Millet Ambali smoothie. (Picture: Shalini Rajani)

You may even attempt smoothies and lots of different drinks with this Ambali. For the smoothie, I churned fermented porridge with some steamed and cooled veggies and vegan curd. Added salt as per my liking and it was tremendous fast.

All the time keep in mind, we are able to overcome Covid with the precise meals selections. Attain out to me for those who want any assist to begin your step-by-step millet journey. My webinars and reside periods have been serving to many. I might be glad if I can contribute to creating it simpler for you.

(Shalini Rajani is the founding father of Loopy Kadchi and holds progressive Millets Cooking Workshops for all age teams.)

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