Saturday, September 15, 2012

Common names of whole grains



     
Thought it fit to post the common names of the whole grains we use at home (since I've been going on and on about them). This info is widely available and sourced from the 'Nutritive Value of Indian Foods' as well as the internet. You can view relevant images on Google search - just type in any of these names. These grains are best if grown organically. They literally require less water for cultivation and you'd be doing the Earth a big favour if you demand chemical free foods. Visit your local organic store for more info.

I clicked the first 4 pics of millets...... the rest, courtesy Google Images.






 
ENGLISH  / WHOLE GRAIN
HINDI
KANNADA
TELUGU
MALAYALAM
TAMIL
PEARL MILLET
BAJRA
SAJJE
SAZZALU
KAMBU
KAMBU
FINGER MILLET
MADUA
RAGI
RAGULU
MOOTHARI
KELVARAGU
FOXTAIL MILLET
KAKUM
NAVANE
KORRA
THINA
THINAI
LITTLE MILLET
KUTKI
SAAME

CHAMA
SAAMAI
KODO MILLET
KODRA
HARAKU
ARIKALU
VARAGU
VARAGU
SORGHUM
JUAR
JOLA
JONNALU
CHOLAM
CHOLAM
MAIZE
MAKA
MUSKINA JOLA

MOKKA JONNALU
MAKKA CHOLAM



MAKKA CHOLAM
Foxtail Millet
Pearl Millet
Little Millet
Kodo Millet
Maize
Ragi

7 comments:

  1. Wow-cool Smiths!! Very handy :)

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    1. Thanks Sweta :)we use most of these grains at home - we feel healthier (and full).

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  2. Thanks for this useful information...

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  3. Thanks Smitha for this... Very helpful...

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    1. Sorry about the laaaaate reply Shilpi, I love knowing that this is making a difference to you and your family...how are you doing after the delivery...congratulations on the new arrival! love to you all

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  4. Super Smitha this one is really helpful as the pictoral description will help anybody who is trying to locate it in a shop :) would love it if you can give us a few recipes especially to make idli dosa batter with whole grains and the way to cook millets without it becoming soggy or over cooked.Thanks again for taking the time to educate on this subject.. U inspire a whole lot of us.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Gayathri... I will work on that...just need to type it out! Also do check out the blog posts before and after and you'll find our yummy Adai recipe. I have to update millet flour chapathi method as well...super soft rotis without even trying too hard.

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