Kuthirai Vaali – Banyard Millet


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Barnyard millet or Kudiraivali rice is a highly digestible cereal that is protein-rich and is a wholesome addition to your diet. Organic staple has numerous health benefits. It contains Vitamin B3, which aids in reducing high blood cholesterol. The farmers from Sobanapuram and Top Sengattupatti in Uppiliapuram block and Vannadu in Thuraiyur block have raised Kuthiraivali rice (millet variety) in around 63 acres. The Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumantacea) is one of the millet variants that grow under optimal weather conditions. It is rich in protein and hence good for the muscles. Like all millets, the barnyard millet is a gluten-free food. The Barnyard millet has high amounts of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet), the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains. Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Karur, Pudukkottai, Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Ramanathanpuram, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi grown in Tamilnadu.


  1. Low in calories
  2. Rich in fibre
  3. Low glycemic index
  4. Gluten-free food
  5. Good source of iron
  6. Helps in weight loss
  7. Higher calcium content
  8. Improves the strength of bones
  9. Is very low in fat and calories than regular rice
  10. Reduces LDL level, and keeps your heart healthy.
  11. Regular intake of Barnyard millet and other millets cures anaemia as it is rich in iron.
  12. Prevents constipation, bloating, cramps and gas.


Energy (kcal) 350
Fat (g) 0.2
Protein (g) 9
Carbohydrate (g) 80.52
Dietary fibre (g) 0.22
  • The barnyard millet can be given as porridge or Kheer to babies between 6-8 months and as, cheela, dosa, and idlis for babies above one year and toddlers. Packaged whole barnyard millet is also commonly available in grocery stores to be used to make porridges. As the flour is not easily available in the market, it can be made at home by grinding the millet coarsely or finely, depending on individual preference and recipe requirement. It can be added to chappati dough, idli or dosa batter.
  • Whole barnyard millets are commonly used to prepare upma, khichdi and pulav especially during the fasting days.
  • According to research on nutrient content on millets, some varieties of barnyard millet have shown to contain high amounts of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet) which was the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains. Barnyard millet could be a good source of iron for vegetarians.
  • The carbohydrates in millet show a high degree of retro gradation of amylase, which facilitate the formation of higher amounts of resistant starch. Hence, it can be potentially recommended for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.In today’s scenario, this millet becomes one of the ideal foods for diabetics.
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1 Kg

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