Barnyard Millet/ kuthuraivali, has amazing health benefits. Nowadays, people have started replacing white rice with these millets. They help us to retain good physical fitness, reduce diabetes, an excellent anti oxidant, have lot of iron, hence prevent anaemia, rich in dietary fibre and prevent constipation.
In the sugarcane series we have another recipe with millet, kuthiravali / barnyard millet sugarcane neyyappam.These appams are so soft, porous, tasty and spongy. Let's see the recipe.
Kuthuraivali rice / barnyard millet – 1 Cup
Sugarcane juice – 1 Cup
Aval rice flakes (thin) – 3/4 cup
Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup
Jaggery ( powdered) - ¼ cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder/ chukka podi – ½ tsp
Salt – a pinch
Ghee or oil - for frying appam
Wash the rice and soak it for two hours.
Soak the aval/ rice flakes in ½ a cup of sugarcane juice.
Grind the rice and aval to a fine paste with remaining cane juice and add grated fresh coconut,and jiggery.(no need to add water while grinding)
Ferment the batter for 5 hours and add cardamom powder.
Heat appam pan add oil or ghee to it and heat it.
Pour the batter in each moulds and fry it in a medium flame.
Fry on both sides till golden colour.
Kuthiraivali / barnyard sugarcane neyappam is ready to serve.