Millets: A Fine Way to Induce Weight Loss!

Oct 14


Harshad Jethra

Harshad Jethra

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Did you know that going for millets as a part of your diet makes a fine option for inducing weight loss?


Did you know that going for millets as a part of your diet makes a fine option for inducing weight loss?

Some of the key features of millets which make these an ideal cereal for inducing weight loss include

  1. Their high nutritive value
  2. Low calorie count
  3. Millets are gluten free

Alternately,Millets: A Fine Way to Induce Weight Loss! Articles millets have a high percentage of insoluble fibers and rich minerals such as copper, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.

So while these keep one full for longer periods, they help control hunger as well. Along with this, one’s metabolism is boosted, so this helps burn fat and repair tissue.

Some other health benefits that come as a part and parcel of consuming millets include reduced risk of cardiovascular complications and Type 2 diabetes.

Millets ideally should be a part of a diet which includes a variety of nutrient rich foods. A fine way to go about the same is by swapping cookies, sugary cereals and white bread for whole grains.

Some of the best millets for weight loss are:

  1. Sorghum: Also reduces cholesterol
  2. Foxtail Millet: Boosts immunity
  3. Pearl millet (Bajra): An effective muscle relaxant
  4. Barnyard millet: A fiber rich millet which offers complete satiety

Let’s check out some of the finest millets recipes for inducing healthy weight loss:



Sorghum grain - 3 cup, black gram dal - 1 cup, salt and oil.

Preparation Method:

Grind the soaked sorghum grain and black gram dal together into a fine batter. Add salt to taste and allow the batter to ferment.

Apply a tea spoon of oil on the pre heated tawa and pour the batter on it, spread evenly in circular way to make a thin crepe.

Cook it till golden brown. Flip it and cook till dosa is crisp.

Serve hot with chutney.



Foxtail millet – 1 cup, water – 2 cups, grated raw mango – 1 or as per taste, groundnuts – 2 tsp.

Seasoning - curry leaves, green chilies, mustard seeds, black gram dal, turmeric, asafetida, oil, salt to taste

Preparation Method:

Cook the millet in water and let it cool.

Fry groundnuts in oil and keep aside.

Prepare the seasoning - Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, let it crackle, then add black gram dal, curry leaves, asafetida, green chilies, turmeric, grated mango and sauté for a minute by adding salt and fried groundnuts. Remove from stove. Add the cooked millet to the seasoning and mix well.

Tangy mango rice is ready to serve.



Dehulled barnyard millet grains - 100 g, potatoes – 20 g, carrots –20 g, beans – 20 g, salt – 5 g, pepper – 5 g, chat masala – 5 g, bread crumbs – 20 g, chana dal - 30 g, green chillies – 5 g, water – as required and oil - for shallow or deep frying

Preparation Method:

Cook barnyard millet in boiling water, fluff it with a fork and leave it to cool. Mix channa dal flour with curd and keep aside.

Boil potatoes and all vegetables.

In a pan, heat oil, add finely chopped onions, green chilly, garlic, ginger and sauté until onions turns transparent. Then add salt, pepper powder, chaat masala, turmeric, cooked vegetables and millets. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Cook further for few more minutes.

When cool, divide the mixture equally and shape into cutlet, press bread crumbs over it and shallow fry on both sides until golden brown or deep fry them in oil. Serve hot with sauce.

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