The idea of this recipe came to me when i was watching a health programme,explaining
the benefits of this awesome millet called pani varagu(Tamil)Barri (Hindi).Olden days
man’s diet has been mostly millet based,and these type of rich nutrient grain ,has a
common opinion that millets are a poor man’s crop.After watching this programme, i was
determined to include this millet in my family menus.The maiden intro as a sweet,( all
have a sweet tooth including me).The best news for diet watchers is that this millet is
totally gluten free.
A healthy serving of proso millet daily slows down the aging process as it has
antioxidants,strengthens the nervous system,strengthens the bones,and prevents heart
diseases,prevents formations of gall stones,lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels
and many more.Please surf the internet for more information.
For the recipe now…
1 cup proso millet(powdered)
1 cup cashewnuts (powdered)
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp.cardamon powder
a few saffron strands mixed with 2-3 tblsp.milk
50 gm mawa (optional)
silver vark 3-4(optional)
Heat sugar in a little water(1/8 cup).Add the mawa and keep heating till it bubbles.
Next add ghee (reserve a little to grease later).Add both the flours,with the saffron milk
and cardamon,and cook till you see the mixture leaving the sides of the pan.Remove from
fire and allow to cool .After it is cool, roll the soft dough between two sheets of oil paper
into a thin layer.Press on the vark sheets on the top,and cut into desired shapes.
Note:You can directly powder this millet in a grinder, and grinds very quick into a fine powder.