2022-23 Is ‘International Year Of Millets’: 3 Dishes You Can Make With The Cereal Grains

While presenting the Union Budget this year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 2022-2023 as the ‘International Years Of Millets’. Under the new plans, the central government will provide support for post-harvest value addition, enhancing domestic consumption as well as for branding millet products nationally and internationally. Aimed at promoting millets’ nutritional and ecological benefits, this announcement comes after the UN General Assembly took a resolution in 2021 to make 2023 the 'International Year of Millets'.

Millets have a long history in our country. Believed to be an integral part of Indian dietary culture, the people of this nation have been growing this cereal crop the past 5,000 years. Considered a superfood, millets are versatile and can be incorporated in all types of dishes - be it savoury or sweet. We bring you some millet recipes to try.

1. Finger Millet Porridge

This millet porridge is a must-have for me during summers. Easy, quick and a brilliant breakfast option for weight watchers, this porridge has unlimited nutritional benefits.

2. Millet Pulao

If you are craving a nutritious, easy and delicious lunch, this millet pulao is the one for you. Filled with the goodness of millets, veggies and some subtle Indian spices, millet pulao makes for a healthy meal.

3. Millet Upma

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it more healthy, wholesome and delicious. Loaded with veggies, this millet upma is all things filling and decadent.