Pearl Millet (Kambu)
100% natural without additives
100% plant based
Rich in protein
Contains minerals and antioxidants
Suitable for vegetarian food
Pearl millet, also known as 'Kambu' or 'Bajra', is a nutritious grain that originated in Africa. It has small round grains and a mild, nutty flavor.
Pearl millet is naturally a gluten-free grain and a good source of dietary fiber, protein and essential nutrients such as iron and magnesium.
It is commonly used in African and Asian cuisines to make dishes such as porridge, stews and flatbreads. Pearl millet is a nutritious alternative to other grains, providing delicious texture and flavor to meals.
It is also known for its heat-resistant properties and is often grown in arid regions. With its nutritional value and versatility, pearl millet is a great choice for those looking for a healthier grain for their diet.
Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy value/Calories: 1465.4 kJ/ 350 kcal
Fat: 2.5 g
Of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 74 g
Of which sugars: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 12 g
Salt: 0 g
Sodium: 0 mg
This product is packaged and/or stored in a company that also processes products containing wheat, nuts, peanuts, mustard, celery, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulphites, fish and molluscs. Despite all precautions, it is possible that this product contains traces of these allergens.
Store in a cool, dark and dry place. After opening, transfer contents to an airtight container.
Here is a general preparation method for pearl millet:
- Rinse the pearl millet thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or impurities.
- Soak the pearl millet in water for several hours (about 3-4 hours). This helps reduce cooking time and makes the grains more digestible.
- Drain the soaking water and add fresh water to the pearl millet. The ratio is usually 1:2, so for every cup of pearl millet you add 2 cups of water.
- Bring the water to a boil in a pan. Once the water boils, reduce the heat to a low level and let the pearl millet simmer.
- Cover the pan and let the pearl millet cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the grains are soft and tender. Stir occasionally to prevent the millet from sticking to the pan.
- Once the pearl millet is cooked, turn off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the steam to distribute evenly and makes the millet even softer.
Pearl millet has several uses and can be used in various ways in the kitchen. Here are some popular uses of pearl millet:
- Bajra Khichdi: Khichdi is a one-pot dish often prepared with rice and lentils. You can use pearl millet instead of rice to make a more nutritious variety. Boil pearl millet along with lentils, vegetables and spices of your choice to prepare a tasty and nutritious khichdi.
- Bajra Salad: Pearl millet grains can also be added to salads for added texture and nutritional value. Boil the pearl millet as described earlier and let it cool. Add it to a salad with fresh vegetables, herbs, nuts and a dressing of your choice for a healthy and filling meal.
- Pearl millet can be eaten as an accompaniment to curries, stews and vegetable dishes.
These are just a few examples of how to use pearl millet. You can experiment and add the grain to different dishes in different ways to enjoy its benefits.