Little Millet Pudina rice is a aroma-filled, mouth watering dish made Mint (Pudina) and Little Millet (same in Kannada).
Pudina, called Mint in english, is an ancient herb grown throughout the world. Apart from its characteristic taste and smell when added to food, Mint is also recognized for its health benefits. It is known for its blood cleansing properties in traditional medicine. Mint leaves also contain beta-carotines, that help diabetic patients.
Little millet rice, like any other millet, helps in controlling diabetes. It has been traditionally well known as a recovery food, recommended for pregnant women and recovering patients. The best thing about this little millet is that its taste, texture and appearance are similar to paddy rice. So it makes it easier to adapt for those who are new to millets.
Little Millet is high in healthy fats in addition to all the general millet characteristics (gluten-free, low glycemic index, high fibre, etc). It also has the smallest grains, so cooks faster than the other millets.
Little Millet is also called Same (in Kannada), Samai (in Tamil), Samalu (in Telugu) and Kutki (in Hindi)