Barnyard Millet Payasam

Millets are delicious and nutritious. For most people however, cooking with them is still a bit of a mystery. This recipe is part of a series by Slurrp Farm that takes all the guesswork out of cooking with millets and help you make easy, creative dishes that will become a staple in your home. 

1 cup barnyard millet
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
4-5 strands saffron
½ cup dry fruits (cashew, almond and pistachios)
2 tbsp ghee

Cook barnyard millet in milk and saffron on low heat until the millet becomes mushy.
Add sugar and stir gently to cook the payasam.
Heat ghee in a pan and roast all dry fruits in it until they are golden.
Add roasted dry fruits to the payasam.
Serve the payasam warm or cool, as per your taste.

Read about the different kinds of millets and why we need to be cooking more with them here