Street Food Series: Millet Malt @Avenue Road, Bengaluru

This finger millet porridge is a streetfood, we also prepare similar porridge for breakfast at home. We accidentally came across on this amazing health food sold early morning in the streets of avenue road, Bangalore for walkers in that area.

This street food vendor sells two millet porridges prepared with sorghum and finger millet along with greens soup. The soup is prepared with locally grown herbs, greens and spices which is healthy for digestion.

Millets are sprouted, dried in sun, roasted and then ground to powder format. for every 1 part or portion of millet, 3 parts water is added and boiled to form a porridge. This is a hot porridge which is good to consume after morning walk, its very easy to prepare, healthy and quick breakfast. The Vendor literally has named it as arogya rakshak (Quality Health).

The millet porridge is spiked with roasted crushed coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried neem leaves powder, Tinospora cordifolia leaves powder (amrutha balli), dried goose berry powder (indian Phyllanthus emblica, amla), rice water (starch), asafoetida, lime juice, salt, pepper powder. 

For growing kids and young adults this porridge is served with a combination of raw cane sugar (jaggery), milk and roasted chopped nuts every morning. 

This vendor also checks diabetic level using instant diabetic check machine and blood pressure and has a weighing scale to check your weight. Near by park is where people assemble for morning yoga, walk and chitchat. This is my way of showcasing my city a early morning stroll in the city's central hub has so much to feature.

He also sells roasted millet powders, herbal powders (amla, amrutha balli, neem, basil), millets, red rice and protein powders.

Ragi Malt or Finger Millet Porridge Costed only 10/- per serving.

Where is this shop located? Opposite to Hanuman temple before entering avenue road.

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