Jhangoora/Sanwa Millet/Barnyard Millet
I am Sanwa Millet, also known as Billion Dollar Grass in English, Sawan in Hindi & Bengali, Samul in Marathi, Kudraivallipillu in Tamil, and Jhangoora in the Himalayan villages, where I am cultivated. I am a kind of grass quite famous in Japan and South East Asia for my edible seeds and forage. I am an important wildlife food in the United States. I am most commonly red and hard when ripe and people usually dry me after harvesting for longevity. In many parts of the world, I would have traditionally been used in food products like porridge, unleavened breads, cookies, cakes, couscous, and malted beverages. My flour is most commonly used for making chapattis. I am favoured by the gluten intolerant and I am fairly neutral in flavour and sometimes highly sweet.