Bajra Pearl Millet is actually very easy to sprout The sprouts make a tasty, nutritious snack all by themselves, or they can incorporated into other dishes.
Bajra is known by many names, including Kambu, Sajjalu, Sajje, Kambam, and Bajri.
The bajra pearl millet is….
How to Sprout Bajra Pearl Millet
Make sure you are using raw bajra with the hull. You cannot use toasted, roasted, or hulled bajra and expect them to sprout.
To sprout bajra, first rinse well and remove any stones or debris. Then soak overnight, covered.
The next morning, wrap in a clean cheese cloth or muslin and leave for a day or however long you want to let the sprouts go.
The sprouting rate for bajra is about 25-50%, so only expect half or less of what you soak to actually sprout.
When you’re ready, simply eat plain or lightly salted. You can also use sprouted bajra as an ingredient for other dishes.
- 1 cup bajra pearl millet
- 2 cups filtered water
- Remove any stones or debris.
- Rinse bajra pearl millet until water runs clear.
- Soak overnight in a glass jar with filtered water, covered loosely.
- The next morning, wrap in a clean cheese cloth or muslin for a day and place inside a glass container on the counter at room temp (like a greenhouse).
- Keep wrapped in muslin until your sprouts are as long as you prefer.
Where can you buy raw millet. Thanks, Peyton
You can get this pearl millet in some of your local indian grocery stores. 🙂