Millet flakes are a type of cereal product made from millet grains that have been processed to produce flattened, flaky pieces. The process of making millet flakes typically involves several steps, including:
- Cleaning: The whole millet grains are first cleaned to remove any impurities.
- Dehulling: The outer layer of the millet grain, known as the hull or husk, is removed using a dehulling machine.
- Soaking: The cleaned millets are soaked in water to reduce the anti-nutrients.
- Sprouting: The soaked millets are germinated under proper conditions. (This process involved is what makes Goodness Farm’s Millet flakes unique, a first-of-its-kind that is patented recognised for its imperative nutritional profile)
- Drying and roasting: The sprouted millets are solar-dried and gently roasted in uruli.
- Flaking: The millets are passed through a roller mill to flatten them into flakes.
- Drying: The millet flakes are then oven dried to reduce their moisture content and improve their shelf life.
- Packaging: The dried millet flakes are packed into bags or containers for storage and distribution.
Millet flakes make an excellent Nutri-cereal as breakfast cereals, snack bars, and baked goods, as they are gluten-free and have a mild, nutty flavor. Dishes like Poha/ Pohe, Puttu, Overnight millet flakes (just like overnight oats), Chiwda, Pongal, Desserts and more can be made with Millet flakes.
- Breakfast cereals: Millet flakes can be used as a base for homemade breakfast cereals by mixing them with other grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
- Snack bars: Millet flakes can be mixed with honey, nut butter, and dried fruits to make homemade snack bars.
- Coatings: Millet flakes can be used as a gluten-free alternative to bread crumbs or panko as a coating for chicken, fish, or vegetables.
- Smoothies: Millet flakes can be added to smoothies for a nutrient-rich boost of fiber and protein.
- Porridges: Millet flakes can be cooked with milk or water to make a hot or cold breakfast porridge, similar to oatmeal.