How to store millets?
Millets are available as seeds, flour, or broken coarse millets (rava) and, in some supermarkets, even in the form of pasta, desi noodles (sevai/idiyappam/shavige) and breakfast cereals Some ready mixes are also available like ragi dosa, idli etc. The shelf life of millets, except finger millet, is not as good as rice. To avoid infestation or fungal growth, it is best to buy small quantities and store in air tight plastic or steel containers in a cool and dry place. If you plan to use it only once or twice a week, it may be ideal to find some place in the refrigerator or even the freezer as the shelf life will increase dramatically. Partially filled containers may pick up moisture, so make sure you choose a container of appropriate size.
We trust this article has shed some light on these forgotten grains and also provided you with some inspiration to incorporate this in your family’s diet/meals! Check the weblinks in the box on right for an easy start and we assure you in sometime you will be creating your own signature dishes with these humble yet nutritious grains!