ARTICLE: Northern Meals (Kunun Tamba)


The Northern hemisphere is filled with lots of  awesome delicacies, not just awesome but wonderful in  taste/nutritional benefits and also the simplicity in the preparation these meals

Today we shall be telling you more about Kunun Tamba and how its been prepared.

WHAT IS KUNUN TAMBA?

Tamba (Hausa language, Nigeria) is known as Finger Millet in English, Ragi in Indian. its also known as one of the lost grains of Africa. Its one of d much riches millet of all, very rich in protein, calcium, iron,fibre and vitamins. Its suitable for all ages ( 6 months and above).

WHAT ARE ITS NUTRITIONAL VALUES?

Finger millet is considered one of the most nutritious cereals. Finger millet contains about 5–8% protein, 1–2% ether extractives, 65–75% carbohydrates, 15–20% dietary fiber and 2.5–3.5% minerals. Of all the cereals and millets, finger millet has the highest amount of calcium (344mg%) and potassium (408mg%). The cereal has low fat content (1.3%) and contains mainly unsaturated fat. 100 grams of Finger millet has roughly on an average of 336 KCal of energy in them.

However, the millet also contains phytates (0.48%), polyphenols, tannins (0.61%), trypsin inhibitory factors, and dietary fiber, which were once considered as “anti nutrients” due to their metal chelating and enzyme inhibition activities (Thompson 1993) but nowadays they are termed as neutraceuticals.

WHAT ARE ITS HEALTH BENEFITS?

Some of the Health beneficts of kunun Tamba includes the following:
Battles anaemia, Reduces cholesterol, Helps digestion, Boost lactation, Excellent baby food, Increases bone strength, Natural relaxation, Help in weight loss, Renew sking aging, Reduces the risk of stroke.

INGRIDENTS
-Finger millet 2 cups,
-ginger 3 pieces
-cloves little, 
-chill 3 pieces
-lemon(optional)
NOTE: The quantity varies 

STEPS
-Sieve the finger millet to remove remove dirt, 
-Add ginger, chili and cloves to the Sieved finger millet
-grind it into a powdered form.
-After  grinding, dilute it with cold water (neither too thickness nor too watery) to form a paste 
-Pour a separate cup of water in pot to boil
-When the water is boiled pour it into the paste and keep stiring till it becomes tick enough (according to your choice of thickness)
-Add 1 piece of  lemon water(lemonade)
-Your kunun tamba is ready..

You can add coconut, milk or sugar to taste

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