Barnyard Millet is also called Oodhalu, Sanwa, Udhara, Kuthiraivally, Shyama or Khira Barnyard millet (Oodhalu) is a fast growing cereal. It is grown in less fertile lands where other crops cannot be cultivated. It is a staple food for some communities in India where it is consumed during religious fasting. Barnyard millets have a hard husk layer which is difficult to digest for humans. The husk layer is removed either by pounding or by using grinding machine. During this process, we take care that the bran is not removed so we get unpolished, whole grain rice. The bran contains vital nutrients which is essential for the wellbeing of our body.