Know Millets Webinars 2020, Session # 02

Value addition to millet based products – cooking characteristics, replacing paddy rice or wheat in recipes

Thursday, May 7th 2020. 3 PM to 4 PM (Indian Std Time)

Millets were grown and used in various geographies and cultures across the Indian subcontinent and the world. It is therefore not surprising that dishes were made with millets in many different cuisines, like many other cereal grains. In many families these recipes are lost. We are rediscovering dishes from the families that have still kept their traditions alive or through experimentation. When experimenting, it would help to have an idea of what are some of characteristics and cooking qualities of millets. In this session, we shall share some of our understanding about these grains, their nutritional benefit, how different types of cooking changes their taste, texture and bio availability of nutrients. The influence of cultivation practices on nutritional content and cooking quality shall also be discussed briefly.

Anchor/Moderator: Dr. Gauri Rokkam

Dr. Gauri Rokkam is a holistic nutritionist. She blends principles of sound nutrition, yoga and natural hygiene (popularly known as Nature Cure) to ensure clients fulfil their health & fitness goals & achieve vibrant health. She believes that true health needs education, awareness and a will to change wrong habits, rather than just diets and treatments. Her endeavour is to help clients and our society at large, understand the fact that the ability to heal is from within, through her personal consultation, talks, holistic nutrition course and clinical training.
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Speaker: Dr. Dwiji Guru

Dwiji is a serial entrepreneur, technology developer, researcher, and advocate for sustainable food systems. Dwiji consult for and work with various stakeholders – from farmers to consumers – on dry land farming, processing, specializing in various aspects of millets spanning a broad spectrum from cultivation practices, processing, cooking to nutrition.
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Participate in the webinar

Please register by filling out this form.

Please note that registration closes at 10AM of the day of the webinar, i.e. May 7th, 2020. In case you are reading this after the registration closed, you can still participate by joining us on the YouTube Livestream.

We request all registrants to please join the webinar session early. We have had an overwhelming response – 510 registrations so far. The webinar technology platform license allows for 500 attendees only. So in case you receive a message that the webinar is full, please join us through the YouTube livestream (details below). Volunteers shall be the watching the comments section of YouTube Livestream and relaying questions and comments to the moderator and speaker.


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View Livestream, recordings

The sessions shall be Live streamed on YouTube. Please visit (and subscribe to !) the RRA network YouTube channel. Recordings of completed sessions are also posted there.

From the session

  1. A copy of the slides presented in the webinar
  2. the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  3. webinar in numbers
  4. Q & A (post session first cut)

Previous sessions in KMW 2020

May 4th – Community centric approach – cultivation, processing, consumption


10 thoughts on “Know Millets Webinars 2020, Session # 02

  1. Thank you. I had registered some time ago for all the sessions and had received a confirmation of my info from TMF. However, for the last session there appeared to be some glitch and I was sent the link only after emailing you. I just wanted to clarify whether I would still need to register for each session separately.
    Thank you. Tamara
    On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 07:19, The Millet Foundation wrote:
    > Dwiji posted: “Value addition to millet based products – cooking > characteristics, replacing paddy rice or wheat in recipes Monday, May 7th > 2020. 3 PM to 4 PM (Indian Std Time) Millets were grown and used in various > geographies and cultures across the Indian subcontinen” >


    1. Hi Tamara, once again, my apologies for the earlier slip up!

      If you had registered earlier, you don’t need to do so now. The link to tomorrow’s session is being sent out today itself.

      We look forward to your participation in the webinar !


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