Though Ragi, Bajra and Jowar are referred as millets in English, they are all different. Ragi is a variety of millet. In English, it is referred to as finger millet or red millet. Bajra is referred to as Pearl Millet. Jowar as Great Millet. Here are the names in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi respectively.
I think its called millet in English - some dictionaries list it as african millet Ragi flour has a greyish color when powdered, its extremly rich in Iron and very very good for people with Diabates. Jowar and Bajra flour are not the same as ragi flour altough you could use all these together in recipes like satdhan parathas to make a highly wholesome and nutritious dish. Ragi flour is used widely in Karnataka to make ragi mudde and ragi roti.
Raggi, Bajra and Jowar are all Millet family. But they are all different. Popular millet in Inida are: Spiked Millet_____ Bajra Great Millet______ Jowar Little Millet_____ Sawar Red Millet________ Ragi Red Millet is also called Finger millet.
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