Native Food Store Millet Noodles Review – 3 Variants Reviewed (2022)
native food store millet noodles review

Clean Labels and Flavors – Native Food Store Millet Noodles Review (2022)

Clean, nutrient-dense ingredients, flavorful, and definitely worth your buck, Native Food Store Millet noodles are a must-try.

Mishry Rating

Taste
4.5 / 5
4.5
Texture
4 / 5
4
Nutrition Label/ Ingredients
5 / 5
5
4.5
SUPERB!

Summary

Native Foods Millet Noodles are undoubtedly one of the best 'instant' noodles we have had this year. Be it the flavor, the texture, or the ingredient list, everything works for these millet noodles. We do wish the quantity of the tastemaker was a bit more.

Millets, small-seeded grasses, also known as pseudo cereals are powerhouses of nutrients. 

If you’re looking for an easy and flavorful way of adding millets to your diet, this review has you covered. Kodo millet, little millet, and finger millet are the three variants we ordered for our Native Food Store Millet noodles review. The taste, texture, contents, how we made them, everything you need to know is in this review.

Did you know? The high fiber content makes them gut-friendly.

This table shows all essential details on the noodles. 

Native Food Store Millet Noodles Mishry Rating Buy Now
Kodo Millet 4.5 On Amazon
Little Millet 4.5 On Amazon
Finger Millet 4.5 On Amazon

Our Review Factors

What are our review parameters for Native Food Store millet noodles?

The taste and texture were key parameters. The ingredient list and nutrition values significantly impacted the overall rating. 

1. Taste 

Most millets have an innate nutty, earthy flavor while some have a very neutral flavor profile. Was this prominent in the noodles? What about the tastemaker/seasoning? Were the flavors appetizing? Any odd aftertaste?

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2. Texture 

Chewy, squidgy, bouncy, or dry? What was the texture of these millet noodles like?

3. Nutrition Quotient

The nutrition quotient was gauged in two segments. 

Main Ingredients

What percent of millets has been used? Have other grains been added? Does it have any refined flour? What are the ingredients added to improve elasticity? How is the tastemaker made?

Macronutrients

Carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fiber- is the distribution of these macronutrients balanced? Are the calories per serving apt or too high?

4.  Other Parameters 

Non-tasting parameters like the price, packaging, and shelf life were recorded.

Native Food Store Millet Noodles – Detailed Review

the three reviewed variants of native food store millets noodles
The reviewed variants of Native Food Store Millet Noodles.

The following section holds information about our detailed experience with each variant of Native Food Store Millet noodles. 

How did we make the noodles?

The entire 210-gram pack must be boiled in 1.5 L of water for 5-7 minutes. As suggested, we added two tablespoons of oil in a pan, added thin julienned carrots, finely sliced cabbage, thin cut beans, and sauteed them. We also added some thinly sliced onions. 

Once done, we added the boiled noodles and the tastemaker and stirred the contents for a minute before serving them.

For one variant we also used Ching’s Schezwan Chutney to test if these can be a versatile product which you can experiment with.

1. Finger Millet Noodles

What is Finger Millet?

Finger Millet or Ragi is produced in various regions of India and Africa. Ragi has 5-10 times more calcium than other cereals. Moreover, it has no lactose sugar which makes it easy on the gut. Ragi proves to be a fine choice for those living with diabetes as it has more fiber and amino acids than other cereals/grains which prevents bold insulin spikes. 

Our Experience

The innate nuttiness of ragi could be tasted. It was fresh and natural. The tastemaker was full of flavors. Perfectly seasoned with the right amount of salt and spices, we quite liked it. Alternatively, you could skip the tastemaker and add seasonings that you prefer. 

In terms of texture, the noodles had a firm yet soft bite. Even after a few hours when the noodles cooled down, they did not turn sticky or mushy. Thumbs up!

Adding some veggies and protein would make this sufficient for three servings. 

the packaging of native food store finger millet noodles
The outer pack of Native Food Store Finger Millet Noodles.
the finger millet noodles before and after the cooking process
The noodles before cooking (left) and after cooking (right).

Main Ingredients

Noodles- Finger millet flour, wheat flour, salt

Masala Tastemaker- Black pepper powder, white pepper powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, fennel powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder, and clove powder. 

We were impressed by this clean ingredient list. 

A 70-gram serving offers 230 Kcal, 1.5 grams of fat, 49 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of protein. 

Regular instant noodles have 310 Kcal on average with 13 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbohydrates, and 4-5 grams of protein. 

Product Features

A 210-gram pack is priced at Rs 120/- It has a 1-year shelf life. The contents are packed in a brown carton, individual sachets of the noodles and tastemaker.

  • Clean ingredients.
  • Impressive macronutrient distribution.
  • Easy to prepare.
  • Texture is commendable.
  • Tastemaker is flavorful.
  • 10/10 value for money.
  • Quantity of tastemaker is slightly low in comparison to the amount of noodles.

A nutritious meal or tiffin option, Native Food Store millet is an easy, flavorful way to add the goodness of Finger millet to your diet.

Also Read : Kamaleya Organics – Welcome To The World of Millets.

2. Little Millet Noodles

What is Little Millet?

Little Millet, commonly known as kutki (hindi) and samai (tamil), is a low glycemic index food with high fiber. It is a good source of magnesium that is known to improve heart health and niacin that lowers cholesterol. 

Our Experience

We followed a similar cooking process. This variant had longer noodles than the first variant we reviewed and are non-sticky. The noodles did not really have a prominent flavor of their own. This gave us the liberty to customize the flavor profile as we pleased. Instead of using the tastemaker, here we added some schezwan chutney. The tastemaker provided with this pack was identical to the last one.

the packaging of native food store little millet noodles
Here's how the Native Food Store Little Millet Noodles Packaging looks like.
the little millet noodles before and after the cooking process
Review in Process of the Little Millet Noodles.

Main Ingredients

Noodles- Little Millet Flour, Wheat flour, salt. 

Masala Tastemaker- Black pepper powder, white pepper powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, fennel powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder, and clove powder. 

Product Features

A 210-gram pack (210 grams of noodles + 15 grams of the tastemaker) is priced at Rs 120/-. It has a shelf life of 1 year.

  • Premium packaging.
  • Beginner-friendly preparation.
  • SUPER convenient way to add millets.
  • Liberty of adding flavors, as desired.
  • Truly healthier alternative to refined flour noodles.
  • Long, non-sticky noodles.

A quick but nutritious fix to those noodle cravings, we’d suggest getting a pack of Native Foods Millet Noodles.

3. Kodo Millet Noodles

What is Kodo Millet?

Kodo millet is cultivated annually in Nepal, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and West Africa. In our country it is popularly known as Indian Crown Grass or varaku. 

The low glycemic index of this pseudo cereal makes it a recommended carb source for those with diabetes as this is released into the bloodstream slowly and does not cause sugar spikes. It is also a good source of micronutrients like vitamin B6, niacin, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. 

Our Experience

For our Kodo Millet noodles, we used the tastemaker with some sauteed veggies. The noodles take on the flavors beautifully and have a commendable texture. The bite is chewy but not too soft or mushy. This tasted natural, there was no synthetic/artificial flavor. 

Once again, these are fairly neutral tasting and you can customize the flavors you want to add.

the packaging of native food store kodo millet noodles
The outer pack of the Kodo Millet Noodles looks like this.
the before and after look of the kodo millet noodles
Macro shot of Kodo Millet Noodles before and after cooking.

Main Ingredients

Noodles- kodo millet flour, wheat flour, salt

Masala Tastemaker- Black pepper powder, white pepper powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, fennel powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder, and clove powder. 

Product Features

A 210-gram box is priced at Rs 120/- just like the above variants. It has a shelf life of 12 months.

  • Clean ingredients.
  • Hassle-free preparation.
  • Ideal for packed lunches.
  • Texture of the noodles is apt.

Looking for healthier options for tiffin meals? May we suggest Native Food Millet Noodles?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Native Food Store Millet Noodles.

Yes, genuinely. Moreover, you can add veggies and a protein source (paneer, tofu, chicken, eggs) to enhance the nutrition value.

Yes, because they have approximately 70 Kcal less than regular instant noodles.

No, the noodles and the tastemaker are free of additives.

No, the noodles only have salt. The tastemaker has some flavoring agents.

No, these do not contain MSG.

We reviewed the Classic & Chatpata Atta Noodles from Patanjali. Find out how our experience turned out.

Buy or Bye?

Love, love, and nothing but LOVE. Mishry loved Native Foods Millet Noodles. Exceptionally easy to prepare with a super impressive nutrition profile and ingredient list, these noodles might be our most recommended way of incorporating millets to your diet. 

Do you consume millets? If not, how do millet noodles sound to start your journey?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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