Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacaea) is one of the hardest millets, which is called by several names like Japanese barnyard millet, ooda, oadalu, Sawan etc. It is nutritious, Barnyard millet is a major crop. It is a fair source of protein, which is quickly digestible and is an rich source of dietary fibre with high quantity of soluble and insoluble fractions. The carbohydrate content is less and makes the Barnyard millet a natural healthy food. In the present days of high diabetes mellitus, barnyard millet could become a perfect food.