Kadu Krishi

(Jungle Farming)

Man has broken the interconnected life cycle in the nature. It has to be rebuilt by the man by abandoning chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. This is the central principle of ‘Jungle Farming’.

Dr. Khader Vali sir started this method of agriculture to grow real foods and protect the soils and conserve the flora and fauna on the earth at the same time

Thousands of farmers in Karnataka are cultivating siridhanyalu in this method and getting an yield of 10 quintals on an average.

Principles of Kadu-Krishi

The most important things to be done by the farmer are as follows:

Elixir of jungle

Making and use of liquid fertilizer called ‘elixir of jungle

Growing forest in the farm

A minimum of 20 % area in any piece of agricultural land should be earmarked for growing a small forest

Using local biomass

Collecting the leaf litter and other biomass generated by the trees in the small forest and using it to enrich the soil in the farmland

Mixed cropping pattern

Mixed cropping pattern including a combination of siridhanyalu grains (monocotyledons), pulses (dicotyledons) and oil seeds should be practised.

It is also advisable to dig pits at appropriate places in the farm to collect rainwater and thereby enable the increase in the biodiversity there. 

Small holding farmers should earmark 20 % of their land for growing a forest. Then, there is no need to grow forest separately elsewhere. Man has broken the interconnected life cycle in the nature. It has to be rebuilt by the man by abandoning chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. The threat of pests will be less in a farm next to a forest.

The preparation of ‘elixir of jungle’ (Aranya Chaithanyam)

The ingredients required in making ‘elixir of jungle’ are as follows:

1. A fistful of rich soil collected from deep inside a thick forest,
2. ¼ kg flour of all 5 types of siridhanyalu grains (together ¼ kg),

3. ¼ kg flour of one kind of pulse grain,
4. 50 gms of palm jiggery, and
5. 30 litres of water.


Bury a mud pot upto its brim in the ground under a shade. Fill it up with 30 litres of water. Add forest soil, siridhanyalu flour, pulse flour and palm jaggery to the water and mix the solution thoroughly. Keep the pot covered with a lid. There is no need to stir the solution every day. ‘Elixir of jungle’ will be ready to use in 5 days. This preparation can be used any time from the 6th to the 21st day after it was set for fermenting. The count of beneficial microorganisms will be high during this period.

It is not required to get rich soil from the forest every time ‘elixir of jungle’ is made. A liter of this preparation should be kept as culture for future multiplication. It should be used within 21 days for making the preparation afresh. This culture should be used in the place of forest soil. In other words, siridhanyalu grain flour,  pulse flour and palm jaggery have to be added to 1 liter of the culture solution in a pot with 30 litres of water. It will be ready for use after 5 days. ‘Elixir of jungle’ can be made similarly for any number of times for years together.

One liter mother culture of ‘elixir of jungle’ is given free of cost for those who visit our farm near Mysuru.

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Frequently asked questions from the participants..


Is it true that diseases like cancer are being healed with ‘siridhanyalu ’ like Foxtail, Kodo millets, etc.?

Yes, it is true. For the past twenty years we have got results through what I have believed in and recommended. In fact, taking safe/healthy food gives us a great deal of good health. In the interest of people’s good health, God has created a large variety of foods in different parts of the world. But, we are hit by a crisis by sticking to just paddy rice and wheat. In order to get out of this crisis we should walk towards Nature. By bringing about changes in our daily diet, we can achieve total health. It is only siridhanyalu that have medicinal properties and can give real health for people. It is mainly to build this awareness we started practising ‘JUNGLE FARMING’ and have been working with farmers and patients for the past twenty years.

Can the medicines prescribed by doctors be continued while eating ‘siridhanya’?

Yes. But, there is an exception here. I do not advocate allopathic medicines. Those who are on Ayurvedic or Homeopathic medication for any diseases can continue taking their medicines by bringing about certain changes in their dietary habits and lifestyle to attain complete good health.

Does it mean that foreign food items are the culprits?

We are not finding fault with foreign foods. Those food items are appropriate and good to be consumed in those places. Browntop millet is called American millet. In fact, Americans used to consume them in the past. They also used to eat pumpkin. Cardio-vascular diseases were not there as long as people ate them. Only since Americans stopped eating natural foods and started eating industrially grown food genetically modified foods, the number of diseases went up there. They do not know of as many different kinds of grains that we do. We used to have 108 different varieties of Foxtail millet. Americans do not have the knowledge of conserving food diversity. Foxtail millet is called Italian millet. Americans used to eat it till a few generations ago. The crop has been wiped out without any trace of the seeds now. Had I not worked on reviving the cultivation of siridhanyalu by gathering these seeds after returning from the US twenty years ago, they would have gone extinct here also.

There is a belief that cancer and diabetes are hereditary...

No, diseases like cancer and diabetes are not inheritable. They are a result of the consumption of unhealthy food and the adoption of wrong lifestyle habits mainly. Eczema and a few kinds of diseases related to mental retardation only are hereditary. In the past cancer and diabetes cases were very rare. Now, such patients are all pervasive. The changes brought about by the commercialisation of food are making people diseased.

What is the scientific reason behind curing diseases like cancer and diabetes with your diet?

Siridhanyalu (which include Foxtail millet, Browntop millet, Little millet, Barnyard millet and Kodo millet) are natural grains with medicinal properties offered by the Nature. Herbal decoctions have been an integral part of our traditional life for long now. Depending on individual condition of ailments, consuming siridhanyalu for about 6 months to 2 years will bring back complete health. This has been further confirmed by the recuperation of thousands of sick people affected by various diseases for a long time.

How come Siridhanyalu got medicinal properties?

To find out the health giving properties and the extent of medicinal qualities food items possess, the fibre and carbohydrates they contain need to be looked at. Fibre and carbohydrate contents in paddy rice are 0.2 percentage and 79 percentage respectively. In other words, their ratio is 395. Even in whole/raw paddy rice, the ratio of fibre to carbohydrates does not differ much. Whereas in the five siridhanyalu grains, fibre content ranges from 8 to 12.5 percentage and carbohydrate content is in the range of 60 to 69 percentage. Their ratio varies between 5.5 and 8.8. Those foods in which carbohydrate to fibre ratio is below 10 are have shown medicinal properties. Glucose is released into the blood in a regulated manner between 6 and 8 hours after eating such foods. The ability to not release glucose more than the required quantity into the blood, the presence of many micro nutrients and proteins make siridhanyalu extraordinary. When people with persistent diseases like diabetes, cancer, obesity, etc. eat siridhanyalu rice for 6 months to 2 years depending on the condition of their ailments, they can get rid of them totally. Besides supplying nutrients in good amounts, siridhanyalu remove the disease causing elements from the body and make it clean. Since siridhanyalu have right fibre content in them, they should be soaked at least for a minimum of two hours before cooking. Great millet(Sorghum), Finger millet, Pearl millet, Proso millet and corn are together called neutral millets. Fibre content in them is in the range of 1.2 to 3.6 percentage. Glucose enters the blood within 2 hours of eating them. Hence, the health giving siridhanyalu are true and natural foods.

Suppliers of Siri Dhanyalu

Below are the prominent suppliers and propagators of Siri Dhanyalu, you can write them for your orders. Or you check the availability at your locality..

Prakrithi Vanam

Contact for millets, oils and Jagerry


Contact for millets and books

Earth 360

Contact for millets and related products

Millet Zone

Contact for millets and related products