Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spicy Raagi - Jola Rotti ( Spicy Finger Millet - Millet Roti )

As I said in my earlier post " Ridge gourd- Sesame Chutney " can be used for preparing Tasty , Spicy Rotti. Here I have used Raagi (Finger Millet) and Jola (Jowar or Millet) flours and Chutney to prepare the Spicy Rotti.
This Rotti is very tasty to eat at any time of the day, It can be for breakfast, lunch or as evening snack and for dinner too. Since all the spices are in the chutney you can use less chilly or no chilly.

Lets see some benefits of using coconut and Millets in our daily life.

Coconut helps to prevent obesity and good health of the heart. They contain High dietary fiber. Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose.  They help to reduce the sweet cravings and improves the digestion. It is a quick energy boost. In addition. coconut contains No Trans-Fats, is Gluten free, contains Anti bacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal. Coconut helps to aid and support overall immune system functions.
Millets are known for their healthy attributes. They are rich in protein, and amino acids and other vital nutrients that help to build strong immune system and help in body's metabolism. Millet is said to be a healthy alternative when it comes to thinking healthy diet. Grains such as barley, bajra, ragi, jowar come under the millet family and each grain has its own nutritional benefits andsignificance.

Here is a recipe of " Masala Ragi- Jolada Rotti" and I am sure all age group and each family member will thoroughly enjoy having this Spicy Masala Rotti.

Things Needed : 

Raagi (Finger Millet) Flour  : 1 Cup
Jola (Millet ) Flour : 1 Cup
Onion : 1
Curry Leaves: 1 handful
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Salt : required
Ginger : an Inch
Cooking Oil : 1/2 cup ( 5 to 6 Table spoons)

Method :

1. Wash and cut onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves into small pieces.
2. Put Raagi -Jola flour in a big bowl. Add required salt.

 3. Now add ready chutney, cut onions, curry and coriander leaves. Grate ginger and add it to the flour mixture.

4. Mix all the ingredients with required water. Let dough be loose consistency.  (So that you can spread the batter easily). Thicker than idly dough. 

5. Keep a tava on the pan . Put 1/2 Tea spoon of oil and spread it on the tava.
6. Take a handful of  the dough and spread it slowly on the tava in a circle shape.

7. Put a spoon of oil (tea spoon) , cover with a lid and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.

8. Now turn the roti to the other side and cook for a minute. Remove from the pan.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare Rotti.
10. Serve Hot SPICY RAAGI - JOLADA ROTTI  with any side dish you have prepared or a cup of curd. Put a spoon of fresh butter or ghee before serving.

Note : 

  Use normal water to mix all the ingredients. You can also prepare this rotti with out using onions. Using more or no onions is your choice. Do not put lot of water while mixing the dough it may not taste good. Let the dough be thicker thany idli batter. Use little oil or water while spreading the dough on the hot tava .(It helps you to spread the dough). Keep the flame very low while spreading the dough on the tava. Adding chilly is your choice.You can add any edible leaves like dil, palak or harive is also optional. You can prepare these rotti with any kind of chutneys.

But make sure you will not use the stale  or spoiled chutney which will effect your health after consuming the food.

Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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