Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Little Millet & Whole Moong Dosa

Little Millet & Whole Moong Dosa is a breakfast dish. It is one of the healthy dosa I can say.
These days people seems to be more health conscious and they prefer to eat healthy food. They have become very careful and know what to eat.

Awareness of health in some part but many fall pray to the fast food trend, The younger generation  is turning towards fast food, street food and spicy food. More and more children are already suffering from so many disease because of this bad eating habits. It should be stopped or reduced to minimum and turn their habits to be healthy and to be fit. Parents are to be more careful in choosing the good food for their kids and develop healthy attitude for eating habits.
Let us know more about the little millet, 
Little millet is called in different languages. Little millet is called as Saame in Kannda, Saamai in Tamil. Kutkiv - Hindi, Sama - Telugu. Chama in Malayalam.
Little millets are wonderful millet and it can suit everyone's diet and all age group. It helps to prevent constipation, It also helps to resolve all the problems related to stomach. It helps women with irregular problems and improves the semen counts of men. It is high fiber content and helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body. It contain good amount of antioxidant properties and good for diabetes.
I have tried Little Millet Dosa in two ways. One type is prepared dosa just after grinding the ingredients and the other one is after the dough is fermented. Try both of them You will surely like it I am sure.
Lets see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Little Millet/ Saame : 2 Cups
Whole Moong : 1 Cup
Flattened Rice / Avalakki : 2 Handful
Methi seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Red chilly : 2
Dry ginger powder : 1 Teaspoon
Pepper Pods; 6 to 8
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Salt : as required
Oil/Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

Method : 

1. Wash and soak whole moong, little millets and flattened rice + methi seeds separately for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Grind them separately one by one. Add red chilly, jeera, ginger powder, pepper pods to whole mooong while grinding.

3. Put them in a big bowl. Add salt.
4. Allow the dough to ferment. (over night or 6 to 8 hours).
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the tava and clean it with a kitchen tissue.
6. Take a ladle full of dough and put it on the hot tava. Spread it in circle shape. (Reduce the heat to minimum, while spreading the dough).
7. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the top and cook for 1 minute. (Cover with a lid).
8.No need to turn the other side to cook.
9. Whole moong and little millet dosa is ready to serve.
10 Serve with any side dish you have prepared.

Dosas prepared just after grinding the ingredients. 

Notes :

Grind it to idli dough consistency. Adding any extra spice is optional. (You can add green chilly, ingh also). Adding ghee while preparing dosa is also optional. Fermenting the dough is also optional. But dosa will not be so thin and crispy. Remember to Eat or Serve Hot dosas. No urid dal is added here.
Adding spices like peppers, jeera and dry ginger powder is to give a spicy taste. (Optional).  You can use rava (medium size or pearl millet or rice instead of little millet and try this whole moong dosa). No urid dal is used in this moong - little millet dosa.
Time : Total time : 8 hours 20 minutes. ( Soaking time - 2 hours, fermenting time - 6 hours and dosa preparation time : 20 minutes).
Serves :  4 to 5


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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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