Showing posts with label Finger Millet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finger Millet. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2020

Oats & Finger Millet Laddu 2

Oats and Finger Millet Laddu is a sweet dish and is one of the healthy laddu that helps you to keep strong and energetic for the whole day. You can have this as Laddu/Unde whenever you feel hungry OR crave for some sweets or to skip some carbs.


I do try and varieties of laddu/laadu/unde and though it looks same it has different ingredients and is mostly available at your home store.
Here in this laddu I have used Oats with its husk and Ragi flour. Dates and jaggery , handful of raisins and cashews.

Let us see some benefits of eating Dates in our diet.

Dates helps in boost energy and increasing iron in our body. They help in digestion. They are rich in fiber and contain various nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants. They have good amount of anti inflammatory properties. Dates help in balancing blood sugar level. They help in reducing blood pressure. They are said to good brain booster. They contain minerals like, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. They do have vitamins like, folate,  thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Oats : 500 Grams
Ragi/Finger Millet : 3 Cups
Ghee : 1 Small Cup
Dates : 20 to 30 or 250 grams or little more
Raisins and Cashews : 1 Handful
Jaggery : 250 Grams : 1 Cup (Powdered).


Method :

1. Dry roast Oats and keep it aside.

2. Dry roast ragi flour till the raw flavour disappear.

3. Dry grind Oats and keep it aside.

4. Remove the seeds from dates and cut or smash it nicely.

5. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1/2 cup of water. Add jaggery and let it melt nicely.


6. Sieve jaggery mixture and Put cleaned jaggery to a pan.

7. Boil liquid jaggery till it get one string consistency.
8. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Add powdered Oats and Ragi/finger millet flour to it.


9. Mix it nicely and take out from the fire. Add ghee


10. Add cut dates and mix it nicely and handful of cashews and raisins. Mix it thoroughly.


11. Dry Grind this mixture including dates, cashews and raisins. ( Do not grind for a long time. Just churn twice or thrice).
12. Put the ground mixture to a big bowl. Mix it nicely and prepare laddus.

13. Serve or munch when ever you crave for some sweets.

14. Store in a glass jar or  air tight boxes.

Note :

No coconut is used in this Oats and finger millet Laddu recipe. Adding cardamom is optional.
If the mixture turns dry, please do add some melted ghee or drops of hot milk. It helps to prepare laddu easily. Ghee used laddu shelf life is more and the taste does not change.
If laddu turns more moisture stir the laddu mixture little more.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serves : 50 Laddu can be made.
Use of more jaggery is optional.
Use of less/more ghee is optional.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Walnuts-Ragi - dates - Almonds Laddu

Laddus / Unde /Laadu is one of the best sweet and these Walnuts -Ragi-Dates - Almonds are the yummy laddu which is loaded with nutritious and health properties. These laddus can be eaten with breakfast and is full of vitamins and minerals.


I have used little almonds, 3 to 4 figs, a fistful of raisins, 1 bowl of walnuts (200 gr), a pack of dates.

Dates are smashed with fistful of raisins and mixed with powdered other ingredients.
No cooking on fire here. Just dry grind it and mix it well. See that dates are well ripen and it can be smashed easily.
These laddu can be eaten with breakfast, send it to kids snack box, picnics, ladies kitty party, one dish party, travelling, tours etc.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Dry roast :
Ragi/Finger Milelt : 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds : 2 Tbs

To Dry grind :
Badam /Almonds : 10 to 15
Walnuts : 200 grams
Figs : 4 to 5
Cardamom : 5 to 6

To Add :
Dates : 500 Gr
Raisins : 1 Small cup /1 fistful

Method :

1. Dry roast ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds. Let it cool.


2. Dry grind walnuts, almonds, cardamoms and figs.



3. Remove the seeds from dates.
4. Take a big bowl and add dates and raisins.


5. Smash it nicely and add powdered almonds mixture, walnuts powder and mix it well.


6. Add dry roasted ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds.
7. Mix all the ingredients nicely and take a small portion of the mixture.


8. Prepare laddu by pressing the mixture in your palm.


9. Laddu is ready to serve.




Note :

Do not add any water while preparing Laddu. You can add little ghee. (I have not added).
Walnuts helps to hold the powder tightly. Dates provide the moisture content.
Time : 35 to 40 Minutes
Shelf life : 1 Week or little more days.
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddus. (The size should be small).

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ragi Moong Dal Dosa

Ragi is one of the wonderful millet which is gluten free. I have used ragi flour and moong dal and prepared yummy dosa and it is with out fermentation. No Soda or No Eno and it is one of the healthy dish you need to add it your diet.


Ragi Moong dosa is good for people who wants to diet. it is also diabetic friendly. Ragi provides vitamins and minerals and moongdal boost energy and helps to keep your tummy full for a long tim.
I have used ragi flour, moong dal, very little pepper pods and handful curry leaves.
You can prepare dosas as soon as you grind the dosa batter. No need for the batter to be fermented. Good for all age group and is very digestive to all age group.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Moong dal : 1 Cup full
Ragi flour : 1 Cup full
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8.
Curd or butter milk : 1 Small cup
Curry leaves : Handful.
Salt : As required





Method :

1. Wash and soak moong dal for an hour. Grind it with curry leaves and pepper pods.


2. Add little water to ragi flour and mix it well. Add this mix to mixi jar and churn for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Take it out from the mixi jar to a big bowl. Add required salt and a cup of curd/butter milk.


4. Mix the batter nicely and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean it with a clean kitchen tissue.

6. Let the pan be on lower flame. Take out a ladle full of moong - ragi dosa batter and spread it on the pan/tava.
7. Sprinkle some oil on the top. Cover and cook on medium and low flame.
8. Turn the other side and cook for a few seconds.


9. Ragi - Moong Dosa is ready to serve.

10. Serve with your choice of side dish.

Note :

Add little water to grind. If the batter turns watery, add little more ragi flour or rava/semolina.
Dosa might turn bit hard. Adding water and mixing the ragi flour just before adding to mixi, helps to grind the batter nicely. Adding pepper pods and curry leaves to dosa batter is optional. They do help to reduce the gas formation of the food. Adding curd to the batter helps to soften dosa.
Time : 1 hour for soaking moong dal + grinding 5 minutes + Dosa preparation 10 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Ragi - Rice flour Pulka / Chapati

ರಾಗಿ ತಿಂದವ ನಿರೋಗಿ 
The one who eats Ragi /Finger Millet stays healthy and hale. ( Strong and healthy).


Pulka is a type of Indian bread normally done in wheat flour. It is oil free. Basically cooked on charcole. These days they do cook on gas stove burner. It turns fluffy and soft and good to eat.
I have used Finger Millet /Ragi flour and very little quantity of rice flour. It is soft and fluffy and yummy to have with out any guilt. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Ragi flour /Finger Millet flour : 2 Cups
Rice flour : 1/2 Cup
Hot boiling water : 1/2 Cup 
Salt : To taste.

Method :

1. Put ragi flour, rice flour in a big bowl. Add salt and hot boiling water.


2. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix it nicely.


3. Add required normal water and prepare Pulka dough. Kneed the dough well.


4. Divide the dough into small portions.
5. Keep a bowl of rice flour aside.
5. Take a small portion and turn them as small round shape.
6. Dip them in dry rice flour and roll chapati.

7. Slowly take out this chapati and put it on hot tava and cook for a minute.


8. Turn the other side and cook for 10 seconds and put it on a gas burner.
9. Let the flame be on medium flame.
10. Cook on both side and remove it from the flame. ( It fluffs up slowly on both sides).

11. Hot Ragi - Rice flour Pulka is ready to serve.


12. Repeat the same and prepare all the Pulkas.
13. Adding ghee on the top of hot Pulka is optional.



14. We had it with Channa and Carrot bhaji which was prepared in the morning for pav -bhaaji.

Note 

Do not add more boiling water. You may not be able to prepare the dough properly. It takes more flour and the pulka turns hard. You can add some oil/ghee after preparing the dough. It eases to roll the chapati easily. You can also use dry ragi flour to dip the smaller portion to roll as pulka.
Do not add more rice flour. Adding very little rice flour helps to bind the dough niely.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

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