Showing posts with label millet food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label millet food. 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.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Baragu /Proso Millet Rava Dosa

Baragu / Proso millet is one of the healthy grain from Millet family. I have tried Rava Dosa using Baragu here. It can be crispy or soft the way you decide to have.


I have used little coconut, Baragu /proso millet, rava and little wheat flour. 
Now most of the people know that millets are healthy grain and helps us to lead a good healthy life. It is good for diabetes, helps to control blood pressure in our body. No carbs and they are gluten free.
Let us see the recipe now :
Baragu /Proso Millet - Rava dosa is yummy to have and the coconut adds to nice aroma to dosa.
Good for all age group. Good and healthy breakfast food and as evening food also.

Ingredients :

Baragu/Proso Millet : 1 Cup
Pepper Pods : 5 to 6 
Rava /Semolina : 1/2 Cup
Wheat flour : 3 to 4 Tbs
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Salt : As required 
Oil : 4 to 5 Tbs  


       Method :      

1. Wash and soak Baragu for 2 to 3 hours.


2. Grate 1/2 cup of coconut and grind soaked Baragu with little water. 


3. Add pepper pods while grinding. . Take it out from the mixi jar and put it to a bowl.


4. Add Rava/Semolina and mix it well.


5. Add 3 to 4 tbs of wheat flour and mix all the ingredients nicely.


6. Add required water and bring the batter  consistency to rava dosa (more liquidy) consistency.


7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tsp of oil on hot tava and clean it with tissue or clean cloth.
8. Take a ladle of batter and spread it on the hot tava. Sprinkle some oil on the top, cover and cook.


9. Cook on both sides and take it out from the tava.

10 Baragu/Proso millet Rava dosa is ready to serve. (Soft dosa).
11. If you want soft dosa cook dosa on medium and low  flame and take it out as soon as it is cooked. 



12. If you want crispy dosa, let the flame be very low, cook till they turn crispy.

Ready to serve Baragu/Proso Millet Dosa

Note

Adding coconut while grinding helps to soften the dosa texture. It also adds to the taste.
Adding onion to this batter is optional.
See that the batter has correct consistency. If too watery it does not come out from the pan.
If it is too thick it patches while you prepare dosa.
Time : Soaking Baragu : 3 Hours + Grinding : 10 minutes or less + preparing dosa : 
30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 . 
                                                                                             

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