Making Mealtimes More Healthy: 3 Amazing Millet Dishes news

Making Mealtimes More Healthy: 3 Amazing Millet Dishes

Rich in vitamins and minerals, millets have been an integral part of the Indian diet for centuries. There are numerous types of millets eaten across India, so let us first take a look at some of the popular types before moving on to three amazing recipes using this nutrient-rich grain. 

Popular Types of Millets

  • Pearl Millet (Bajra)
  • Foxtail Millet (Kangni)
  • Finger Millet (Ragi)
  • Sorghum Millet (Jowar)
  • Kodo Millet (Kodra)

Three mealtime dishes using these millets: 

Breakfast

Bajra Aloo Parathas

Ingredients:

For the Dough

  • Bajra flour - 1 cup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee - for cooking
  • Bajra dry flour - for rolling

For the Stuffing:

  • 2 boiled potatoes – mashed well
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped) 
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Red chilli powder  - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Add salt and knead the bajra flour (using hot water) into a soft dough ball and set aside 
  2. Mix together the ingredients for the stuffing
  3. Now make medium-sized balls of the dough and roll out into circles (around 4-5 inches in diameter) using some dry flour 
  4. Add a spoonful of the stuffing in the centre of the rolled dough
  5. Gather the edges together to form a ball (ensure it is sealed tight)
  6. Now roll it out gently and evenly on all sides
  7. Cook the paratha on a hot tava, using a bit of ghee till both sides turn golden brown
  8. Serve piping hot

Lunch

Kangni Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients:

  • Kangni – 1 cup (wash and soak in warm water an hour or so before cooking)
  • Water – 3 cups 
  • Oil or Ghee – for cooking 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon 
  • Mint  leaves– few leaves coarsely chopped 
  • Onion – 2 (finely chopped) 
  • Green chillies – 2 (sliced lengthwise) 
  • Mix of vegetables (carrot, beans, green peas, potato) – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon 
  • Cinnamon – 1-inch stick 
  • Bay leaf – 1 
  • Cloves – 4

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  1. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves and sauté for a while
  1. Add in the chopped onions and chillies and sauté well
  1. Then add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell disappears
  1. Now add the mixed vegetables and mint, sauté for a few minutes before pouring in the 3 cups of water
  1. When it comes to the boil, add the kangni (after draining it completely)
  1. Leave to cook till the water is completely absorbed 

Dinner 

Ragi Dosa

Ingredients:

  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - ½ cup
  • Curd - ½ cup
  • Water - 1-2 cups (use as required)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger - 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Oil – for cooking

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix together the ragi flour, rice flour, curd, salt, chopped ginger, green chilli and onion. Pour just enough water to form a batter of pouring consistency. Set aside for 20 - 30 minutes.
  1. Now mix the batter well and pour a ladleful of it onto a hot tava (similar to the process of making rava dosa). 
  1. Pour a little oil along the edges while cooking. When the edges turn crispy brown, flip over the dosa and let it continue to cook for a while before folding over and transferring to a plate.

There are many more such amazing recipes using millets which are flavourful in addition to being healthy, so go ahead and try them out.


MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Manish Jain

DON'T PANIC, LET'S GO ORGANIC!

For Over 9+ Years in the industry now we have been obsessed with bringing discovery innovation and adventure to only organic food. For the same reason we have combined our Organic Product Expertise and Knowledge of Farming Methods to bring you a Fresh, Healthy & Tasty range of Organic Products like - Fruits, Vegetables, Desi A2 Milk, Snacks, Groceries, Masalas/Spices, Ready to Eats, Cosmetics & Many More. Our very simple and ample truth is that each and every food been consumed by humans needs to be Organic. We also advocate that particular edible to be certified, authentic , absolutely organic . As we believe only in Ethical Organic & Sustainable farming process to bring a beam on your face.