Category Archives: Millet Recipes

Ragi (Finger Millet) Custard

We all make different variations of easy ragi pudding – cooking powdered ragi in water/milk with jaggery or sugar – an easy way to provide good nutrition to kids. This is a slightly more sophisticated, tastier, nutritionally beneficial custard made … Continue reading

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Little Millet (Samai) Idli and Dosa

Little Millet

Millets are one of the oldest food crop cultivated by man. Millets have much more calcium, protein, and iron than rice and wheat. These poor man’s grains are high in fiber, rich in minerals, low fat, and gluten free also. … Continue reading

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Thinai (Foxtail Millet) Appam and Potato Mappas

Potato Mappas and Thinai Appam

Never before have I thought of, collected info and ingredients, prepared, and executed a recipe with such urgency and efficiency. Appam is one of my favorite breakfasts and I wanted to try appam with Foxtail/Thinai millet. I was really excited about … Continue reading

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Jowar Sundal/Steamed Jowar Snack

Sorghum

Jowar/Sorghum dates back to 3000 BC! Millets have been part of the Indian diet for thousands of years. When wheat and rice took over the markets, the humble millets got buried deep down. What was earlier eaten only by animals … Continue reading

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Bajra Khichdi

Bajra is good for diabetics and helps maintain blood glucose levels. It has high fiber content and makes you full for a longer period of time thus reducing the tendency to snack. It is also good for the heart and … Continue reading

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Steamed Barnyard Millet Dumplings (Odalu Kozhukatai)

Recently there has been a hype about health foods like quinoa. Why look at videshi options when we have plenty of easily accessible, swadeshi, and cost effective options? Ragi, bajra, jowar, kodon, and the list goes on. Our villagers survived … Continue reading

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Roasted Multigrain Laddu

Most traditional Kerala sweets are healthy and guilt-free – ari unda, ela ada, sweet dosa, and so on. They are not too rich or overwhelming yet utterly satisfying. Unni appam is the only exception that I can think of. Most … Continue reading

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Sprouted Ragi Dosa

A variety of grains are cultivated in India. The best way to taste and experience grain varieties is to travel through villages. Rice and wheat (which is what most people in the city consume) is a luxury for most villagers. Villagers … Continue reading

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Sweet Multigrain Dosa

This multigrain sweet dosa is similar to my previous sweet dosa post. I found a packet of wheat bran at the health store and was thinking of ways of adding this fiber to my diet. Tried mixing it with the chappathi dough. … Continue reading

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Bajra Dosa

A healthy, nutritious, protein dosa made from sprouted bajra. Ingredients: For batter: Bajra whole grain (millet, kambu): 2 cups Urad dal: 1 cup Salt to taste For dosa: Gingely oil/groundnut oil : 1 tsp Preparation Time: 24 hrs. Cooking Time: … Continue reading

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