Oats and besan chila (no oil)

A very easy to make Indian breakfast with oats and chickpea flour or besan .These can be eaten with any chutney. I like to have this with green chutney. I have added lot of vegetables to this. Let us see how to make this simple breakfast. Preparation time approx 15 to 20 minutes Ingredients. 1…

Oats and Flax seed Phulka

A healthy version of Indian bread which can go with any non veg or veg curry. Oats are good source of fiber and it lowers cholesterol. Flax seed  is relatively low in calories and provides beneficial nutrients,  which can help to reduce weight . I tried oats and flax seed phulkas. It came out very well…

Barnyard millet dosa

Millet’s are very healthy and it is good for diet. Today I tried dosa with barnyard millet. I soaked the urad daal and barnyard separately and grind it. Fermented it overnight and made dosa. Preparation time approx. 10 minutes soaking time 5 to 6 hours or overnight. fermentation.  8 hours.  Ingredients. 3 cup Barnyard millet…

Kudo millet tomato rice.

Millet is considered as an ancient grain that is high in nutrients and may have health benefits.It is a natural source of many nutrients including magnesium. Kudo millet is good for diabetics. I tried Tomato rice with kudo millet. I cooked rice and added tomatoes, onions and some spices. Let us see how to make…

Eluppachatti Barnyard millet dosa

Eluppachatti is a pan or a kadai, typically made with iron. My grand mother used to make dosa in an iron kadai. The dosa will be very crispy, tasty and very healthy. I customized the concept and tried making Barnyard millet dosa in an iron pan. Preparation time approx 15 minutes. Soaking time 6 hours…

Oats dosa or adai with drumstick leaves

Oats are very low calorie food which is a good option for weight loss I have been trying to experiment different dishes with oats being the main ingredient. I tried my hand at a new type of dosa with oats and dals topped with drumstick leaves Drumstick or moringa leaves are good for cholesterol, and it…

Foxtail Millet/ Thinai Sambar Rice

Thinai or Foxtail  is a vegan food and also gluten free cereal. Thinai (foxtail) is rich in protiens, and low in fat. Thinai (foxtail) has good amount of fiber content, calcium, iron. Foxtail millet is a healthy substitute for rice. There is no difference in taste also. We can make different variety of dishes using foxtail…

Millet Tomato Dosa

Millets being extremely healthy, I have tried to add it in our daily diet. Today, I tried my hand at making millet dosa with tomatoes for a little tangy flavour. This is pretty much an instant dish that can be made anytime. It turned out to be very crispy– I served this with shallot coconut…

Millet Idly with coconut chutney and onion coconut chutney

Millet idly with chutney Idly is one of the popular South indian breakfast which is very low calorie food. Today  I am giving Idly with millets. Millets are very healthy and good for diet.I have used 2 variety of millets ,Foxtail millet and Barnyard millet combined with urad dal and little rice. Let us see…

Lapsi and Dal dosa or Adai

Lapsi is daliya or broken wheat.Generally in South India for adai dosa we are using dals and rice. I tried this dosa with lapsi and variety of dals. It is very crispy and spicy. We can have any kind of chutney or jaggery. Preparation time approx 5 to 10 minutes Soaking time: 2 to 3…

Ragi Dosa and Idly ( Nachni or Finger millet)

Ragi Dosa and Idly: Ragi or finger Millet or Nachni (in hindi) is very nutrious healthy food. We can make variety of foods from Ragi. Ragi dishes by look not much attractive but very good for health conscious people. I made ragi dosa for breakfast. If we are making the batter earlier  and store we…

Steamed Ragi Idiyappam or Finger millet string hoppers

Steamed Ragi Idiappam or Finger millet string hoppers: One of these days during tea time my friends and I was discussing about healthy foods/ diet- that’s when I remembered how my sis in  law and I used to powder ragi at home for the little ones when they were toddlers. We used to make ragi…