Healthy Millet Recipes You Should Try This Weekend
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Since the time the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us, one thing has happened for good and that's a change in people's food habits. Nowadays, most individuals are heading towards eating healthy foods like millets, fresh fruits, protein-rich edibles, etc. Superfoods act as an arsenal against various common infections owing to their rich nutrition quotient. Therefore, you must include them in your daily diet. One such highly nutritious food is millet. There are various types of millets majorly bifurcated into two kinds including naked grains and husked grain. The former does not require processing and are used just after cleaning. However, the latter needs processing to get rid of the outer indigestible coat before consumption. Millets are gluten-free and a rich source of iron, calcium, fibre, magnesium, and some other essential nutrients. You can have them in various ways. Here we tell you about a few easy-to-make millet recipes that can leave you asking for more.

Mixed Millet Bhel Puri

This bhel puri is rich in the goodness of peanuts, ragi, and amaranth. It is easily digestible and low on fat. To make mixed millet bhel puri, you need to take a bowl and add the above-mentioned ingredients along with tomatoes, potatoes, chillies, and lemon juice. Mix them nicely and then spruce up with chaat masala. Your healthy tea time snack is ready to munch on.

Jowar Upma

To make jowar upma, you need to pressure cook 1/2 cup soaked jowar (for 6 hours) along with salt and 2 cups of water. Drain excess water and keep the collected jowar aside in a bowl. Now add mustard seeds, asafoetida, urad dal, dry red chilli, and grated ginger to a hot pan with 2 tablespoons of oil. Saute the ingredients for a minute and then add chopped onions. Once their colour changes and becomes light brown, add salt, red chilli powder, and chopped carrot. After cooking them for 3 minutes, add the pressure-cooked jowar and cover the lid. Your jowar upma will be ready within 5 minutes.

Baked Ragi Chakli

This crispy snack goes well with a hot cup of tea, especially during the monsoon. To make this healthier version of chakli, you need to knead a mix of 250 gm ragi flour, 5 gms ginger, 5 gms chilli, 150 grams besan flour, 2 grams garlic paste, 2 gms salt, and 20 ml oil. Once a semi-soft dough is ready, divide it into two equal sizes. Take each dough one by one in a chakli machine and press out roundels of the dough. Now cook chaklis in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Its temperature should be 360°f. Let it cool and then enjoy.