Health mix Sevai / Idiyappam

Health mix Sevai / Idiyappam:

What can be more than this tasty, healthy breakfast? More than 16 variety of millets and nuts added to start our day. This health mix provides protein, fibre, starch, vitamins, fat and nutrients we need to burn every day. We can make, Poridge, Malt, idiyappam kozhukkattai, Puttu and more… same health mix in preferable recipes to enjoy.

To prepare recipe flour:

https://wp.me/p1o34t-17l Health mix flour

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health mix

To Buy health mix flour:

Health Mix / Sathu mavu

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Method to prepare health mix Idiyappam:

Ingredients:

Idiyappam mavu 2 cups

hot water 1 cup

salt 2 pinches

grated coconut 1 tablespoon

Jaggery powdered 2 tablespoon

or sprinkle salted buttermilk and season it with mustard seeds and urad, curry leaves can be added.

Take a wide bowl add health mix flour and gradually add hot water, mix with laddle until ball consistency like chapathi batter.

Use Idyappam press to make sevai on idly plate to steam cook.

 In idli making vessel boil water, steam cook this sevai for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Add powdered jaggery, ghee, coconut OR sprinkle salt mixed butter milk and season it to serve.

Serve this delicious dish with full satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pidi Kozhukkattai

Pidi Kozhukkattai:

Red rice  is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has the higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.

Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth.We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chilli or Tomato chutney.

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Ingredients:

Red rice flour- 1 cup

Moong dal partially boiled-1/4 cup

Coconut-1/4 cup

Salt-1 tsp

Water-2 cups

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To season :

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seed-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tbsp

Channa dal-1 tbsp

Cumin seed-1/4 tsp

Curry leaves-2 twigs

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Method to prepare:

In a pan dry roast red rice flour for 2 to 3 minutes, collect and keep it ready.

Heat pan with oil and temper the ‘To season’ ingredients.

Add curry leaves, water and add salt and allow to boil.

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Now add red rice flour and stir it constantly.

When the mixture becomes thick add partially boiled moong dal and grated coconut, mix all together well in medium flame.

 

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Switch off the stove, allow it to room temperature.

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Grease your hands, take a small amount of kozhukkattai mixture and hold it in your palm to get finger shape.

Boil water in Idly pan to steam the Kozhukkattai.

Steam cook kozhukkattai 10 to 15 minutes.

Delicious soft red rice Kozhukkattai is ready.

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Varagu rice / kodo millet kesari

Varagu rice / kodo millet kesari:

Wonderful sweet Varagu kesari for sweet lovers, Simple and easy to prepare with minimum ingredients.

Kodo millet can be used in the place of raw rice or rava in all dishes alternatively, taste will be better when compared with rice.

Benefits of millets and kodo millet:

All millet varieties show high antioxidant activity. Millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.

Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.Millet gets digested easily.

Kodo millet known as varagu in Tamil. Its basically a digestion friendly millet.It is rich in phytochemicals, that helps in reduction of cancer risks.It helps to reduce the body weight which is most needed for obese people.

It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women.It helps to reduce knee & joint pains.Also it is good for diabetic people .

It reduces nervous disorders especially in eyes.

Varagu rice /kodo millet kesari
Varagu rice /kodo millet kesari

Ingredients:

Varagu rice, coarse powder-1 cup

Sugar -1 cup

Elaichi-1/4 tsp

Ghee-2 tbsp

Cashew -1 tbsp broken

Method to prepare:

1.Dry grind Varagu rice as a coarse powder like rava.(sooji)

2. In a pan heat a table spoon of ghee, roast cashew and dry grapes to golden brown, remove from ghee collect it a separate plate.

3. In the same pan roast the coarse ground varagu rice rava.

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4.Roast till it gets pale yellow as shown in the picture below.

11354356_903583049683306_2071719420_o5.Remove from stove, collect the roasted rava to another plate, boil 2 1/2 cups of water, sprinkle some food colour in the water,when it starts boiling add Varagu roasted rava to it stir occasionally cook until soft.

6.Add sugar and a pinch of salt, stir well for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame, add remaining ghee,fried cashews and elaichi powder to the kesari mix well.

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Kuthiraivaali/Barnyard millet kuzhipaniyaram

Kuthiraivaali/Barnyard millet kuzhipaniyaram:

Nowadays we are very lucky to use all millet varieties in our regular menu, becomes fashionable too, we have plenty of  exciting millet recipes to share and stay healthy in this fast moving world. Millet recipes can be prepared easily, mouth watering recipes with simple ingredients,less time and  minimal  effort.

Kuthiravalli kuzhipaniyaram is an extremely soft and delicious tiff-en item , this can be packed for lunch, also it remains the same as while packing. Same  kuzhipaniyaram batter can be used for crispy dosa too.

Barnyard millet is an important crop. It is a fair source of protein,which is highly digestible and is an excellent source of dietary fibre with good amounts of soluble and insoluble fractions. The carbohydrate content is low and slowly digestible, which makes the Barnyard millet a nature’s gift for the modern mankind who is engaged in sedentary activities.

Kuthiraivaali/Barnyard millet kuzhipaniyaram
Kuthiraivaali/Barnyard millet kuzhipaniyaram
becomes fashionable too
Kuthiraivaali Dosa

Ingredients-1:

Kuthiraivaali(Barnyard millet) – 1 1/2 cup

Idly rice-1 cup

Urad dal-1/2 cup

Methi seeds-1 tsp

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard-1 tsp

Cumni seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

To saute:

Onion-2 chopped

Green chilli-3 chopped

Curry leaves and Coriander leaves-1 tist full chopped

Coconut-2 tbsp

Method:

1. Wash and soak all the above Ingredients -1 for 2 to 3 hours ,grind to a smooth paste, transfer to a vessel add salt and beat the batter with your hand, to get  mixed well.

2.Allow it to ferment overnight,or 6 to 8 hours.

3.Heat a wok in medium flame,with 2 tsp of oil, season it with above mentioned “To temper” ingredients,add chopped Onion,green chilli and curry leaves saute for 2 minutes, add grated coconut stir for a while and switch off,transfer the sautéed ingredients to the fermented batter, mix well.

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4.Heat Kuzhipaniyaram pan smear some oil, pour the batter,allow it to cook till the edges become slightly brown,turn and cook the other side for a minute or two serve this delicious paniyaram with the side dish from your repertoire. to match with.

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Varagu rice kozhukkattai

Varagu rice kozhukkattai:

Millets are becoming trendy food and wholesome nutritious to all age category, nourishing dishes are prepared with millets.

Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavour, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains .

Kodo millet(vara gari si) kozhukkattai is very palatable and soft when compared with other varieties of kolukkattai. Excellent breakfast or dinner with poondu (garlic) chutney.

Kodo millet can be used in the place of  raw rice in all dishes alternatively, the taste will be better when compared with rice.

 

Varagu rice kozhukkattai
Varagu rice kozhukkattai

Benefits of millets and Kodo millet:

All millet varieties show high antioxidant activity. Millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.

Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.Millet gets digested easily.

Kodo millet is known as varagu in Tamil. Its basically a digestion-friendly millet.It is rich in phytochemicals, that helps in reduction of cancer risks.It helps to reduce the body weight which is most needed for obese people.

It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women.It helps to reduce knee & joint pains.Also, it is good for diabetic people .

It reduces nervous disorders, especially in eyes.

Ingredients:

Varagu rice (kodo millet)-1 cup

Onion-1

green chilli-3 nos

curry leaves-2 twig

Coconut grated-1/4 of a coconut

Moong dal-1 tbsp  (optional)

Salt-3/4 tsp

To temper:

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seed-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Cumin seed-1/2 tsp

Method:

1.Wash, drain water completely and coarse grind Kodo millet in a mixer for a minute or two, no need to soak (be careful,do not grind to a smooth paste which makes the kozhukkattai hard and sticky)

2.Half cook moong dal.

3.Chop Onion,curry leaves and green chillies.

4.In a thick bottom vessel add 3 cups of water, allow it to boil in high flame,add coarse ground kodo millet,reduce flame and cook soft by stirring occasionally (to make balls consistency).

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5.Heat pan pour oil and temper with the above mentioned “To temper” ingredients, add chopped onion,green chilli and curry leaves, saute for 2 to 3 minutes in the low flame you will get the wonderful aroma, now add grated coconut and stir well switch of the flame.

6.Take a wide bowl add cooked Kodo millet,cooked dal and sauteed ingredients, add salt to mix it so as to coagulate well.

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7.Make it into lemon sized balls, steam it in an idly pot or in a steamer for 5 minutes. All the ingredients added are pre-cooked so 5 minutes steaming is sufficient

8. Serve with red chilli  chutney or garlic chutney.

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Multi grain roast

Multi grain roast:

Multi grains are becoming famous among sweet and karam recipes. Versatile recipes can be prepared with these multi millets. Dosa is a very easy, simple and delicious dish liked by all age categories,healthy grains are mixed together to gain the balanced nutrients from grains. Actually all left over grains (1 cup ) was left over, so I planned to prepare this roast without wasting it.

The same batter made for dosa can be used to prepare Kuzhi paniyaram also, by some chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves, heat oil season it and saute for a while,then mix the sauted ingredients in the batter, mix well and prepare kuzhi paniyaram.

Multigrains roast
Multi grains roast

Ingredients:

Pearl millet flour(Kambu)-1 heap cup

Red millet flour (Ragi)-1 heap cup

Wheat flour (Gothumai mavu)-1 heap cup

Red rice (sivapparisi)-1 flat cup

Urad-1/4 cup

Methi seeds-1 tsp

Salt 1 heap tsp

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Method to prepare:

Wash and soak red rice , urad dal and methi seeds,soak for 2 hours and grind to a smooth batter.

In a wide vessel, add pearl,red millet and wheat flour to the ground batter, add salt along with it, mix well without any lumps.

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Mixed batter should be at dosa batter consistency,allow it to ferment for 6 to 8 hours.

Heat tawa, take a ladle full of batter ,from centre spread to a thin dosa, sprinkle some  finely chopped onion if you prefer,drizzle some oil or ghee around, turn and cook the other side to make it crispy roast.

Serve this roast with mixed vegetable sambar and red chutney.

 

 

Kambu puttu/pearl millet puttu

Kambu puttu/pearl millet puttu:

We use to prepare puttu with Rice and Ragi,here we have an wonderful idea to make Kambu puttu,Salt and Sweet version.Regular idly has to be changed,according to the season and mood to encourage morning breakfast to our younger generation and at the same time it should be impartial for our elders too.

Kambu /Pearl millet Puttu
Kambu /Pearl millet Puttu

Understandably, the staple for most of our ancestors was Millets and it was probably after the green revolution we drained these Miracle grains in favor Rice, wheat, obesity, diabetes and malnutrition. Bajra / Kambu is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids
The whole grain supports weight loss.
The grain is easily digestible and has the lowest probability of causing allergic reactions.
Being rich in fiber content, kambu works very well in diabetes.

Bajra helps maintain cardiovascular health and helps reduce acidity problems.
It is a good source of iron, which helps formation of haemoglobin in blood thus preventing anaemia.

Kambu is gluten free, high in magnesium hence good for heart, blood pressure, good for diabetics, weight loss too.

Ingredients:For sweet version

Kambu Mavu-2 cups

Jaggery powdered-1/4 cup

Coconut-1/4 cup

Salt -1 pinch

Cashew if you prefer

Ghee-1 tbsp

Method to prepare Sweet version:

Melt jaggery  by sprinkling some water and filter the syrup keep it ready to mix with cooked puttu.

Heat pan and dry roast Kambu mavu for 2 minutes.

In a wide pan put the roasted flour sprinkle 1/2 cup approximately  water and mix gently,consistency should not be too water or dry.

It should be able to make a ball by holding mixed flour in your palm.

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In an Idly pot boil water and steam cook the mixed puttu flour for 10 minutes.

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When it cools down,grind a second in mixie if there is any lumps in it.

Transfer to bowl mix with jaggery syrup,Coconut, ghee and fried cashews,mix well and make it to balls and serve.

Salt version:

Ingredients for Salt version:

Kambu Mavu/pearl millet flour-12 cup

Salt 1/4 tsp

Butter milk,diluted-1/2 cup

Curry leaves-1 twig

Onion chopped-1

Green chilli-1 slit

Coconut -2 tsp

To season:

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

Method:

Heat pan and dry roast Kambu mavu for 2 minutes.

In a wide pan put the roasted flour sprinkle 1/2 cup approximately water and mix gently,consistency should not be too water or dry.

In an Idly pot boil water and steam cook the mixed puttu flour for 10 minutes,transfer to a bowl.

When it cools down,grind a second in mixie if there is any lumps in it.

Take a cup mix 1/2 cup of diluted butter milk and salt dissolve it and sprinkle it in cooked puttu,mix it well.

Heat wok with 1 tbsp of oil and season with above mentioned ingredients,add curry leaves chopped Onion,Coconut(grated) and green chilli saute well for 2 minutes add salt mixed puttu in it and stir well in low flame for 2 minutes.

This can be served with Karunaikizhangu Kuzhambu or sambar.

Recipe for KarunaiKilangu Kuzhambu:
http://wp.me/p1o34t-CY