Tag: diet

HARKA PONGAL/KODOMILLET PONGAL

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

Millets are also called Siri Dhanya’s. They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming.  These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.  It is helpful in lowering cholesterol level, BP.  It detoxifies the body.Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,

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NAVANE MENTHYA DOSE-FOXTAIL MILLET METHI DOSA

In my earlier post of Navane Dose, I had written about Navane Akki and its nutritional values.  Go through it.

Menthya/Methi/Fenugreek seeds are also good for health. It is called as reservoir of medicinal properties, few to mention, lowers cholesterol, controls sugar level, cancer etc.,

Today we shall see how to prepare Dose combining Navane and Menthya.

You all check out my other recipes of Navane and give feedback.

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PROSO MILLET/BARAGU PONGAL

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.  Finger millet, proso millet, and foxtail millet are also important crop species. In the developed world, millets are less important.

They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming.  These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.

Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,

Today let us learn Proso Millet/Baragu Pongal which tastes heavenly, simple, healthy liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.

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Oats Rotti/Roti

Oats is rich in essential nutrients and fiber.  Good for health. It helps in lowering cholesterol levels.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion, a feeling of satiety and suppression of appetite.

Today I tried with Oats Rotti which is very simple, tasty, liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.  Can be tried out for breakfast, evening snack or as a diet subsitute.

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RAGI MUDDE-RAGI BALL-DIET BALL

 

Mudde

Mudde

Ragi is the common name of Finger Millet in Southern part of India. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of ragi in India. This is one of the most nutritious food and one of the easy one to digest. It is rich in calcium and protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. It is low in fat most of which are unsaturated fats. It is rich in protein and fiber. It has the least amount of fat in them.

Ragi is a great source of iron making it beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. Ragi is helpful for development of bones in children. It is also a diabetic food as they contain higher amounts of fiber over other cereals and millets. Diets based on whole finger millet have a lower glycemic response i.e. lower ability to increase blood sugar level. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels.

Ragi is normally consumed in the form of flour-based foods such as roti (unleavened pancake), mudde(stiff porridge/dumpling) and ambli (thin porridge). Ragi can be used to make porridge, upma, cakes, and biscuits. Ragi flour is used to make various Indian preparations like dosas, idlis and ladoos. One famous and tasty recipe of Karnataka is Ragi Malt or Hurihittu.

Today let us learn how to prepare Mudde easily. You can try out my other recipes in Ragi like Instant Ragi Dosa, Ragi Dosa, Hurihittu, Ragi Laddoo.

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CUCUMBER OATS IDLI-INSTANT OATS IDLI

Cucumber Oats Idli

Cucumber Oats Idli

Cucumber Idli is very tasty and good for health. Cucumber helps in digestion. It contains many vitamins, anti oxidants and very rich in potassium. It is helpful in hair growth. It acts as coolant, for skin, black cirlces around eyes. It helps in maintaining Blood Pressure.

As already we have learnt about Oats which is healthier I tried Cucumber Oats Idli. Everybody at home liked and it has been added in the list of breakfast.

Let us learn how to make Instant Cucumber Oats Idli. It is very easy to prepare and tasty also.

 

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HESARUBELE KOSAMBARI-RAW MOONG

Hesarubele Kosambari

Hesarubele Kosambari

Hesarubele/Moong is a skinned and halved version of Whole Moong. They are golden colour. It have mild taste and easy to cook. It is recommended for all age groups and it is easily digestible.

Many recipes are made out of Hesarubele/Moong. Both sweet and Khara dishes are made from Hesarubele/Moong. It can also be taken raw(soaked) which is good for health. Usually soaked Hesarubele is kept for Naivedya to God.

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NAVANE DOSE-FOXTAIL MILLET DOSA

Navane Dose

Navane Dose

Navane or Foxtail Millet is a gluten free grain and is the second most commonly grown species. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, calcium. It helps reduces cholesterol level. It is also used as a diet food. It can be substituted with rice and consumed by all.

Navane is also called Navane Akki. It is used for various dishes. I have tried Navane Huggi/pongal, Navane Idli, Navane-Moong dhal Pongal, Navane Kabab, Navane sampali, Navane Burfi.

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