Keeping Meals Simple, With Millets
Millets, our ‘Shri Anna’ are fast gaining popularity. In this article we share some interesting millets recipes that you can easily include in your meals. These are simple recipes that anyone who is looking to incorporate millets in their diet can start with. Here, we show you how one can make regular preparations using millets.
When cooking millets, it is advisable to know which types of millets need soaking and what are the right ways to cook each of the varieties. While you follow these guidelines, also know that it is important to not overdo millets. Apparently, millets could be difficult for some to digest. So, you should alternate between different millet varieties.
So, now that we have done our due diligence, let us start and go by course as to what amazing recipes we can make with millets. Remember, we are keeping lunch simple, and so, it's a quick and healthy meal.
This is one delicious millet surprise with chicken. A lovely, flavourful shorba with chicken stock and chicken pieces. Savour the delight of slurping on a millet shorba and also bite into succulent chicken pieces. Serve with masala breadsticks to add to the burst of flavours in this millet and chicken shorba.
This tempting and vibrant salad with figs and millets will tantalise your tastebuds. Start with making the dressing as we want it to become flavourful. Then marinate the figs with a little honey and salt. In a salad bowl, take cooked barnyard millet and start creating magic. Add onions, red and yellow bell peppers and tofu, parsley. Mix well. When serving, layer lettuce leaves in a shallow plate and over this keep the salad. Add the figs and garnish with olives, dressing and parsley.
This healthy, crispy millet cutlet uses three types of millets. For this cutlet recipe you will use Kodo Millet, Barnyard Millet and Foxtail Millet. Let’s get started. Mash the sweet potatoes, add the cooked millets, onions, coriander, mint leaves and other spices, the herbs and make a fine mixture. Shape it into patties and coat with semolina and shallow fry.
When you bring together two power-packed foods, namely millets and spinach you get a delicious and a healthy comfort food. Yes, it is called Khichdi. First you pressure cook Proso millet and split green gram with turmeric, salt and ghee. To cook the spinach, we heat ghee in a pan separately to temper cumin and saute ginger, garlic and onions. Then add green chillies and the spinach leaves and mix well. Adjust salt and cook. Now add the garam masala powder and mix well. Add the millet-green gram mixture and mix again. Add the lemon juice and serve hot.
That’s it! You have a fabulous Millet meal ready! We told you, having millets in meals is simple. Enjoy!
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