My post on Foxtail millets is one of the most popular posts on my blog.
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Millet’s are the new fad in town , the passionate Dr Khadar Valli has been promoting 5 types of Millets (Foxtail, Kodo, Browntop, Little , Barnyard) which are very nutritious Organic ancient grains that can heal the body.
There was a time when I wanted to incorporate Millets but was nervous. Thanks to several women who uploaded videos on preparing Millet Dosa’s. These videos gave me the confidence to prepare Dosa’s with Foxtail Millets.
Not just Foxtail Millets , but Little Millet, Kodo Millet, Barnyard Millet and Browntop Millet , too can be incorporated with great ease in our daily diet.
Easiest to use in the preparation of Dosas and Idlis.
Lemme share how I prepare Dosa with Foxtail Millet’s.
Usual Recipe for Dosa batter :
Ingredients for making Dosa Batter :
Urad Dal : 1 Cup . This is Whole Black Gram (with the Black skin removed)
Rice – 2 or 3 Cups (Quantity of Rice is your choice)
This is soaked for 6-8 hours. Usually soaked in the morning and the batter is prepared at night.
The batter is left for fermenting overnight .
Dosa’s are prepared the next morning.
Procedure to prepare Dosa with Millets is very much the same.
Here is my Recipe for Dosa with Foxtail Millets :
Urad Dal – 1 Cup
Foxtail Millets – 2 Cups
I soak them in the morning in separate containers for 8 hours.
Batter is prepared in the evening/night. Grind them separately into a smooth batter and then mix them throroughly.
Add salt to taste.
Leave the batter overnight for fermenting.
Make your Dosa’s the next morning.
Just replace Rice with Foxtail Millets and confidently go ahead.
Not just Foxtail Millets, you can follow the same recipe using other Millets too.
Enjoy your healthy Foxtail Millet Dosa’s with your regular Chutneys or Sambhar.
This evening , I prepared Uthappam with the same batter. I chopped a few veggies, chillies, ginger, coriander leaves , jeera and added to the Millet batter. This is my Dinner for today.