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The rainy season means a big appetite for many people, so it is important to snack right- especially given the fact that people are at home all the time. Millets recipes can be very versatile and can double up as a palate-pleaser while keeping it nutrition dense and filling. This spicy Indian millet recipe for a rainy evening snack is ideal to nibble on as it is packed with insoluble fibre, zinc and iron to keep your digestive system healthy. The added veggies make it a pinch more attractive for parents looking to pack a punch of extra nutrition.
This vegan millet snack recipe has been contributed by Jayalakshmi Sakthivelan- a grandmom and a passionate food innovator. She brings the goodness from traditional food and matches it to the needs of today’s fast lifestyle.
VARIATIONS OF MILLET RECIPES:
Note: This recipe contains cabbage, but you can add any veggie of your choice. Popular choices are cauliflower and spinach for kids. Adults can use onions and chillies too.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE VEGAN MILLET RECIPE (MILLET CRISPIES):
Little millet ½ cup
Pearl millet ½ cup
Bengal gram ½ cup
Red chillies 5 nos
Salt to taste
Shredded cabbage ½ cup
Oil for frying
HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER:
– Soak the millets and Bengal gram dal separately 5 to 6 hours
– Grind the pearl millet and chillies coarsely
-Add little millet and grind to make a coarse paste.
-Add the dhal grind to blend
-Mix shredded cabbage
-Heat oil, drop the paste as for pakoda
-Fry till golden brown.
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