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Fluffy, delicious milletious!

Fluffy, delicious milletious!
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Fluffy, Delicious Milletious!. Millets have been gaining popularity in urban diets due to their nutritive value. Millets are gluten free and higher in fibre than other well-known popular grains, making them a good alternative to rice and wheat. Millets are used in a variety of ways. Whole millets can be cooked and used as a replacement for rice.

Millets have been gaining popularity in urban diets due to their nutritive value. Millets are gluten free and higher in fibre than other well-known popular grains, making them a good alternative to rice and wheat. Millets are used in a variety of ways. Whole millets can be cooked and used as a replacement for rice.
Tabbouleh with Jowar
Ingredients
Pearl Millet (jowar) ½ cup, soaked for 4 hours and pres sure cooked with a pinch of salt
Tabbouleh with Jowar Curly or flat leaf parsley 1 cup, washed and steams removed
Cucumber 1 medium, seeds removed, retain
the skin
Tomato 1 large
Onion 1 small
Green onion 2 sprigs
Mint leaves ½ cup, stems removed
Lemon Juice 2-3 tablespoons (adjust according to taste)
Cumin Powder ¼ teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Pine nuts / almonds ¼ cup (toasted)
Feta cheese /Fresh Paneer
¼ cup, crumbled
Method
  • Chop the parsley, mint and green onions, very finely and set aside.
  • Check the cucumber to make sure it is not bitter, remove the seeds, retain the skin and chop it into small cubes.
  • Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and chop the same size as the cucumber.
  • Finely chop the onion and crush with your fingers to separate.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the parsley, mint, green onions and the vegetables. Add the boiled jowar pearls and stir them together.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the salt, lemon juice, cumin powder and whisk well.
  • Pour this dressing over the vegetables and mix gently with your fingers.
  • Scatter the pine nuts and feta/ paneer over the salad. Serve with bread or rolls.

Millet Patties

Ingredients

Potatoes 2 medium, boiled and peeled

Millet PattiesFoxtail Millet ½ cup, washed, soaked and pressure cooked for 2 whistles

Ginger 1 inch piece, grated

Green chillies 1, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh Coriander ¼ cup

Peas ¼ cup, steamed

Carrot ½ cup grated

Bread crumbs ¼ cup

Cumin powder ¼ teaspoon

Garam masala ¼ teaspoon powder

Method

  • In a bowl, add the boiled potato, mash it with your fingers. To this add the cooked millets and rest of the vegetables and mix well.
  • Add the grated ginger, bread crumbs, garam masala powder, cumin powder, green chillies, fresh coriander leaves and salt and pepper and mash. Add a tablespoon of water if needed to make a mixture that can be shaped into patties.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal parts, roll into a ball. Flatten slightly and pan fry in a little bit of oil on a hot pan.
  • Turn twice to cook till evenly golden brown.
  • Serve hot with sauce or mint chutney. The patties can also be used to make burgers with a bun and salad.
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