Monday, October 15, 2018

Oodalu / Barnyard Millet Kichidi

Millets are the healthy grains and people are accepting the healthy benefits they do follow eating millet and do take care of their health.
Here I have used Oodalu / Barnyard millet, moong dal and some simple spices.


Let us see how they are called in different languages.

In Kannada /Karnataka it is called as Oodalu, in Tamil - Kuttiravaali, even in Telugu it is called as Oodalu too. In Hindi - Sanwa or Jhangora and Malayalam - Kavadapullu.

Let us see the benefits of Barnyard millet.

Barnyard millet helps in diabetes, improve the digestive system. It  is said that it helps to lower the risk of cancer. It detoxify the body, improves our respiratory health, boost immune system, increase energy level and improve the muscle and nerve health. It helps in controlling the cholesterol level in our body. They are rich in nutrition. Barnyard millet is rich in Vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium. They are loaded with dietary fiber. Barnyard millet is free from gluten.
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used in Oodalu /Barnyard Millet Kichidi.

Ingredients :

Oodalu / Barnyard Millet : 1 Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Green chilly : 2
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon ( An inch ).
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Cashew Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and cook moong dal and Oodalu separately


2. Wash and slit green chilly, cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it, keep it aside.
4. Crush pepper pods and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add ghee jeera, pepper pods and fry for a minute.
6. Add cashew nuts pieces and let it turn golden brown. Add slit green chilly and curry leaves.


7. Keep a pan and add cooked moong and oodalu/Barnyard millet. Mix it well.
8. Add required water and mix it well. Add required salt. a pinch of turmeric powder and let it boil for 2 to 4 minutes. Add seasoned jeera to the cooked Kichidi.
9. Mix it slowly and shift the ready Oodalu Kichidi to a serving bowl.



10. Serve with papad, pickle, ghee and a cup of curd.

Note :

You can wash and soak Oodalu grain for some time. ( 10 minutes). So that it cooks soft and is easy to digest.
Adding any amount of ghee is optional. Adding more /less red chilly is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Shavige - Rava - Avarekai Uppittu

Indian breakfast is always a challenging. The home maker or the lady of the house who always think about the food she needs to prepare for the family. Here is such an easy and yummy
Shavige - Rava - Avarekai Uppittu.


So thinking of breakfast, you can provide many Indian food. Uppittu comes to the mind suddenly and it is 100% healthy breakfast. It does contain carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. I have prepared Uppittu using medium sized rava and shavige/vermicelli.
Avarekai / field beans is available these days. Making use of seasonal vegetable is one of the healthy habit. Field beans are filled with vitamins and minerals.
I have used Avarekai/field beans, medium size rava and Shavige/Vermicelli.
This uppittu is good for any special days like vratha, upavasa or festival or feast days for breakfast.
It is good for people who diet, diabetic people and good snack in the evening and fits into all age group people.
Let us see the recipe now :

NO ONION OR NO GARLIC RECIPE. 

Ingredients :

To Fry :
Rava /Semolina : Medium size : 1 Cup
Shavigev /Vermicelli : 1 Cup

To Cook :
Field Beans : 1 Cup

To Add :
Fresh grated coconut : 1/2 Cup
Ginger : An inch
Lemon Extract : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Hot boiling water : 3 1/2 cups

To Season :
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Pepper Pods : 3 to 4
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 Leaves
Red chilly : 2

Method :

1. Remove the pods from field beans shell and wash it. Pressure cook and keep it aside.
2. Wash green chilly and cut into big pieces.
3. Wash ginger, remove its outer layer, wash it again and grated it. Keep it aside.
4. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Crush pepper pods and keep aside.


5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds, urid dal and let mustard seeds splutter.
6. Add green chilly, pepper pods, curry leaves and fry nicely for a minute.
7. Add rava and fry till the raw smell goes off.


8. Add shavige/vermicelli and fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep water for boiling.
9. Add grated ginger, a pinch of turmeric powder,  salt and mix it nicely.


10. Add boiling water and mix all the ingredients nicely. Let it be on low flame while pouring the hot water.

11. Add cooked avarekai and mix it well. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low flame. Let all the moisture disappear. Add lemon juice/Extract.

12. Stir Uppittu slowly and mix it well. Add fresh grated coconut and 2 tablespoons of ghee.


13. Put off the fire and mix it once again nicely.




14. Shift the ready Shavige - Rava - Avarekai Uppittu to a serving dish and serve with your choice of side dish.

Note :

Fry rava and shavige nicely. Adding any other vegetable is optional. Adding more /less chilly is optional. Adding more oil or ghee adds to the taste.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .