Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents

Yeppieee!!!I finally tried baking a cookies for the first time and it ended up so successfully.And you know what makes it even wonderful ?It is white sugar free/gluten free/raising agents free -Sounds extremely nutritious right?It is made of finger millet+Amaranth flour as main ingredients.This is my first attempt in baking cookies/biscuits at home and it turned out super yummy and a great hit.It is toddler approved and in less than 24 hours more a tray is empty.My little one loved it so much.I was really thinking of various options and recipes to use this flour.I tried adding to dosa/fritters batter.It came out well.But it took me around 2 months to try a baked goodie recipe.I didn’t have enough confidence to give it a try because baking a cookie/baking without raising agents/baking with rajgira flour etc etc and a lot more was new to me.I am so happy that my maiden attempt turned out super healthy and yummy.Before getting into the recipe let’s look upon some facts about amaranth /rajgira. Continue reading “Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents”

Varagu Kozhukkattai/Kodo Millet Dumplings

Millets have been a part of our diet since little one turned one.I was initially hesitant about its taste and flavour but after trying I fond them really excellent.They are perfect on health quotient and taste quotient I would say.It doesn’t need much skills too .It is not as difficult to cook as we think .We can just replace it instead of rice and proceed with the regular recipes friends.Don’t panic to try out amazing dishes with millets. You can find all recipes with millets and detailed notes on each millet in this page.Today’s recipe is a no fail and quick to make healthy breakfast/dinner or simple snack.You can pack these for snacks too but add some extra shredded coconut when you grind.

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Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls

Welcome Sharanya from Myhappykitchen 🙂.Yeah she is guest post writer/blogger of the day. The guest post of the day would be 100% approved by your toddler and you can serve it guilt free as she has replaced sugar with dates and used ragi/finger millet/nachini. Aren’t you interested to know the recipe?Come let us have a look. Do you love cooking? If yes and if you have a pure vegetarian recipe with mushrooms/soya chunks or any baked goodies  recipe with no white ingredients,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog as guest posts.  Continue reading “Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls”

KAMBU GODHUMAI IDIYAPPAM/PEARL MILLET WHEAT STRING HOPPERS

String Hoppers/Idiyappam is an Indian version of noodles,to be precise south-Indian version of noodles.My boy loves it and he calls it as noodles and can have it even without side dish. This is one of the best breakfast foods I would say because it is steamed.It is an excellent choice for all ages from 6 months to 60 years.Mom makes it in the traditional way using the big uruli.You can find that process here . It gives you the perfect ,very soft string hoppers. Here is an instant method too for this generation. It is comparatively easy and definitely tasty too.You can pair it with plain milk/coconut milk/ghee+coconut/sothi/kadala curry/veg.kurma or any thick gravies.Mom makes a variety of sevai like lemon sevai,tomato sevai etc.So the variations you can give to this simple dish is endless.I attempted making the same with all millet flour and one such recipe is what I am presenting to you today. I have already tried barnyard millet string hoppers .Check its recipe here(Another method) Continue reading “KAMBU GODHUMAI IDIYAPPAM/PEARL MILLET WHEAT STRING HOPPERS”

RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS

Good Day Folks! Happy Ganesh Chathurthi in advance to one and all! Today’s recipe is based on our super millet “Kelvaragu/Nachini/Finger Millet/Ragi and it is a spicy kozhukkattai.It is a healthy dish for snack box or dinner. I make it a point to use millets and whole grains atleast thrice a week to reduce the intake of white rice.  Check all millet recipes here .Without much of other talks let us get into the recipe. Continue reading “RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS”

MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE

Yes you heard it right-A cake with multigrain flour/health mix/sathumaavu that too 100% eggless.I was never so thrilled and excited so far even when I had cooked first and posted my first recipe.Buying an OTG was a long pending one and I was the sole reason behind dragging it. I was so skeptical about its usage and worth of the purchase.I was constantly doubting in many aspects and finally we bought this two weeks back.It is a 24 L Morphy Richards OTG.I have been reading and learning a lot of baking basics,tips and recipes since then .Ask my friends and you would know how much I had nagged them 😉 With some beforehand experience of making cakes in pressure cooker and as a result of reading a lot from the web,FB groups and books I finally roughly drafted this recipe .The major reference comes from here and FB group OVENDERFUL  MOM BAKERS COMMUNITY.I was so sure of baking it healthy without using maida/refined flour/all purpose flour.I have tried cakes with wheat and all millet flours in pressure cooker. Some turned great and few turned out to be a disaster.So with all learnings I gathered all courage to experiment with my OTG .I was so very excited when I tried this and had my finger crossed to check the outcome.Thanks to all wonderful friends who helped me by answering my queries and sharing their tips.I am a very beginning stage of baking and I am trying my best to put in all pointers in this post.I shall keep on improving.Do write to me your tips/suggestions.Here goes the recipe of my trial in my OTG.(Pardon me if I have not done the best) Continue reading “MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE”

SAAMAI/LITTLE MILLET KOZHUKATTAI

Dear friends!How was Kirshna Jeyanthi celebrations?What was your menu?If you have tried any recipe from my space,kindly share the picture with me.I will be happy to upload in my page.The upcoming posts in my blog for the next week would be what I had prepared for yesterday’s pooja.I just made few trials by nagging mommy over phone.It was definitely a decent output I would say for my first trial.I hope all of you had a great gala time with family.The recipe for the day is “MILLET KOZHUKKATTAI”.Kozhukkattai is a south Indian steamed food,similar to momos made with rice/wheat/millets.Even the modaks made for Ganesh Chaturthi are called Kozhukkattai.We can make innumerable varieties by creating with stuffing/without stuffing,altering method of preparation,altering the base flour/millet.It is an ideal breakfast/dinner and certain types are super yummy snacks.The following method is one traditional recipe from my family and I have made it super healthy by adding millet.To know more about millets and read millet recipes refer here . You can use little/barnyard/foxtail or kodo millet in this recipe.The below images are from two different days,hence there may be differences.This can be offered to babies above 8 months after trying out each ingredient individually and ensuring no allergy. Continue reading “SAAMAI/LITTLE MILLET KOZHUKATTAI”

INSTANT WHEAT FINGER MILLET DOSA|INSTANT AATA RAGI DOSA

Vanakkam… Namaste..Hello… How are you all? Did you miss my posts guys? Here I come with a super quick and extremely nutritious recipe that needs just 20 minutes and two ingredients.You can serve this for all age group of family members from six months to any age group.You can make any variations with this recipe. Any millet flour(jowar or bajra or sorghum or any) can be used instead of ragi/finger millet flour and any rice flour can be used instead of wheat flour. While introducing this to babies ensure you have tried each of them individually and confirmed no allergy for each ingredient in your baby. Continue reading “INSTANT WHEAT FINGER MILLET DOSA|INSTANT AATA RAGI DOSA”

INSTANT MULTIGRAIN DOSA|SATHUMAAVU DOSAI

Sathu Maavu/Multigrain Health Mix/Home made cerelac is one regular food in my daily routine. I begin my mornings with this drink and I prefer making roti or dosa twice a week with this so that it gets included in my little one’s diet too. I somehow have not experimented giving him this as a porridge to him because it is always recommended to stop offering porridges as regular meals above 8 months for babies.This dosa recipe was an instant try and it really turned out good in taste.You can realise the struggle I had in making perfect dosa with the images. Yeah.. Some extra care and patience is required to make this dosa without tearing into pieces.You shall definitely master the skill on your second trial itself for sure.This recipe will be an excellent choice in terms of nutrition and less effort.There is no need to grind or ferment batter to make this dosa.I kindly request you to please read the P.S section for more details. Continue reading “INSTANT MULTIGRAIN DOSA|SATHUMAAVU DOSAI”

Barnyard millet/Jhangora/Kuthiraivaali sweet pongal

I am happily witnessing PONGAL/MAKAR SANKRANTHI preparations all around and I wanted to give a healthy version of pongal which is definitely a ROYAL treat.This is my mother’s recipe and I just love it. She usually makes it with raw rice and rock candy(Karkandu).We tried a modified version of it with millet and palm sugar.It came out so well and it was just yummy.To know the benefits of barnyard millet/Kuthiraivalli please refer here.  Continue reading “Barnyard millet/Jhangora/Kuthiraivaali sweet pongal”