Millet, an ancient grain, has its history going back to more than 7000 years. It is a gluten free grain with a high protein content. Millet is rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and essential amino acids. It boasts the highest calcium content of all cereal grains. It is rich with antioxidants and help protect our body from harmful oxidative stress.
Millets are the ideal grain for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes condition as a millet based breakfast helps in lowering blood sugar levels after the meal.
Millet improves digestive health as it is rich in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. The insoluble fiber supports good bacteria in the digestive system which helps in managing constipation and good gut health.
Being a good source of amino acids, millet helps in decreasing cholesterol by reducing excess fat in the liver.
For the amazing nutritional benefits that come with millet, it is an amazing grain that helps build up stamina, keeps us strong and builds immunity to fight various infections.
Each of our curated products will have an instruction to use given in the package. We have more interesting recipes here which you can try and relish !
1. RealVedic Multigrain Health Mix Patties:
2-3 tablespoon RealVedic Multigrain Health Mix
150 ml water at room temperature
1 medium sized potato – cooked and roughly mushed
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 tsp coriander leaves
Salt as per taste
1 green chili
Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of RealVedic Multigrain Health Mix in 150ml of room temperature water, cook the mix on medium heat stirring continuously till it thickens with nice aroma. Empty into a bowl and let it cool. Add all other ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
Heat a pan at medium heat. Coat with some oil around the pan. While the pan is heating, take 2 tsp of the mixture and shape it into balls. Flatten the balls between your palms. Place the balls on the hot pan and let them cook till they have a beautiful golden color on both the sides.
Enjoy the patties with coriander chutney or curd raita.
2. Realvedic Multigrain Health Mix Cheelas:
1 cup Realvedic Multigrain Health Mix
1½ cup water
½ cup finely chopped onions.
½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
¼ cup finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt as per taste.
Mix Realvedic Multigrain Health Mix with water to create a flowing batter. Keep aside for ½ hour.
Add the rest of the ingredients to this batter. Warm up cast iron tawa at medium heat. Take ¼ cup batter and spread into a thin dosa on the hot tawa. Let it cook for a minute, flip and let cook for another minute.
Serve with delicious coconut or coriander chutney.
3. Vegetable Stew with Realvedic Desi Chai Masala: Get creative with it!
1 tablespoon oil
1 tsp jeera
1 cup carrots, cut length wise (1 ½ inch long)
1 cup cauliflower florets
½ cup peas
½ cup corn
1 onion – cut finely chopped lengthwise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup coconut milk (Or approx. 200 ml of store brought coconut milk)
Salt as per taste
Masala to blend:
½ tspRealvedic Desi Chai Masala
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies(Add 1 more if you want it spicier)
Heat oil in a deep bottom pan or kadai at medium heat. When oil is hot, add jeera seeds and let it sizzle. Add onions and let it saute, add the remaining chopped veggies and salt and allow it to cook till it turns soft.
In the meantime, blend together Realvedic Desi chai masala with finely chopped coriander leaves and green chillies with water to make a fine paste
Add this masala to the veggies, add some water and allow it to cook till the veggies are tender to the fingers.
Reduce heat to low simmer and add the cup of coconut milk. Cook till you see bubbles coming up on top. Do not overdo this step as the milk may curdle if you let it simmer for long.
Serve hot with nutritious RealVedic Multigrain atta rotis !
4. Realvedic Multigrain atta khakhra
2 cups Realvedic Multigrain atta
2 tsp kasturi methi
½ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
½ tsp haldi
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add oil and mix it well with the atta and spice mix. Slowly add water to the mix and knead it well. The dough should be stiff (unlike the dough that is made for roti which is soft and pliable). Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal size portions.Dust some flour on a board and roll out the balls into very thin circles. Dust the khakhras with some flour as needed to prevent it from sticking to the board.
Heat a heavy bottom iron tawa at medium heat. Gently put the rolled out khakhra on to the tawa. When you see air pockets forming on the surface of the khakhra, flip it to the other side. Put some oil around the khakra and using a wooden flat spatula, press and turn the khakhra in a circular motion on the tawa without allowing any air pockets to develop. Then turn the Khakhra and repeat the press and turn motion of the khakhra. Continue doing this till the Khakhra is completely crisp.
Take it off the gas and place on a flat place. Repeat the same with the rest of the rolled out khakhras. Once the khakhras are cooled completely, store them in an airtight container. These stay fresh outside for about 2 weeks. Shelf life can be increased by refrigeration.
Enjoy crispy homemade khakhras with Realvedic Desi chai masala tea. It can also be enjoyed with coriander/mint chutney.