Manipuri tan or flat bread with finger millet or ragi.
A very healthy breakfast. Perfect dish to start your day.
Ragi or finger millet is a powerhouse of nutrition and act as a treatment for anaemia, diabetes, osteoporosis and brittle bones.
Ragi is packed with iron, protein, calcium etc. Fiber rich finger millet helps to lower cholesterol level and its an ideal food for weight loss.
Ragi is gluten free and suitable for gluten or lactose intolerant people. Not only that it also helps in relieving stress and anxiety.
Monday again and time for our 121st #Foodiemonday bloghop. My fellow blogger and a dear friend Pushpita who blog at https://pushpitaschakhum.wordpress.com is not participating due to health reason. God bless her with good health and happiness. Wishing her a very speedy recovery.
So this week we are sharing recipes from her wonderful blog. Do visit her blog for many amazing recipes. We introduced each other on a discussion over black rice. Remember Pushpita? After that you are always very helpful and becomes a dear sister to me 😍
Now look what Pushpita has written about ragi or finger millet.
“In the Northeast, farmers or traditional millet growers weren’t aware of the commercial value of millets that were cuitivated or that grow in wild. The reason being most of the communities growing millets for cattle fodder, or for brewing local wines considering it as a minor crop. Few communities do eat millets either mixed with rice so that an entire family has enough to eat, or perhaps knowing about its nutrition value.”
Coming to the recipe. Garlic chives are used in this flat bread. But I don’t have garlic chives so I made it without it. If you have you can add. I have used green chilli and cilantro or coriander leaves in it and served with homemade ginger pickle.
Finger millet or ragi flour – 1 & 1/2 cup
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped
Green chilli – 1 – 2, finely chopped
Hot water – 1 & 1/2 cup or as require
Oil for shallow frying
1.In a large mixing bowl add the ragi flour, rice flour and salt.
2.Pour in the hot water and mix propely with a spoon.
If you want a pliable dough to roll out with rolling pin add 1 cup water first. Add little more if require.
Add the chopped green chilli and cilantro and fold in gently. Set aside to let cool.
3. Grease both palms with some oil and mix the flour to a smooth dough.
4.Divide the dough into equal size portions. Roll them between both palms to round shapes and keep aside.
5.Sprinkle some ragi flour on a flat platform or rolling board and shape each dough portion to a round shape evenly with your hand or rolling pin.
6.Heat a pan or tawa (preferably cast iron) and place the flattened dough with the floured side on top.
7.Flip the tan or flat bread after a minute. Drizzle few drops of oil by slightly lifting the tand cook the other side.
8.Drizzle little oil on the top side and flip and cook for a minute.
Serve hot with ginger pickle or any pickle or sauce.
For ginger pickle mix ginger julienne, chopped green chilli and black salt. Soak all these in sufficient lemon juice. Store in a clean and dry jar. Keep under sun light for 6 – 7 days. Your pickle is ready.
Start your day with this healthy breakfast.
1. You can use garlic powder or grated garlic or paste if you like garlicky taste.
2. Add chilli according to your taste.
3. You can add 1 teaspoon lemon juice in the dough if you like.
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