Thursday, July 23, 2009

Finger Millet(Ragi), Black Chick Pea, Green Bean Dosai/Savoury Pancake



Know what you Eat -Finger millet(Ragi) is a very nutritious food with a complex carbohydrate profile and low glycemic index. It is especially valuable as it contains the amino acid methionine which is lacking on staples like polished rice or maize meal. Pearl millet is different from ragi, being light yellow in color. It is also good in nutrients but ragi is much superior than pearl millet. Green Mung bean, Black chick pea(Garbanzos) both very good source of protein. In addition to providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, garbanzos can increase your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores. Garbanzos are rich in iron and low in calories and virtually fat-free. Green bean is also a rich source fiber which enables one to lower the high cholesterol level in body system. The high fiber in green bean yields complex carbohydrate which improves digestion. Complex carb helps to stabilize blood sugar in our body by preventing rapid rise after meal. It keeps our energy at an even level. Frequent consumption of green bean is beneficial to diabetes and also for high cholesterol. Chia is very good source of omega-3.


From the time Our Doctor suggested to use these three combination of grain and beans Ragi, Black Chick Pea and Green Mung Bean extensively as they give a combination of complex carbohydrate and protein. I started preparing different dishes using these three flours and this is one of them.


Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time - 20 mins
Serves - 3 to 4


Ingredients


Ragi(Finger Millet) Flour - 1 cup
Black Chick Pea Flour - 1/2 cup
Green Mung Bean Flour - 1/2 cup
Powdered Chia - 2 tbsp
Chopped Onion - 1/2 cup
Shredded Cabbage + Carrot - 1/4 cup
Green chilli and ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Chopped cilantro - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Water
Oil - 5 tsp


Method


1) Combine all three flours, add chopped onion, shredded cabbage, carrot, cilantro, chilli and ginger paste.
2) Now add the salt and powdered chia and add enough water to make a pancake like batter.
3) Heat a iron griddle, take a ladle full of the batter and spread into circular motion to make a perfect circle.
4) Add 1/2 tsp spoon of oil around the batter and once cooked thoroughly, flip and cook the other side adding little bit of oil.
5) Remove and serve with dip or chutney of your choice.


Event Participation


1) This goes to Dosa Corner event hosted by Padma.


2) This dish goes to MLLA-13th helping guest hosted by Sunshinemom, event started by Susan.


3) This heart healthy and budget friendly dish goes to Heart of the matter-budget friendly foods hosted by Michelle.

33 comments:

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy pancake recipe with raagi.
nice presentation!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow... nutritious, healthy and filling breakfast.....

Suparna said...

hi S&M,
It a great health packed dosa :) not only that I love the addition of veggies to the already power packed flour mixture :)
Jio!
Good one!!
Happy weekend!!
TC

Sharmila said...

I have never quite liked ragi inspite of knowing it is healthy. But this tempts me to try it as am fond of anything savory. :-)

Uma said...

Wow, those are healthy dosas! looks so tempting too :)

iRaw said...

I would love something like this - so full of wonderful and healthy ingredients. Yum!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I sometimes feel like eating this dosa,and I make and eat instantly,your version is nice too:)

Renu said...

A very healthy pancake!!! nice click

sangeeta said...

this is healthy n yummy...i''l try this combo of grains n i think i'll go for the whole grains rather than the flours...BTW do you get green bean flour at your place?
information about the grains is superb...this way you are more satisfied at your choice of food ..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Healthy and yummy! I have never cooked with Raagi - but looks good...

Parita said...

Wow thats really very healthy pancake, keep up gals :)

lata raja said...

Hi Muskhan and Sadhna,
I am trying it at the earliest instant.I'm posting one paruppu adai too for MLLA 13 event today.
Keep posting goodies girls.

Prathibha said...

what a healthy pancake...perfect n healthy

Varunavi said...

Healthy and yummy pancake:)

Parita said...

I have nominated you gals for Kreativ Blogger award, pls do check my blog :)

Ashwini said...

healthy pancake.. good for morning breakfast!!!

Pooja said...

A nutrition packed pancake indeed! Had read your multigrain porridge before and loved the way you have prepared the flours from scratch! Awesome!

Sunshinemom said...

Very nice recipe indeed - healthy and tasty! Thanks a lot, Sadhana:)

Pavithra said...

oh wow that wonderful healthy dish.. nice idea will try it out some time soon

Shri said...

Healthy and a nutritious dish!I never made anything with Ragi but this one looks good..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a combination yaar great very very healthy idea for breakfast nice click.

Ann said...

Very healthy menu Dear! Looks really good. I have lot of Ragi flour, will try this recipe this weekend.

Padma said...

Such a healthy pancake/dosas ... very innovative and also nice presentation ...thanks for sending it to my dosa event :)

Lisa said...

This sounds very good for you and mighty tasty too!

Kalyani said...

very new recipe to me ... nice presentation ........

Divya Vikram said...

Healthy dosai recipe. Great way to start a day!

jayasree said...

Wow.. healthy and filling breakfast. Liked the diff flours that u used in this.

Anshika said...

I haven't heard of Ragi before. But I will try to find it. Seems to be a nutritious recipe. Pancakes like these make a great breakfast.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments. Really appreciate it.
Sangeeta regarding your question yes we do get the whole green flour. We get whole green mung and kala channa but don't get ragi. I would like to get all fresh grains, soak, grind and make it nothing to beat the taste. But whole ragi is not available here.

Pavani said...

That is a very nutritious and delicious pancake recipe. Quick question: How do you make the flour of whole moong and kala chana? Just blend to a powder or soak, dry & then grind. would love to make these for my son (and for us too :-D) Thank you guys.

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Pavani said...

Thanks for the info on flours. Apna bazaar is where I shop too. May be we bumped into each other sometime?? Will look for the flours on my next visit. Or even better I'll get some ragi grain from India, since I'm going there for a very short trip next week.

akalya said...

Hi,

Can u please say does ragi or finger millet has any other names so i can find in american stores were i'm staying.here i can see everything named only Millet and i suspect its pearl millet or kambu.

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