Little Millets Adai ( samai )





Millets are making more way in my kitchen of late and so slowly Iam switching to various millets and trying out recipes simply replacing rice. It is not so difficult, very time saving al most all  millets require very little soaking time  if planning to use them in dosa or idli prepation.

Here I used little millets also called Samai in Tamil to prepare quick adais. Usually Adai is prepared by soaking rice and lentils and ground to a coarse batter. Protein rich, heavy and very filling, it makes a great lunch or breakfast idea.

Just as I expected the adai turned out very well , though I made the adais thinner as we like them that way, so my adai in the pic looks more like a dosa!





Ingredients



1 cup little mmillets ( samai )
1/2 cup chana dal ( Bengal gram )
1/4 cup moong dal
2 tbsp rice flour to be used only if necessary
1/2 tsp black pepper corns.
salt to taste
3-4 red dry chilies
Pinch of asafoetida power
curry leaves.
Sesame oil to prepare Adai.


Method


Wash and Soak all dals together for 3-4 hours.Drain water well and grind to a coarse batter with red chillies, salt and  Asafoetida powder .
The batter should look like idli batter.
Remove batter and keep aside.

Heat  a dosa griddle, grease and wipe well. Drop a ladle of batter, spread into circles like dosa, but little thicker and finally finish off the edges by making it  thin .
Add drops of sesame oil around the edges while the adai cooking to get a crispy end.

Flip and cook on other side. Keep the flame on medium heat.


Millets are totally nutrion packed and a power house of great many minerals and vitamins.
Gluten free and highly nutritious, millets are ideal for all age groups including children.
Millets provide immense ebenergy to athletes, ideal for those with celiac problems, and with sensitive body.

They a re a complete protein source, 15 % protein, high amounts of iron, magnesium, copper,essential amino acids, B comples vitamins, including niacin, folacin, thiamin,riboflavin.
Millets are rich in  phytic acid, believed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.

Millets are also believed to lower diabetes, blood sugar control, reducing cancer risks.
If you feel the adai is little soft, the andd the 2 tbs of rice flour to make adjustments to batter .


Serve hot with sambar, chutneys, molga podi  and jaggery.



Tips

Add finely chopped onions,grated ginger to batter  for a masala adai .


Nutritional benefits of Little millets


Millets are totally nutrition packed and a power house of great many minerals and vitamins.
Gluten free and highly nutritious, millets are ideal for all age groups including children.
Millets provide immense energy to athletes, ideal for those with celiac problems, and with sensitive body.

They are  a complete protein source, 15 % protein, high amounts of iron, magnesium, copper,essential amino acids, B comples vitamins, including niacin, folacin, thiamin,riboflavin.
Millets are rich in  phytic acid, believed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.

Millets are also believed to lower diabetes, blood sugar control, reducing cancer risks.