Millets and its benefits has been discussed extensively in my blog , while doing many recipes, so kindly check the recipes for more.Mixed millets adai has been a great rewarding experience in terms of taste and texture.
I also felt it was not so heavy on the tummy unlike the regular adai using rice, udad dal and mixed dals.
Another great advantage is the quck grnding of batter, it takes very little time to grind and the ease with which adai can be prepared in a more healthy way is indeed tempting me to use more millet in my kitchen.
So yet another healthy recipe for me. :-)
1/2 cup kuthiraivali millets ( barnyard millets )
1/2 cup saamai millets
1/2 cup Thinai millets
1/2 cup varagu millets
1/4 cup Moong dal
1/2 cup toor dal
1/2 cup chana dal
4 -5 red dry chillies
1 tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
Soak all the millets and dals together for 3 hours, after cleaning them well.
Grind to a thick coarse batter with red chillies, asafoetida powder, salt.
Remove batter, add curry leaves.Add little water to check consistency ante marking one trial adai. You should be able to make a thick round adai.
Heat a griddle, wipe well, drop a ladle of batter and quickly make a round shape.
Add oil around the edges to get a crispy finish.
When turned golden and crisp in edges, flip and cook on other side on a medium flame.
Serve hot with jaggery, chutneys or sambar.
Millet names...from Internet
Barnyard Millet (Hindi: Jhangora; Tamil: Kuthiravaali; Telugu: Odalu)
Finger Millet (Hindi: Mandua; Tamil: Kelvargu; Telugu: Ragulu; Kannada:Ragi; Malayalam: Koovarugu)
Foxtail Millet (Hindi: Kangni; Tamil: Tenai; Telugu: Korra; Kannada:Navane; Malayalam: Thinai
Kodo Millet (Hindi: Kodra; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu; Kannada: Harka)
Little Millet (Hindi: Kutki; Tamil: Samai; Telugu: Sama; Kannada: Same; Malayalam: Chama)
Pearl Millet (Hindi: Bajra, Tamil: Kambu, Telugu: Gantilu, Kannada: Sajje)
Proso Millet (Hindi: Barri; Tamil: Panivaragu; Telugu: Varigulu; Kannada:Baragu
Sorghum (Hindi: Jowar; Tamil: Cholam; Telugu: Jonna; Kannada: Jola; Malayalam: Cholum)