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Millets Modak recipe / Millets Poorna Kozhukattai recipe / Millets Kozhukatti maavu recipe

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Wishing everyone a Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi

Usually all of us prepare modak or kozhukattai using rice flour, but this time thought of preparing with millets. Tried out with ragi/finger millet and kambu / pearl millet flour, it came out well, and prepared a very easy poornam with coconut and sugar. Everyone in my home liked it including my kids. So, shared the making of Millets modak dough with both Ragi or Finger millet (ragi modak dough / finger millet modak dough) and Kambu or Pearl millet (Kambu kozhukattai maavu recipe / Bajra modak dough) which will be useful for beginners, do check out the video below…

Making of Millets Modak Recipe / Millets Poorna Kozhukattai Recipe –

Millets Modak is very easy and simple to prepare, also it takes just few mins but the healthiest ones. When the whole running behind millets to stay fit and healthy, why not our Ganesha? Let us make something different but healthy and celebrate the festival.

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Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Kambu / Bajra / Pearl Millet Flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Ragi / Finger Millet flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Sugar or Crushed Jaggery – ¾ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Making of Millets Modak / Millets Kozhukattai –

 

Preparation:

  • Dough preparation: Take the flour separately in separate bowl, add ½ tsp of salt. Boil 2 cups of water, it should form bubble (right consistency else the kozhukattai will break into pieces). Pour the water little by little to the flour, mix it with a spoon or wodden ladle, when its warm knead softly with your hands, roll it to dough and let it sit for 2 mins.
  • Meanwhile let us start preparing the stuff, mix grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder.
  • If you don’t have mould, no issues you flatten the dough in between your plams, place the stuffing in the centre and roll it to ball or shape it to modak.
  • When you have mould, grease the mould with oil, close it, insert a small portion of dough, gently make a whole in the centre of the dough and stuff the filling to the modak and cover it. (Refer video for this stage).
  • Steam the modak for 5 mins in steamer, remove it from fire.

Serve warm.

 

Kambu Dosai Maavu recipe / Pearl Millet Batter recipe / Bajra Idly Dosa Batter

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Kambu is known as Pearl Millet in English and Bajra in Hindi. Kambu is one among the traditional diet from our ancestors. Actually, kambu is commonly used consumed during summers as they are a good source of natural coolant to the body, so most of the houses would have kambu porridge for their lunch in south India. Kambu Koozh or Pearl Millet Porridge is one among the most important dish found in all tamil houses during summer. Also you can make Kambu Laddu or Pearl Millet Ladoo which would be liked by kids. But you can also consume kambu koozh or rice during winter or rainy days with dry fish curry or tangy brinjal curry as side dish.

It’s Friday and I am taking to Fiesta Friday #156 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Kambu / Pearl Millet / Bajra IDly Dosa Batter

Health Benefits of Kambu / Pearl Millet / Bajra – Kambu is been a good source of coolant to the body. Also, they are good for treating constipation, acidity. Having kambu for breakfast, prevent blood sugar spikes and keep us full until the lunch and so very good for Diabetes people and helps in weight loss.

This Kambu Idly Dosa batter is perfect for a diabetes person, as there is no rice or rice flour in it. But it needs to be fermented overnight. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Kambu / Pearl Millet / Bajra flour – 3 cups
  • White Lentils / Ulundu / Urad dal – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

Making of Kambu / Pearl Millet / Bajra Idly Dosa Batter –

Preparation:

  • Soak white lentils/ulundu/urad dal in water for 4 to 5 hrs, drain the water and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Take kambu /pearl millet flour in a wide mouth bowl, pour the ground white lentil, add salt to taste.
  • Pour water little by little, start mixing the batter well with your hands, so that the batter gets mixed well, make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Cover and let it ferment overnight.
  • After fermented, transfer it to an air-tight container.
  • Refrigerate as it stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.

Note: While preparing Idly or Dosa, take a small portion of the batter, add water and adjust to the consistency of the batter and start preparing it. This helps the rest of the batter to stay fresh for a week time.

Karthigai Deepam Edible Lamps with Millets (Kozhukattai / Dumplings)

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Usually we prepare kozhukattai/dumplings with rice flour and sugar or jaggery for karthigai Deepam. As all of us eagerly looking for healthier food, I prepared 3 varieties of kozhukattai / dumplings one with Rice flour, other with Ragi/Finger Millet flour and the last one with Kambu/Pearl Millet flour. Moreover I have shaped them as Deepam / Diya and also lit the lamp with ghee/clarified butter and a cotton wig.

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Taking this to Fiesta Friday#150 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

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Edible Millet Lamps – Karthigai Deepam Special

For sweetness I have infused sugar with rice flour, organic brown sugar in Ragi/Finger millet flour and powdered jaggery with kambu/pearl millet flour. Let me share the recipe…

Rice Flour Lamp

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Rice Flour Lamp – Karthigai Deepam Special

Ingredients:

 

  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

Ragi / Finger Millet Lamp

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Ragi / Finger Millet Edible Lamp – Karthigai Deepam special

Ingredients:

 

  • Ragi / Finger Millet flour – 1 cup
  • Organic brown sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take ragi flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the organic brown sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

Kambu / Pearl Millet Lamp

Karthigai Deepam Edible Lamps (Kozhukattai / Dumplings) Usually we prepare kozhukattai/dumplings with rice flour and sugar or jaggery for karthigai Deepam. As all of us eagerly looking for healthier food, I prepared 3 varieties of kozhukattai / dumplings one with Rice flour, other with Ragi/Finger Millet flour and the last one with Kambu/Pearl Millet flour. Moreover I have shaped them as Deepam / Diya and also lit the lamp with ghee/clarified butter and a cotton wig. For sweetness I have infused sugar with rice flour, organic brown sugar in Ragi/Finger millet flour and powdered jaggery with kambu/pearl millet flour. Let me share the recipe… Rice Flour Lamp Ingredients: • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup • Sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Ragi / Finger Millet Lamp Ingredients: • Ragi / Finger Millet flour – 1 cup • Organic brown sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take ragi flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the organic brown sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Kambu / Pearl Millet Lamp Ingredients: • Kambu / Pearl Millet flour – 1 cup • Powdered jaggery sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take kambu/pearl millet flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the powdered jaggery and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Pearl millet recipe, pearl millet lamp, pearl millet vilakku, karthigai deepam special, karthigai deepam recipe, kozhukattai vilakku, kambu kozhukattai, kambu kolukattai, kambu kolukattai vilakku, kambu kolukattai recipe,Pearl Millet flour lamp, images of kambu flour lamp, kambu flour lamp recipe, karthigai deepam recipe, karthigai deepam special, edible lamp, edible lamp recipe, tamil recipe, tamil recipes, tamil festival recipe, kambu vilakku, millet vilakkku recipe, kozhukattai vilakku, kozhukattai recipe, kozhukattai vilakku recipe

Kambu / Pearl Millet Edible Lamp – Karthigai Deepam special

Ingredients:

 

  • Kambu / Pearl Millet flour – 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take kambu/pearl millet flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the powdered jaggery and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

I prepare this for the second day of our Karthigai Deepam – 2016 and CLICK HERE to check out my first day karthigai Deepam – 2016 celebrations.