This Ganesha chaturthi try something different, try millet. Do you know, millets are one of the oldest cereal eaten in the world and are a power packed super foods which are making their way back to our eating lifestyle! Amongst the different millets known, a group of five variety of millets are called as Siridhanya. They include Foxtail, Barnyard, Kodo, Little and Brown Top. These humble millets stand out in its nutrition profile and health promoting properties compared to any other grain in consumption. This festival welcome millets into your life trying these delicious Ganesha chaturthi recipes which are made with millets. If you are a regular millet consumer, give a high five and add these collection of recipes to your list to try. Let's celebrate this festival celebrating our long forgotten super food. Come let's make a difference. Let's celebrate life 🙂
Millet steamed modak / Modakam / Kozhukattai / Ukadiche modak / Sweet millet dumplings (siridhanya | siruthaniyam recipe)
Modak is a popular Indian dessert offered to Lord Ganesha during Ganesha festival. Modak is a sweet dumpling traditionally prepared with rice flour and coconut jaggery filling inside. I decided I'll make steamed version of these modaks using millet and voila they turned equally good as traditional ones! Try these Modaks for festival offerings and savor the goodness of millets. Click here to read more!
Kotte kadubu is a classic dish from the coastal regions of Karnataka in India. Try this millet version kotte kadubu to make a difference in your health and taste and add the touch of art in your meals by making kottes ( jack fruit leaves cup) all by yourself. Click here to read more!
Millet patholi / Patoli / Turmeric leaves sweet millet dumplings (siridhanya | siruthaniyam recipe)
Patholi is a steamed dumpling made with batter and sweet jaggery coconut filling inside. It is a classic popular konkani cuisine that is mostly prepared during festivals especially during Gauri Ganesha chaturthi. In this recipe, I've used millets in place of rice to make it a wholesome healthy sweet, that doesn't compromise on taste. Click here to read more!
Tawa fried millet nippattu / Thattai / Chekkalu / Crackers (siridhanya | siruthaniyam recipe)
Nippattu are crispy savory crackers made with flour and spices. They are a popular snack of South India and are savored on all occasions. They are traditionally made from rice flour and are deep fried. But wait, how about a healthy version of same with no compromise on taste? Yes it’s possible and I’ll tell you how they are done! I tried making these crackers with millet and they turned out just as good as rice crackers. Click here to read more!
Laddus are the popular sweet Indian snacks that are traditionally savored on all occasions. They are typically made with flours of grains or seeds or nuts or with wholesome nuts and and seeds with sweetener of choice and fats (ghee/ butter / oil). In this recipe I’m gonna show you how to make delicious millet laddus with nuts and seeds that are fiber rich and healthy. Click here to read more!
Payasam is a quintessential traditional Indian dessert prepared in every household. Basically it’s a pudding made with milk and sweetener of choice. Kheer, payesh, payasa are the many regional varieties of same dessert. Flavored with nuts, cardamom and spices, payasam is an indulgence in itself. Here I’m sharing with you a decadent kheer recipe that is prepared with millet and coconut milk that is sinfully delicious and flavorful. Click here to read more!
Chakli is a savory Indian snack that is popular and enjoyed almost on any occasions. Traditionally it is made from the flours of rice and different lentils. Typically they are a deep fried snack, you can also choose to bake them. I made these chaklis with millet flour and they turned out very tasty. Add a twist to your regular chakli making, by replacing rice flour to millet flour and relish the goodness of millets. Try these millet chaklis and you will thank me later Click here to read more!