Feeling hungry but confused? Want to try a new and healthy recipe this Fall? Try this light, crispy and Ayurvedic crepe and enjoy its healthy benefits
Feeling hungry but confused? You do not want to eat packed and processed food? Want to try a new and healthy recipe this Fall? You are on the right path here. Just like the name of this recipe, its benefits are also massive.
Mixed Millet Drumstick Leaves Dosa has multiple surprises as well. It is primarily cooked with a batter of pearl millet, foxtail millet, finger millet, magical drumstick leaves, and other spices. Felling excited to know more? Here you go!
Drumstick leaves come from a fast-growing tree called Moringa oleifera, belonging to the Moringaceae family. It is native to the Indian subcontinent. In Hindi, it is called Sahijan or Munaga, while in Tamil, it is known as Murungai. Drumstick plant, Moringa, and Horseradish tree are their common names. Various parts of this tree, including leaves, fruits, and oil, have numerous health benefits focusing on different body systems.
Now moving towards the other significant companions, i.e., the millets, are cultivated worldwide. These are tiny, rounded seeds resistant to drought and pests. All of these have got their personal scientific and common names. But in Hindi, pearl millet is called Bajra, foxtail millet as Kangni, and finger millet as Ragi. Now let us know more about this crispy powerpack.
Drumstick leaves are basically pungent (Katu) and bitter (Tikta) in taste. Ayurveda says that it is hot in potency (Ushna) and balance the Vata and Kapha in our body. Various Acharyas have described many miracles which Moringa leaves can do.
According to Charaka Samhita, Moringa helps in eliminating the worm infestation (Krimighna). Also, because of its wonderful properties, it purifies blood, allowing you to get rid of those irritating pimples and blackheads. This ultimately leads to good, healthy, and glowing skin.
These potent leaves are packed with a lot of Vitamin A, C, and E and are carry high amounts of calcium, potassium, amino acids, iron, and antioxidants. It also gives you a good amount of protein on consumption. All of this is going to make your bones strong, reduce anxiety and stress, build muscles, and boost up your immunity.
Now let’s have a look at what superpowers millets have for us! Millets are also greatly rich in protein and have antioxidants. Even if you or your child has a gluten allergy, then you need not worry! Millets are gluten-free and safe to consume.
On the one hand, Ragi is rich in calcium and iron, while the foxtail millet holds a good amount of magnesium. Potassium is the key player in the case of pearl millet. Surprisingly, all of the three millets complement each other in terms of their actions and benefits.
Collectively, these millets strengthen the bones and prevent fractures. Not only this, but they also help in healing the bone fracture (Bhagna sandhana). All are fiber-rich, which will aid your gut to easily digest these, eliminate the waste products, and give you relief from constipation during this Fall.
Do you want to know some surprising facts about this combination? Here they are!
It is an excellent source of iron, so it can be a good option for pregnant women. Also, it helps in boosting the production of breast milk. It works on the reproductive system, proving to be your great friend in dysmenorrhea and PCOS.
Just a minute, the surprises are not over yet! All of these constituents are going to collaborate and bring your blood sugar and cholesterol levels down. Yes, that is true! As we got to know, it is rich in antioxidants aiding to improve immunity, and on the other end, it detoxifies the body as well.
Now you got a tasty and healthy option to help you in the Fall cleanse!
It may indeed take some of your precious time, energy, and efforts to cook some healthy food, but it always holds more benefits and is totally worth it for your health. And that is what we crave, and Ayurveda focuses on- Health!
Get ready to have a look at its preparation and enjoy this delicious dosa.
Mixed Millet Drumstick Leaves Dosa
- Pearl millet (Bajra) – 30 gm
- Foxtail millet (kangni)(Italian millet/setaria) – 30 gm
- Barnyard millet (sanwa) – 30 gm
- Sorghum (jowar) – 30 gm
- Finger millet (ragi) – 30 gm
- Little millet (samai) – 30 gm
- Black gram – 60 gm
- Fenugreek seeds – 10 gm
- Salt – 5 gm
- Drumstick leaves – 30 gm
- Total quantity: 10-15 pancakes
Method of preparation
Wash and soak all ingredients for 8 to 10 hours except salt and drumstick leaves. Grind the ingredients and allow it to ferment for around 6 to 8 hours. Spread the batter on a hot pan and sprinkle drumstick leaves over it. Apply ghee, roast it and turn the dosa on the other side. Crispy delicious millet dosa is ready.