There is no limit to variation in idlis!! A hot favourite across the country, try this aromatic porus soft Bajra idlis!
To begin with here is a healthy, super soft pearl millet idli without using rice and semolina.
Health benefits of bajra for kids and adults:
Pearl millet has a high protein content, the highest amongst any grain! It contains iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, folic acid and fiber.
The presence of all these nutrients makes it –
•Good for diabetic patients
Bajra has the ability to increase insulin sensitivity, so it is good for diabetics to keep their diabetes in check.
It is also good for people who do not have diabetes as it helps to lower the risk .
•Reduces bad cholesterol
This helps to reduce the bad cholesterol and keeps you healthy.
•Good for weight loss
For weight watchers out there, pearl millet won’t put a spoke in your weight loss dream. It takes keeps you feeling full for longer, as the starch takes longer time to break down.
The result is that you won’t give into any unhealthy cravings.
People says it’s a winter grain . No , the fact is bajra do wonder in a Summer , so you add this grain to your diet as it helps to bring down the body heat.
•Good for the stomach
Bajra helps to heal stomach ulcers.
Apart from that it is also very good for digestion. It is easy to digest and the fibre present in pearl millet helps to prevent constipation. Thus it ensures that your digestive system functions well.
This grain is excellent for lactating mothers as it helps to improve lactation.
•Good for heart problems
The magnesium and potassium present in pearl millet helps to regulate blood pressure.
Apart from that bajra contains lignin which lowers the chance of getting a cardiac arrest. So keep your heart happy with some bajra.
•Helps in growth
Bajra contains calcium and it goes without saying how important this is for the bones.It also contains amino acids that are required for making protein. This makes it an excellent food for growing kids.
•Reduce cancer risk
Studies show that pearl millet helps to protect the body from cancer. It seems to be beneficial for pre-menopausal women as it can protect them from breast cancer.
•Gives instant energy
We are a generation who don’t have time, especially to eat a proper and healthy meal. The result of skipped meals is low energy levels. Pearl millet will be able to help you here as it can help you recharge your body.
To prepared this idli using bajra ke atta. We can mix bajra ke atta with curd . It came out very well and I am completely satisfied with the results.
Do try this healthy bajra idli at home and share your feedback with me.
• 1/2 cup Pearl millet ( bajra) flour
• 1/3 cup Curd
• 1 Carrot ( grated )
• 1/2 cup Capsicum ( fine chopped )
• A pinch of eno fruit salt
• Water if required
1. Take pearl millet flour and curd together in a bowl .
2. Mix the batter together well and adding enough water if required.
3. Let it ferment for 10 to 15 minutes . Add your choice of fresh vegetables in the batter. Add eno fruit salt just before cooking.
4. Grease the idli tray , pour the batter and steam it 15 – 20 mins .
5. Idli is ready to serve with your choice of chutnies.