Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Little Millet Lemon Rice/Same Chitranna

Millets are known as healthy grains these days because of their health benefits. They are rich in fiber, free of gluten and keeps you in good health. I have used little millet and prepared lemon rice.
Little millet is known as Same akki in Kannada language/Karnataka/India. 

I have used Little millet, lemon, coconut and green chilly.
Let us see some benefits of using "Lemon" in our diet.
Lemon is known for its healthy properites. It is a good blood purifier, contain antioxidants, and helps in good digestion. It helps in treating indigestion, constipation, throat infections, fever and obesity. It also helps in treating respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure. They do take care of our skin and helps in strengthening our bones, immune system and cleanse our stomach. Lemon juice is helpful in treating kidney stones and lowering body temperature. They have vitamins like vitamin C, Vitamin B6, vitamin A, Vitamin E and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein.
Let us see the recipe Now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this recipe.

Thing Needed :

To Cook :
Little Millet : 2 Cups
Water : 4 Cups
To Season :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Green chilly : 3 to 4
To Add :
Grated coconut : 1 Cup
Grated ginger : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Cashew Nuts : 6 to 8 (Optional)
Lemon : 1
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Clean wash and cook little millet in pressure cooker. Leave it for cooling.

2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it.
4. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Extract lemon and keep the juice aside.

5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add coconut oil, mustard seeds and urid dal.
6. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add slit green chilly and curry leaves.

7. Add cooled little millet and mix it slowly.
8. Add turmeric powder, ghee, lemon juice and mix it nicely. Let the flame be on low.

9. Add grated coconut and  fried cashew nuts. ( Fry it in a teaspoon of coconut oil).

10. Shift the ready Little millet lemon rice to a serving dish. Serve with a cup of curd.

Note :

Do not add more water. It might turn watery and the lemon rice does not taste good. Use the exact required water. ( The ratio is 1 : 2 - one cup millet and 2 cups of water).
Adding onions or garlic is optional. You can use more/less chilly. Use of any cooking oil is optional.
Adding fresh coconut is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

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