One day, I was bored of eating the same old onion/aaloo parathas and decided to try something new. I had some foxtail millet rice in the house and thought – why not make a stuffed paratha with Foxtail millet in it (in the lines of Sattu paratha or Daal paratha).
To my delight, the parathas came out very well and were super tasty Kids will love this – and you can add millets to their diet without any resistance using this Foxtail Millet Parathas recipes.
To cook Foxtail Millet Rice
- Start heating 1 cup of foxtail millet rice in an covered vessel with 5 cups the water (or in a pressure cooker with 3 times the water).
- Once the foxtail millet is soft and cooked, open the vessel and let the remaining water evaporate. You might need to experiment a few times to get the water quantity exactly correct, such that the millet grains are soft but separate.
To mix the dough (Atta)
- Add 3 cups of flour and 1 cup of water in a mixing bowl.
- Add salt to taste
- Mix till all the water is absorbed and then sprinkle flour on top and knead with your hands.
- The dough should be very light and soft (and slightly sticky) otherwise, when stuffing the surface will break.
Foxtail is very rich in phosphorus and thiamin (Vitamin B1) in addition to all the general millet characteristics (gluten-free, low glycemic index, high fibre, etc).
Foxtail Millet is also called Navane (in Kannada), Thenai (in Tamil), Korralu (in Telugu) and Kakum (in Hindi)