INGREDIENTS (240 ml cup used)
- Bajra – 1 cup
- Par boiled idli rice – ¼ cup
- Whole black lentils (urad dal) – ¼ cup
- Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – to taste
- Refined cooking oil – 2 tablespoon
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Pick, wash and soak bajra, rice and dal together overnight or for 8 hours.
- Transfer the soaked grains to a wet grinder and grind to a smooth batter. You can add water as required but avoid adding too much water as the batter may become runny.
- Add salt to taste and mix well.
- Allow this mixture to ferment for about 6 hours.
- Heat a non stick dosa tawa. Pour a ladle of batter in the centre and spread it in a circle using the back of the ladle.
- Drizzle few drops of oil around the dosa. Once the edges start curling upwards and leaving the edges of the tawa, flip it over.
- Fold into desired shape and serve warm with chutney or sambhar.
Bajra will keep your baby feeling fuller and energetic for longer. Being rich in vitamin B6, it helps in the production of serotonin that regulates sleep cycle. Bajra also contains insoluble fiber or roughage that aids in digestion and stool formation. Bajra also contains magnesium that is essential for development of bones, nerve and muscle functions. Ural dal is one of the richest sources of protein and vitamin B. It also contains iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Urad dal is a good source of dietary fiber and iron. Rice is a good source of carbohydrate and potassium.