The health benefits of Jowar flour, Tur dal, and Moong dal are many. Jowar is also known as white millet. It has a low-fat content and is a rich source of protein and carbohydrate. Also, Jowar flour is gluten free as well as cholesterol free which makes it an ideal food for diabetic patients and those with celiac disease or patients with gluten sensitivity.
Dals are commonly used all over the world. Tur dal which is also known as Pigeon pea is the most common type of dal. It is rich in folic acid. It is an excellent source of plant proteins and nutrients. Tur dal is also low in fat content and is a rich source of dietary fibre. In addition to this, it contains complex carbohydrates which have more nutritional value and are more beneficial than simple carbohydrates.
Moong dal is the healthiest among all dals. The tiny legumes are packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates. It has low Glycemic Index (GI) and hence a perfect choice for diabetic patients.
Recipes to Incorporate Jowar Flour, Tur Dal and Moong Dal in Daily Diet:
Make the tortilla from scratch. Use Jowar flour for preparing the tacos. Fill it up with spicy veggies or chicken and enjoy the healthy food.
Sift Jowar flour, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Then, add the butter cubes or oil and start rubbing the mixture using your fingers. Pour warm water in the crumbled mixture little by little at a time, and continue kneading. Make a soft dough.
Divide the dough into small balls, and using a rolling pin, roll the balls in circular shapes. Heat a pan and on medium flame, roast the tacos on both the sides. Place the rolling pin at the centre of each taco and bend the edges slightly to give the tacos shape. Fill with any spicy and juicy filling, hung curd and enjoy the healthy and tasty tacos.
Toothsome Tur Dal:
Serve Tur with Jowar flour Bhaakri, Wheat Roti or Rice.
Wash and soak the Tur for 30 mins in water. Place the soaked dal in a pressure cooker, add salt, water, and turmeric powder and cook for 15 mins or 2 whistles. In another pan, sauté ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, red chili powder, Hing powder and methi seeds for 3-4 mins. Add the sauteed mixture to the boiled dal, cook for 2 minutes and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Moong Dal Halwa:
No meal is complete without a sweet or a dessert. Moong Dal Halwa is a perfect recipe for those who wish to eat something very tasty and healthy.
Soak the moong dal in water for around 3 hours. Then, drain well and blend in a mixer so as to form a coarse paste. In a deep non-stick pan, add ghee and the moong dal paste. Cook the dal on a medium flame for approximately 25 minutes. Stir continuously. Add warm water, to the cooked dal further, cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Then, add sugar, mix it well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and garnish with chopped almonds.
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