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Foxtail millet balls/Thinai maavu laddu

Well it all started here. I was melting the butter for ghee.  I have the residue or the sediment left after transferring the ghee.  I threw in some foxtail millet flour, Lotus seeds and almonds powder, powdered sugar and pounded cardamom. roast in a medium flame till the flour gives out a nice aroma.  This will take roughly about 15-20 mts.  Transfer the ingredients to another bowl to cool down. You may either sprinkle warm water or milk to roll out balls. 
Foxtail millet flour- 1/2 cup Lotus seeds-1/4 cup Almonds-1/4 cup Powdered sugar or castor sugar-1/2 cup cardamom- 2
Sprinkling with milk will reduce the shelf life. Store it in a air tight container and use it within a week if it lasts..

Finger Millet Biscuits/Ragi Biscuits

Millet is the mantra for healthier choice of food.
This finger millet biscuits are quite addictive and flavorful and most of all kid approved.  I have adapted this recipe from here.




Ingredients:

Finger millet flour- 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
Light Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence- 1/4 tsp
Butter-1/2 cup -use cold butter
Low fat milk- 2 tbsp to bind

Roast the millet flour till you get the nice aroma. Mix all the ingredients to form a dough. Refrigerate it for 30 mts. Dust the surface with flour, roll out in roti discs and cut in desired shapes and bake it in preheated oven at 350 F for 15 mts.