As you all know now a days millets are very popular among Indians and also abroad and they substitute millets in place of rice as millets are considered more nutritive. I was so unhappy that I don't get the Indian varieties of millets here at US but some friends shared with me that we get millets in amazon and while browsing I found and ordered the only Indian millet available here and also found millet flour . I was so excited to make some new dishes, It is always a happy moment when we get a ingredient we want experiment in our kitchen ain't it. I made use of this millet flour making dhokla. You can make thinai maavu/ foxtail millet flour just like you make rice flour , wash the thinai and drain all the water. spread them in a cloth to dry. After they dry put it in a mixer and grind them in batches if you are making lot as the mixer will heat up if you do it in one go.
I always love gujarati farsans and mainly dhoklas , I make rava dhoklas , corn rava dhokla and even besan dhokla .. This time I just substituted 1/2 cup of millet with besan and it tasted super yummy. Making it little healthy made it enjoyable and I loved it a lot. When I was a kid whenever we had giman ( which feast at marriage functions ) I used to love khaman dhoklas served for starters in our marriage functions. I loved to have these soft, spongy delights a lot . Dhoklas can be served for breakfast, Tiffin , as a starter or any time you wud like to enjoy them .. For this weeks BM theme I chose dhoklas and here is my day 1 healthy dhokla. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43