Bajre ka Munn/Millet cookies
Hi friends! Another Safe snacking winter treat. In these cold winter months, we often find ourselves reaching for the blanket in bed or a recliner chair near a room heater with unsuitable snacks. Avoid piling on the winter kilos with my very delicious and nutritious treat substitute.Bajre ka Munn / Millet cookies, are a Winter bonanzas!
Preparation & Cooking Time : 10 -15 minutes
Cuisine: Indian, Punjab
Course: Snack, healthy snack
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Punjab
- 3 cups Bajra / Millet Flour
- 200 gms Jaggery
- 3 tbsps Til/ Sesame seed
- 1/2 cup powdered almonds
- 1 cup water
Add 1 cup of water to jaggery and heat until the jaggery melts. Keep aside for cooling.
In a pan on medium flame dry roast the Til/ Sesame seed till slightly pink, switch off the stove. Keep aside for cooling.
Combine the Bajra /millet flour, almond powder and Til / Sesame seed in a mixing bowl. Add the melted jaggery to it and make a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 6-7 equal sized balls.
Now flatten each dough ball on a dusted rolling board or plastic sheet to form a small and thick circle with your palm or rolling pin. With a fork pierce the surface of the Munn / cookie.
Place it on a heated tava / griddle and cook on a low flame covered with a lid for a minute.
Carefully flip the cookie, cover and cook on the other side for a minute. Flip again third time cover and cook for a minute or so till golden and flip again a fourth time cover and cook for a minute. Remove from the tava / griddle and cool on a wire rack.
Cool and serve as a snack.
Health Benefits of Millet:
Millet is more than just an interesting alternative to the more common grains. Our food ranking system qualified it as a good source of some very important nutrients, including copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Although oats have been widely publicized for their heart-protective properties, millet is a grain that should also be included on your list of heart-healthy choices because of its status as a good source of magnesium. Magnesium has also been shown to lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, especially in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease.
Development and Repair of Body Tissue
The phosphorus provided by millet plays a role in the structure of every cell in the body. In addition to its role in forming the mineral matrix of bone, phosphorus is an essential component of numerous other life-critical compounds including adenosine triphosphate or ATP, the molecule that is the energy currency of the body. Phosphorus is an important component of nucleic acids, the building blocks of the genetic code. In addition, the metabolism of lipids (fats) relies on phosphorus, and phosphorus is an essential component of lipid-containing structures such as cell membranes and nervous system structures.
Millet and Other Whole Grains Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Millet and other whole grains are a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion.
Helps Prevent Gallstones
Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as millet, can help women avoid gallstones, shows a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Fiber from Whole Grains and Fruit Protective against Breast Cancer
When researchers looked at how much fiber 35,972 participants in the UK Women’s Cohort Study ate, they found a diet rich in fiber from whole grains, such as millet, and fruit offered significant protection against breast cancer for pre-menopausal women. (Cade JE, Burley VJ, et al., International Journal of Epidemiology).
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