Mizoram Koat Pitha – A Healthy Variation

Learn how to make Mizoram Koat Pitha the healthy way in a Kuzhi Paniyaram Kal instead of frying it.

Here is a healthy variation to the traditionally fried Koat Pitha. I have used the Kuzi Paniyaram kal to make this a guilt free desert to have.

This month, us bloggers from  Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge traveled to the beautiful north eastern state of Mizoram. A state nestled in the southern tip of north eastern India. This beautiful state has a pleasant climate through out the year and has an amazing array of flora and Fauna

Though most of the people are Christians by faith, the Mizos are very proud of their rich heritage, culture and lively traditions.

Poonam who blogs at Annapurna gave me Rice flour and oil as my secret ingredients to create a delicious dish from the Mizo Land.

Here is a healthy variation to the traditionally fried Koat Pitha. I have used the Kuzi Paniyaram kal to make this a guilt free desert to have.

Looked at many blogs to get an idea of the recipe for Koat Pitha and found that it is a simple desert and it is fried. As a family we have more or less reduced our fried food consumption and hence I came up with a plan of making a healthy variation of the traditionally fried Koat Pitha

I decided to use the kuzhi paniyaram kal to make this desert instead of frying it. Using this method greatly reduces the usage of oil and one can have Mizoram Koat Pitha without any guilt.

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Here is the link to making a traditional Kuzhi Paniyaram – a savoury snack that can be eaten as breakfast too !!!

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Mizoram Koat Pitha - A Healthy Variation
Here is a healthy variation to the traditionally fried Koat Pitha. I have used the Kuzi Paniyaram kal to make this a guilt free desert to have.
Course Desert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Desert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Here is a healthy variation to the traditionally fried Koat Pitha. I have used the Kuzi Paniyaram kal to make this a guilt free desert to have.
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the jaggery in the water and sieve it through cloth to remove any dissolved dirt
  2. Crush the bananas and add to the jaggery
  3. Add the flour and salt to this liquid mixture and mix well
  4. Wash the paniyaram vessel well with water and dry it with a cloth
  5. Place the vessel on medium flame on the stove and brush oil into each mold
  6. Once the mold is hot add the batter and cover it with a lid
  7. Once one side of the batter is cooked and has a golden colour, turn the white (wet) side facing down and cook without the lid. ( one can use a spoon to turn the sweet paniyaram over to cook on both sides)
  8. Once both sides are cooked and have a golden colour, remove them from the mold and serve them hot.

Palak Thalipeeth | Multigrain flour and spinach flat bread

Palak Thalipeeth, a multigrain flour flat bread from Maharashtra. Eat it with curd or sweet pickle and be sure to be amazed.

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

Tea With pakoras? or samosas, now is the time to try out a new snack in town. A traditional snack all the way from Maharashtra. Thalipeeth, is a flat bread made form various flours such a jowar, bajra, atta or rice flour.

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

This month, us bloggers from  Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge traveled to land of Bollywood and Chatrapati Shivaji, Maharashtra. I was paired with Sujata Roy from   “Batter Up with Sujata”. She gave me ginger and turmeric as my secret ingredients and with that i came up with Palak Thalipeeth.

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

Thalipeeth, a Maharashtrian flat bread is made from various flours such as jowar, bajra, rice and whole wheat flour. The different flours used in this recipe make it highly nutritious in calcium, phosporous, protein, minerals etc.

What goes to into making a Palak Thalipeeth

Multigrain flour is the main ingredient in making thalipeeth, so let see why  these flours and some other ingredients make this flat bead so nutritious:

Jowar flour: Made from jowar / sorghum, this flour is loaded with essential vitamins, anti-oxidants, zinc etc.

Bajra flour: This flour apart from being a great gluten free option, also is rich in proteins and fiber

Rice flour: an excellent substitute for gluten free recipes, it is also helpful in helping people who might not be able to digest wheat

Besan / Gram flour: Gram flour / chick peas flour is also a source of protein and vitamins

Palak / Spinach: Palak is known to contain vitamins and iron.

Masalas:  well Indian spices / masalas just bring life to all the recipes 😀

How to make Palak Thalipeeth

Once all the ingredients are collected as per the recipe. A firm dough is made and set aside in a bowl to rest for atleast 30 minutes. After that the magic begins!!!

  • Take two sheets of butter paper / parchment papaer (A4 size )

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

  • Take a ball of the dough (cricket ball size) and place it on the oiled parchment paper

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

  • Cover with the other sheet and slowly use your fingers to spread it out

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

  • Remove the top sheet, gently turn over the flat bread directly on the oiled tawa or on your hand before placing it on the hot tawa.

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

  • Cook on both sides with a little oil.

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I had a great time making this recipe..i hope you like it to.

 


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Palak Thalipeeth | Multigrain flour and spinach flat bread

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes

Servings
people


Ingredients

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes

Servings
people


Ingredients

Step by step description on making a healthy multigrain flour palak thalipeeth (flat bread). This homemade flat bread also has the goodness of spinach


Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, bring together all dry and wet ingredients

  2. Slowly add water to the bowl and bring all the ingredients to form a firm dough

  3. Cover the bowl with firm dough with a plate / cloth and set aside for 20 minutes

  4. Take 2 sheets of parchment paper, oil them and set aside

  5. After 20 minutes, form balls of the dough (cricket ball size)

  6. Place the ball on the oiled sheet and softly press it

  7. Place the other sheet on top of the dough and press the dough slowy to flatten it

  8. Flatten it till it is 2.5 - 3 times bigger than what the dough started out initially

  9. Remove the top sheet and transfer the thalipeeth on the tawa (either directly on the tawa or transfer to hand first and then transfer to the hot tawa)

  10. Make 4 - 5 holes while the thalipeeth is on the tawa

  11. Add oil to the holes ( this helps in evenly cooking the thalippeth)

  12. Cook on both sides on medium flame to get even colouring.

  13. Repeat the process till all the dough becomes a thalipeeth 🙂

  14. Serve hot with some pickle, curd and here we also some chickpea salad

Healthy Instant Ragi and Oats Dosa

This delicious Oats and Finger Millet Dosa is both easy to make and so healthy to eat!

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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but every now and then, I wish for a recipe which is healthy, made easily and is not time consuming. This dosa was made by adding things already available in my pantry and voila we had a healthy instant Ragi Oats dosa recipe.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but every now and then, i wish for a recipe which is healthy, made easily and is not time consuming. This dosa was made by adding things already available in my pantry and voila we had a healthy instant ragi oats dosa recipe

My family (which is quite small and includes hubby and daughter), love having a heavy breakfast. Most days we have bread and omelette or some kind of dosa. Dosa in any form is a big hit in our house. Masala dosa, plain dosa, adai, vegetable dosas. As you can see, we are big freaks when it comes to dosa.

Recently we went to my cousin’s place for the weekend; by the time we came back home it was too late in the night and I could not really decide on what I would make for breakfast.

Morning came and I just opened my pantry and fridge and decided to make something instant but homemade but healthy…well that’s quite a challenge when you don’t have time on hand and you have a cranky 4 year old who wants to eat cheese right at that moment !

Anyway, long story short, this dosa was literally made using items in my pantry on a Monday morning and in a hurry. So it is easy and it is simple to make – A healthy Instant Ragi and Oats Dosa.

Why Healthy Instant Ragi Oats Dosa ?

Having been in Karnataka for more than 12 years, Ragi is a staple in our food. Ragi or Ragi flour is very good for our health – it helps control diabetes, helps with weight loss. It is also loaded with calcium, but more than anything , it makes up for a very versatile ingredient.

Oats on the other hand just like ragi flour is gluten free and  loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Bringing these two together in one recipe is an ideal way to get loads of goodness in our diet

This Healthy Instant Ragi and Oats Dosa can be paired with any spicy chutney or podi of your choice.

Don’t miss my other healthy breakfast recipe: Home Made Whole Wheat & Oats Burger Buns 

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Healthy Instant Ragi and Oats Dosa
Healthy Instant Ragi and Oats dosa
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and keep aside
  2. In a food processor / mixie, grind green chillies, ginger and jeera to fine paste
  3. Add the curd and green chilly mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a thick batter.
  4. Add a little water to the thick batter to get dosa pouring consistency and leave it for 10 minutes.
  5. Make dosas with this batter on a hot tawa and serve with chutneys or molagai podi (gun powdwer)
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