Thursday, September 15, 2016

Urd Dhall Millet Protein Mix / Ulundhu Samai Kanji

Ensuring that the Kid's daily needs of Protein met is always a biggest challenge for all moms. That too if the kids are allergic to lactose and milk based products, it is even more worrying. We have had a lot of excellent health mix being prepared by our grandparents and we have always relished them where there are no commercial health mix products. For this week's Organic Kitchen am going to share an excellent source of Protein keeping the lactose allergic children and those who are looking for vegan protein supplement to meet the daily protein needs. Made a small change to the mix by enhancing it with Millet which is yet another miraculous food. Yes, It is Urd Dhall Millet Protein Mix, made with Urd Dhall and Little Millet. Kids will love to drink this flavourful Organic drink and it would be a best kick starter of the day in busy mornings.

Urd Dhall 

This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse.For those who do not eat meat or fish, have black gram as it is rich in protein which is much required by the body.
Urad dal, also known as white lentil or black lentil that is mostly used in Southern part of Asia. Urad dal is used as a major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet. Urad dal has protein, fat, and carbohydrates which is required by the body.
Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse. It is extensively utilized in various culinary preparations such as dosa,papad and vada.

Scientifically - Vigna mungo
English - Black Gram
Hindi - Urad dhuli, Urad chilka, Urad sabut , Urad saboot,Kali dal 
Tamil - Ulundu Paruppu 
Telugu - Minappappu
Malayalam - Uzhunnu Parrippu 

It has lots of health benefits
- Excellent Energy Booster
- Rich source of Protein
- Anti inflammatory
- Improves Digestion
- Loaded with magnesium and folate that prevent damage to the arterial walls. In addition, magnesium boosts cardiovascular health through enhancing blood circulation
- Anti Ageing Properties

Little Millet / Samai 

Scientifically - Panicum sumatrense 

Hindi - Moraiyo, Kutki, Shavan
Bengali - Sama
Tamil- Samai
Gujarati - Gajro, Kuri
Telugu - Samalu
Marathi - Sava, Halvi, Vari
Oriya - Suan
Kannada - Saame

It is a miraculous millet which is suitable for all age groups.It prevents constipation & heals stomach related ailments.It improves fertility in both men and women.It also helps for women with irregular periods problems.Its high fiber helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body.In general millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.

Here you go for the recipe :

Have a Healthy Week :) Welcome your feed backs :) 

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