Peanut Cookies with Millet :

When I was trying out some recipes for 2019 Millet calendar, I dished out a couple of recipes, which had turned out super tasty, and at the same time, healthy too.

Here, I have used Samai rice which is known as Little millet in English. I had some little millet flour and made fresh Peanut powder at home and proceeded. It had turned out super delicious as well as creamy/buttery, and at the same time crunchy on the outside.


Samai flour/ any millet flour – 1 cup

Whole wheat flour – ¼ cup

Peanuts – 1 ½ cup (roasted)

Powdered Sugar or Jaggery – ½ cup

Salt – ½ tsp

Butter – 100 grams


-Grind peanut in a mixer jar as fine as possible.

-Take one bowl, cream butter and sugar, salt. Add flours, powdered peanut and make a dough.

– Make a uniform sized ball, arrange in a lined baking tray.

– Bake this for 12 to 14 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 170 C.

-When it is done, remove carefully and cool. Store this in an airtight container.

Plantain stem curd curry/ Bale dindina pachadi :

Banana stem or Plantain stem is a rich source of fibre ,potassium and Vitamin B6 which helps to maintain a fluid balance within our body. Banana stem is diuretic which helps to detoxify our body and hence it is used extensively to treat kidney stone naturally.

Banana stem can be consumed in a raw form like Juice, Dosa ,curd based pachadi as well as plain Salad. We can make  Rasam, palya or sambar by cooking.

If you want to see a detailed pictorial guide for “How to chop Banana stem” you can refer this link .


Plantain stem – 6 – 8 inch

Hing – a generous pinch


Curd – 1 cup

Green chillies – 2 to 3 ( we normally use Bird eye chillies)

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring


  • Slice plantain stem into discs, remove thread like fibre while slicing.
  • Chop the roundels into thin slices.

  • After slicing the roundels, stack 5 to 6 roundels one over the other and chop as desired. I usually make square small pieces for this salad.
  • Sprinkle salt, generous amount of hing and mix it thoroughly.
  • If you are using green chillies , chop them. If you are using bird eye chillies, use as it is.

  • Do seasoning, heat oil, splutter mustard, add chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning over salad. Crush all the seasoning by using hand. This step would help to release the chilli flavour.
  • Add curd and mix. Serve as a side dish with Rice. It tastes good with Roti’s as well.



Instant Raw Banana Dosa:

Raw banana has been used as a baby food from ages. It contains various essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre as well as small amount of protein. It is very good for digestive health and people with diabetes. In our native, raw banana is an integral part of our cooking. It starts from baby food/ banana flour porridge, side dishes, curry as well as instant dosa like this. You might be wondering, how come? Raw banana usage? Indeed, there is a reason behind extensive usage. Our elders are all from agricultural background. They all were into Areca nut farming. In between Areca nut plants, there will be Banana, pepper, Cocoa and many more side crops.

Usually we use small variety banana for this dosa and not a big banana variety. This recipe which I learnt it from one of my Atthey and trust me, it is very tasty. It is quick, instant, vegan, gluten free and what not?

Let us see, how I make it –


Raw small variety bananas – 9 – 10


Soaked rice or rice flour – 1 tablespoon.


-Wash, peel outer fibre or main skin of the banana and chop into bite size.

-Immerse in water and keep aside.

-If you are using soaked rice, make a paste at first, add drained banana pieces, salt and grind into smooth paste by adding sufficient water.

-Batter should not be very thin and watery. It should be like idli batter consistency.

-heat iron griddle. When it is hot, spread thin dosas, cook both the sides by pouring little ghee or oil.

-Serve with chutney or sambar.