"Food blogger Soma Sengupta has created absolutely delicious, healthy and super simple recipes using Shastha Millets Adai batter and Foxtail Millets grains. Her blog is an amazing compilation of yummy and delicious authentic recipes.

As they say, food is medicine and in ancient India, the Ayurvedic classic convalescing diet included a Khitchari since ancient times. It is prescribed in Ayurveda even today as a part of the Panchakarma which is the classic Ayurvedic mind-body cleanse to strengthen your basic constitution and immunity. The Khitchari is a meal which is power packed with nutrition and easy to digest. 

I have replaced rice with Millets and amped up the health quotient even more. Millets are a super grain with enormous benefits. It is low-glycemic, rich in protein and naturally gluten free. The millets khitchari packs in even more nutrition than the rice based one. Also, the use of fresh Turmeric and Ginger makes this dish even healthier and satisfying. 

Enjoy trying the recipes!"


Yellow Mung Dal – ½ cup

Millets – ½ cup

Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

Bay Leaf – 1

Black Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Whole Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Dry Red Chilies – 2 (optional)

Turmeric root – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Ginger root – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Lemon Juice – 2 tsp

Cilantro – 1 tbsp, finely chopped


  1. Wash and soak the mung dal and millets in two separate containers for 30 mins.
  2. In a pan, heat the vegetable oil.
  3. Add bay leaf, asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilies. Let it sputter and get fragrant.
  4. Drain the mung dal and millets and add it to the pan. Add salt and stir.
  5. Alongside, grind the turmeric and ginger in a mortar pestle. Throw that in the pan and stir everything together for good 3-4 mins.
  6.  Add 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil. Now on a medium flame, let the khitchari simmer for 20 mins. Add 1/3- 1/4 cup of water if needed. Take a few grains out of the khitchari and mash between your fingers to test if it is cooked.
  7. The mixture should be mushy. Once done, add the lemon juice and ghee. Stir it in along with the cilantro.
  8. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Remove from stove and serve alongside a fresh salad of cucumber, carrots and some roasted poppadums or papad.

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Mouth watering recipes using Indian Millets

Mouth watering recipes using Indian Millets

Food blogger Soma Sengupta has created absolutely delicious, healthy and super simple recipes using Shastha Millets Adai batter and Foxtail Millets grains. Her blog is an amazing compilation of yummy and delicious authentic recipes.

Enjoy trying the recipes!


Being a working mom, very often I don’t have time to make things from scratch. Yet, I want to give nutritious homemade meals to my family. And the Shastha batters are a blessing. Made from the best ingredients, they are naturally fermented and do not contain any artificial ingredients. Millets are an indigenously grown super grain in India. By replacing millets for rice in these batters, Shastha Foods have kicked things up a notch.

Low glycemic, high protein and completely gluten-free, the Shastha batters are a dream come true for anyone looking to add plant based superfoods in their diet. And the nutty, tangy taste of millets is something you will get addicted to. Finally, there is something that is healthy and delicious.


1. Multi Millets Adai


Shastha Multi Millets Adai Batter – ¼ cup per Adai

Vegetable Oil


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet.
  2. Dip a paper kitchen towel in some vegetable oil and wipe the skillet with it to grease it. Alternatively, you can use Pam spray too.
  3. Add ¼ cup of Shastha Multi Millets Adai batter and spread it out thin like a crepe with the back of your spatula. Make sure to do this swiftly so that the batter is spread uniformly before it starts to cook.
  4. One minute into it, add a little vegetable oil along the edges. You will see the edges crisp up and get cooked faster than the center. 
  5. Wait until the center is cooked. The whole thing takes about 2-3 mins. Slowly get your spatula underneath the adai and loosen it from the skillet.
  6. If required flip it and cook on the other side too.

2. Red Tomato Garlic Peanut Chutney


Tomatoes – 3

Garlic – 2, big cloves

Dried Red Chilies – 1

Tamarind pulp- 2 tsp

Salt – To Taste

Peanuts – ½ cup

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 4-5

Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp


  1. Soak the red chili in hot water for 20 mins.
  2. Rub some vegetable oil on the tomato and roast on an open flame till they get charred. This takes anywhere between 4-5 mins.
  3. Alternatively, put them under the broiler for 4-5 mins. Take care to flip them halfway.
  4. Let it cool. Remove the charred skin, and cut into pieces.
  5. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Add peanuts, tomatoes, hydrated red chili, tamarind pulp and salt. Stir and cook for 3-4 mins. Let it cool.
  6. Once cooled, put it in a food processor and puree it 
  7. In another pan, heat another tbsp of vegetable oil. Add curry leaves and mustard seeds. Let it sputter 
  8. Pour in the pureed mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes till the consistency is that of a chutney.
  9. Taste for salt and adjust if necessary. Serve alongside Adai or Dosas.

3. Coconut Cilantro Chutney


Cilantro – 1 bunch

Coconut – 1 cup, grated

Green Chilies – 2

Ginger – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Salt – To Taste

Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp


  1. Wash the cilantro and the green chilies and throw it in the food processor with ¼ cup of water and the grated coconut, ginger and make a puree.
  2. In a pan, heat a tbsp of vegetable oil and add the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the pulsed mixture and keep stirring and cooking.
  4. Add salt to taste. Cook for 3-4 mins till the chutney reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Add lemon juice, taste for salt and adjust if necessary. Serve alongside Millets Adai.

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Millet Cookies for guilt free snacking

Millet Cookies for guilt free snacking

Millet Cookies: Gluten Free, Guilt Free and A Healthy way of Snacking!

Do you also think that millets are only the food for animals? In olden days millets were used mainly as fodder for cattle. But the recent changes towards healthy eating have brought a lot of popularity to this wonder grain.

Millets are primarily grown in Africa and India and have been a staple food in the diet of villagers and our forefathers for ages. Unfortunately during the food revolution and use of processed products, we moved away from millets and the health benefits they provide.

A study by Celiac Disease Foundation shows that Millets are gluten-free and hence can be a perfect guilt-free snack. In addition to this, they can be very filling and will prevent you from binge eating by keeping you full.

Nutritional Benefits of Millets:

  1. Millets are a rich source in proteins and can be used to substitute meat in a vegetarian diet.
  2. Millets are also high in iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

Cookies are one of the healthiest options when it comes to snacking and adding healthy ingredient makes it guilt-free. Millet Cookies are baked, are easy to digest and taste absolutely delicious.

It can be a perfect all-time snack. You can have millet cookies with milk for your breakfast, mid-day or evening snack as well. What could be more delicious than having your favourite cookies with natural and fresh ingredients like cardamom, cumin, oregano and have a punch of flavour in your mouth?

A Study by US National Library of Medicine indicate that millets also help in reducing cholesterol, prevent premature greying of hair and make your skin look fresh and young. It also contains the amino acid, tryptophan, which works as a natural relaxant. It is one of the best sources of calcium and vitamin D and thus helps in strengthening the bones as well.

Knowing about such amazing health benefits millet cookies is the easiest and yummy way of adding this superfood to your diet.

Shastha Food brings to you a range of millet cookies with an option for everyone. Our range includes multi Millet Masala Cookies, Pearl Millet Cardamom Cookies, Finger Millet Pineapple cookies, Fox Millet Strawberry cookies etc

And these to your diet and enjoy the amazing benefits.

Stay Healthy!!

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Millets gluten free grains

Millets gluten free grains

Millet: A gluten free grain for your daily requirement

Millets are one of the most widely cultivated cereal crops in semi-dry areas of Asia and Africa. Millets are enjoying rising popularity nowadays due to a range of health benefits. These grains are gluten-free and hence can be easily consumed by everyone.

Types of Millets:

India is one of the largest producers of millet. Let's dig into the nutritional value and benefits of millet.


Barnyard Millet has  very high nutrient content. It contains 6 times more fiber compared to wheat. So this makes an ideal choice for people who are looking for an alternative to wheat.

This variety of millets has high calcium and phosphorus content also.

Banyard Millet


Undoubtedly nutritional value of this type of millet is huge. It is a rich source of minerals like iron, zinc and potassium. If your body is vitamin deficient this can be a good source of natural B- vitamins as well.

Little Millet


This gem millet is also known as miracle millet with the iron content that is eight times higher than that in rice. This can be a perfect substitute for the rice and other dishes that use rice as one of the main ingredients.

Pearl millet also helps in reducing digestion issues as well. With all these benefits, you should really think of adding this ‘gem food’ to your diet.

Pearl Millet.


The foxtail millet is available in the form of rice or flour. This type of millet is high in carbohydrate content. It helps to boost your immune system naturally and helps in maintaining your cholesterol levels as well.

Foxtail Millet.

In addition to these the millet family has many other varieties as well such as Proso Millet, kodo Millet, Sorghum Millet, Multi Millet etc.

Millets are usually consumed in the form of batters thus making it easy to incorporate their nutritional value in your everyday diet. Why don’t you start incorporating this super food in your diet?

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