|1/4 cup Finger Millet flour|
|1/4 cup Peas|
|1/2 cup Spinach|
|1 tsp Ghee|
|1/2 tsp Oregano|
|1 tsp Pepper powder|
|To taste Salt|
|2 cups or more Water|
Zan is a porridge from the state of Arunachal pradesh. People of this state prefer to have Zan which is a finger millet porridge with lots of vegetables in it.
As I prefer to have millet over rice anytime, I thought this was the best choice for breakfast from arunachal pradesh. Poonam challenged me to cook with millet flour and carrots and I cooked this porridge for the challenge.
This millet porridge is so filling with all the vegetables in it that it can easily substitute your regular breakfast. If you are on a low carbohydrate diet and want a healthy breakfast, then you should eat this.
However it is advisable to not to overeat any millet and consult your physician/ dietican.
I use most of the millets in my daily menu. The carbohydrate intake does reduce and being a healthier option, this is highly recommended . In this porridge we have added vegetables like carrot, beans, Spinach,coriander and peas and hence this is a meal in itself. One big bowl of Zan should be enough to take care of your morning hunger pangs.
If you find the porridge a little bland, you can always spruce it up with the spices which you like. Oregano and thyme goes very well with the porridge. Add a dash of pepper powder or paprika powder if you want to make it spicy as well.
I prepared this satisfying , healthy wholesome breakfast for shhh cooking challenged. where Poonam challenged me to use millet and carrots Please do try this and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle
Cut the carrot and beans into small pieces. Wash and cut the spinach into small pieces too.
Blanch all the vegetables and keep aside
Heat the ghee in a pan. Saute the millet flour in it for few seconds
Now add little water and make a paste , continuing to cook in low flame while stirring continuously.
Add more water and salt . Add the blanched vegetables and cook for few minutes till it starts to thicken.Now add the spice powder, cook for 1 minute and switch off the fire
Sprinkle the pepper powder and transfer it to the serving bowl and serve warm
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