Instant puttu mix preparation from finger millet and foxtail millet
Mamatha Rani R, Chavan UD, Kotecha PM, Lande SB
Instant mix are easy to prepare, easy to cook and less time consume. Millets contain high nutritional value compare to rice and wheat. To blend millets in preparation of traditional based food product is due to rich in dietary fiber, protein, minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Puttu is steam cooked food product usually made from rice but blends with millets gives several health benefits.Instant millets puttu mix prepared from combination of finger millets with foxtail millets (50:50) were found to be better acceptability in organoleptic property and nutritional quality. Instant puttu mix stored in low density polyethylene and aluminium standing pouch for three months at ambient temperature (27±5°C). The chemical composition of finger millet and foxtail millet instant puttu mix comprise average value of crude protein 12.18 per cent, crude fiber 9.15 per cent, calcium 200.68 mg/100g, iron 6.24 mg/100g, magnesium 170.54 mg/100g, phosphorus 294.25 mg/100g.