Vol. 9, Special Issue 3 (2020)
Development of Nutri-Rich Bhakri (snack) instant mix
Author(s): Jayashree Bafna, B Kalpana and KG Ramya
Abstract: Millets are claimed to be the future potential food crop for better health and nutrition security. Finger millet also known as ragi in India is one of the important cereal which occupies highest area under cultivation among the small millets. It is a major source of dietary carbohydrates for a large section of society. Additionally ragi has enormous health benefits and also a good source of valuable micro-nutrients along with the major food components. Hence, the present study was undertaken to develop different finger and pearl millet based snack product with addition of flaxseed and dried fenugreek leave powder, so that people can use these products in their day to day life, add variety to their diet and enjoy the novel foods even during fasting. Instant mix of bhakri (snack item) was developed using ragi flour, bajra flour, wheat flour, flaxseeds and dry methi leaves with two variations and a basic. The basic instant mix had wheat flour of 96 % and 4 % spices (dry red chilli and garlic powder) where as variation I and variation II had wheat flour, ragi flour, bajra flour, flaxseeds and dried methi leaves in the ratio of (%) 55:18:18:4:1 and 37:27:27:4:1 respectively. Incorporation of flaxseeds and dried methi leaves quantity was same for both the variations and spices quantity of 4 % was maintained constant for all the variations. The instant mix of all three variations was analyzed for nutritional composition. The highest protein content of 9.34g/ 100 g was recorded in variation I and the highest moisture of 7.57g/100g and energy content of 430 kcal/100 g was observed in variation II instant mix. The highest calcium and iron content was recorded in variation II instant mix with 113.76 mg/100g and 4.68 mg/100g respectively.
How to cite this article:
Jayashree Bafna, B Kalpana and KG Ramya. Development of Nutri-Rich Bhakri (snack) instant mix. 2020; 9(3S): 28-31.