Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ragi duddali/finger millet pudding
Ragi Duddali/pudding 

Ragi/ finger millet is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals. The cereal has low fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat. It is easy to digest and does not contain gluten; people who are sensitive to gluten can easily consume Finger Millet/Ragi is considered one of the most nutritious cereals. It has different names in local languages. It is known as Ragi in Telugu and Kannada, Kelvaragu/aariyam in Tamil, and Madua/Mangal in Hindi. Ragi is an extremely nutritious cereal and is very beneficial for maintaining a good health. 
                      Ragi could be enjoyed in different forms and preparations. Ragi Roti, Ragi Dosa,Ragi Porridge, Ragi Upma, Ragi Cakes, Ragi Biscuits are few popular dishes of Ragi. Few months back one of my friend prepared dish and i love her dish so much because it was easy and quick to make. whereas my mom used to prepare this by soaking whole Ragi and then she used to grind it, strain the liquid again, straining the milk from Ragi must be done 2-3 times until the milk goes very light god it was a such a long process but when i gone through her recipe i was really amazed and yesterday thought of trying this pudding as my kids wanted to have something sweet so tried this Healthy, filling and yummy, pudding .
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins
  • 1cup Ragi flour
  • 3cups Full cream milk
  • 3cups Water
  • 11/2cup Sugar
  • 1/4ts Cardamom powder
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix ragi flour,water and milk,make a smooth batter.
  2. Now transfer this mixture to a heavy bottomed kadai or pan.
  3. Cook the mixture over a low flame,Stirring briskly and continuously till the mixture becomes thick and dark in colour,add cardamom powder,mix it well.
  4. Remove from the flame and transfer onto a greased mould or plate.
  5. When cool cut into bits.