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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ragi kanji

Ragi(finger millet) is a rich source of iron and something that should be included in the diet of not only children, but also adults. I usually add a handful of ragi flour while kneading the dough for chapati. I also frequently make this kanji as a breakfast drink. The hint of cardamom and the sweetness make it a favourite with kids.

What you need:
Ragi flour - 1 tsp, heaped
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1.5 tsp(can be substituted with jaggery)
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Milk - 1 cup

Take the ragi flour in a vessel. Add sugar, cardamom powder and water. Mix well so there are no lumps. Keep this on low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture starts to thicken. Switch off heat and still stirring, add the milk little by little until well mixed.
Serve warm.
The measurements given above are enough to make one tall mug of ragi kanji.
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22 comments:

savitha ramesh said...

This is our child hood favourite.mom used to mix all nuts with ragi and prepare the kanji...very healthy and tasty ...thanks for making me to remember my past....

Minu said...

I love Kanji at night. Very comforting and light. We'll have it with Sundal

Harini said...

Yumm..My mom makes a different kanji with Ragi and it tastes just awesome..I should make it too sometime..Glad that kids like it !

Kamalika said...

Very very healthy meal.. Am sure having this atleast twice a week will help us control our calorie level. Thanks for sharing a healthy recipe

sowmya's creative saga said...

good and healthy..

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy kanji

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

very new recipe for me. I have heard about it, but saw the recipe for the first time. Sounds very healthy and useful.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious kanji..

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and nutritious kanji..i dont bother to have them anytime..

BangaloreBaker said...

We call it Ambali in Kannada. Very nutritious indeed. If I make it, only I have to drink it.

veena krishnakumar said...

i have nevr tried this, but it looks very healthy, so will:-)

Smitha said...

healthy and nutritious morning drink....drink it instead of breakfast for weight loss too!

Mina Joshi said...

Lovely and healthy drink for the winter

Srivalli said...

That's a healthly one jay! good that T drinks this..

Usha said...

The same in my house.. I have to drink it, if I make it at home..

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rekhas kitchen said...

nice and healthy recipe...

Suma said...

Healthy one!!

Gayathri Anand said...

Healthy Kanji ...

PALATABLE said...

So far never tried this kanji but it looks healthy and yummy!

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Saras said...

This my all time favourite with special taste & healthy drink

PJ said...

Very healthy beverage and ideal weaning food too..

Dhiraj Kumar said...

Delicious and lovely looking. Wonderfully prepared.*
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