Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ragi Malt (Sweetened Finger Millet Porridge) ~ Day 103

Ragi or finger millet is one of the most healthy and nutritious cereals.  Finger millet is rich in calcium, iron, protein, fiber, and other minerals and also gluten-free.  Start your day with this simple, healthy, and easy to make delicious porridge.  
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

  • Ragi / Finger millet Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery, Palm sugar (Panam Kalkandu) or Regular sugar - 2 to 4 tbsp
  • Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch
  • Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Chopped nuts - for garnishing

  1. If using jaggery or palm sugar, melt in 1/4 cup of hot water and strain.  Keep it aside.
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the ragi flour and whisk without any lumps.
  3. Add the jaggery / palm sugar syrup or regular sugar.  Cook over low heat for a minute, whisking constantly.
  4. Add milk, cardamom powder, and the dry ginger powder.  Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly.
  5. Serve warm, topped with chopped nuts.

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