Oct 13, 2008

Ragi Koozh / Finger Millet Porridge



Ragi koozh or porridge is a drink made from finger millet flour..Millet (ragi) has many nutritional benefits..This is a popular drink in South India..It cools the body and a glass of this keeps you full for about 8 hours..I found a packet of finger millet flour in an Indian store and was immediately reminded of my grandma making this koozh often..I did not like it much as a child as it never tasted too good..However, my mom used to make a sweet version, which we loved..

Here comes the recipe for both versions..
Ingredients (Serves 2)
Finger Millet flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Yoghurt/ Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
Directions
Add water to the ragi flour and mix it with your fingers so that there are no lumps..Allow it to sit for a while for atleast an hour.This helps in the fermentation process.Fermentation helps in increasing its nutritional benefits several folds..It can also be left overnight..
In a saucepan, cook the ragi water mixture on medium-low heat for about 15 minutes until almost all the water evaporates and the ragi is well cooked. Keep stirring continuously without allowing lumps to form. It must have the consistency of a thick batter..
Switch off the heat and allow it to cool completely..
Mix in a pinch of salt and buttermilk and serve cool..Can be had by itself or with a pearl onion or curry of your choice..

The sweet version..After cooking the ragi, add milk and sugar or milk and jaggery..We loved this version..
Since this is a healthy and diet conscious food, this is my entry for Diet Foods being hosted in my blog..
Final date for sending in the entries:Oct 26th
Also sending this to FIC:Brown hosted at Tongueticklers

And also to Low and slow cooking hosted at The constables Larder

And also to Eat Healthy:Fight Diabetes

Sending this to JFI:Ragi hosted by Madhuram and started by Indira.

32 comments:

  1. That is one healthy dish, I like it a lot.

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  2. This sounds like a great diet dish.

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  3. I love to add salt with buttermilk very good for health.

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  4. Hi Divya...
    This is a nice recipe.. Looks so good. Porridge sounds healthy. YUM!

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  5. Porridge sounds healthy and superb diet dish...

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  6. The sweet version sounds like something I'd want to try.:)

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  7. I take this for brunch everyday with salt and buttermilk..Grt diet drink.

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  8. i like the sweet kanji.. i make it often. yours looks perfect.. no lumps or anything. u can send this to sangeeth's diabetic event as well.

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  9. A wonderful nutritious dish - I use to give this to my kids when they were young! Now I don't have any power over them:) Thank you for sending it to FIC. I don't seem to be cooking anything nutritious in a diet conscious way:( Will try soon!

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  10. I love how simple, delicious and healthy this sounds.

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  11. ooooh i can immagen this with chopped onion nice very good for helth divya

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  12. Divya...authentic dish..love to have this porridge with buttermilk n shallots..great dish..

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  14. i love this too .. its been ages since i had it .. i agree with you, its very good for health

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  15. Nice recipe!! Will try it at my home also.

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  16. I have never made anything with raggi, sure look super healthy.

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  17. wow nice congee...healthy one....love ur blog too....

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  18. This is a great porridge especially since it keeps you full for so long

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  19. Looks very healthy Divya. But I never had something like this. very new to me.

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  20. Thank you Divya, I am have the raagi flour, kept it for a while.Didn know how to use. Now, I can try your version.

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  21. that sounds like one healthy porridge. :)

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  22. This looks really yum and so healthy :)

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  23. My mom used to make the savoury version and serve it with sambhar.. Lovely.

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  24. This is a daily dish at my uncle's. A very healthy one!Thanks for the entry.

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  25. Divya, I didn't know about resting the ragi mixture.

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  26. I must to say this blog catched my attention and i am completely satisfy what i read here. Really wonderful!! I think our fingers always get a good function for every task that we need to do. So we need to appreciate and take care every part of our body.
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  27. Nice post, I would like to request you to one more post about that Keep it up

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