Dec 3, 2008

Ragi Puttu / Finger Millet Cakes

Ragi (red millet) has many health benefits. It is widely used as red millet flour. Having known the health benefits of ragi, i wanted to make a quick and healthy snack. I tumbled upon a ragi puttu recipe in some website. I tweaked it a bit to suit our palate and created this recipe. It was filling and there was no compromise on the taste part as well.

My other puttu recipe: Sweet Puttu
Ingredients
Ragi (Red Milet) flour - 1 1/2 cups
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Sugar / Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Directions
Dry roast the rice flour for about two minutes. once it turns fragrant, mix it together with the ragi flour, coconut, salt, jaggery/sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.
Sprinkle some water and rub in with fingers so that it forms a crumbly texture.
To check if the right amount of water is added, just take a some mixture in your hand and clasp it within the palm.If the mixture holds together then it is in the right consistency.If it is still powdery and falls off, sprinkle little more water.

Now shape the mixture using any mould.I used a small bowl.Take the mixture in whatever mould you have and just press it with your hand,so that the particles are held tightly.Invert the bowl and tap it slightly.The mixture comes out easily.With care, transfer the shaped puttu to the steamer.
Steam cook for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve warm!

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

38 comments:

  1. This ragi puttu looks gr8...tasty and healthy...want to take a bit now:)

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  2. Cute looking puttu... Nice idea to use a mould and steam. Very healthy too.

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  3. Ya my mom make for my grandma often as its very good for health and good for diabetics also!!

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  4. Ragi puttu looks really yummy & mouthwatering... i love this puttu... healthy dish dear..

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  5. lovely ragi puttu....looks simply superb.....

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  6. Ragi puttu looks so cute..and you made it in idli moulds..great job!!These days,we get ready-made Ragi puttu powders,I'll try making it your way!!

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  7. good one..looks nice and healthy too...

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  8. Thats a healthy, delicious dish. I've been looking for ragi recipes. Will definitely try this one.

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  9. Very interesting, I made a laddu version a few days back with a different set of ingredients. Looks lovely.

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  10. Very interesting, I am learning here as I've never tasted ragi puttu, but it looks good.

    Rosie x

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  11. We make puttu also with ragi, healthy one!

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  12. Ragi puttu looks very yummy.......very healthy dish.

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  13. i am bookmarking this one.. sounds very simple and easy.... i have been looking for ragi puttu recipe for long time and i found the right one now!

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  14. Loved this, healthy and delicious...great !

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  15. These look so tasty you are right millet is good for you too. :-)

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  16. looks delicious and healthy Divya!

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  17. Wow that looks really great. I have never used ragi. never seen it in bengal.

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  18. looks so beautiful and a very helthy one

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  19. Divya,

    These look delicious & nutritious - a rare combination indeed! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  20. Interesting...like raagi in all forms, puttu sounds nice.

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  21. Hi Divs, i made your ragi puttu today and came out great. ragi puttu is my fav.. this is such an easy recipe.

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  22. Hi Divya,

    Ragi puttu sounds great. I am going to try this.

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  23. THat's a nice tip to shape the puttu into neat moulds - looks cute.

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  24. Hey, never tried ragi puttu.. Looks so nice an yum.. My mom used to make sooji puttu.. try soon !!

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  25. Looks great! I have never made puttu though I have eaten and love them a lot. I guess it is a mental block!

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  26. They look soo good Divya. Got to try them soon. Happy New Year to you.

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  27. Good recipe. Specially because it is healthy. My daughter doesn't like ragi, so if I can get her to eat this, it will be soooooooo nice.

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  28. It resembles idli and definitely my son would love to eat these idlis' let me try them this weekend. The color and texture looks great and I am glad to see it a sweet.

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  29. Divya, this one is so different from the other ragi puttu recipes I have seen. Looks so cute too.

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  32. i am planning on making this recipe this weekend. looks yummy!

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