Ragi Halwa

Ragi – Finger millet halwa

Ragi or finger millet is very rich nutrient food. Ragi has calcium, iron and many more nutrients that are important. Major portion of ragi is carbohydrate- about 80%. The fat percentage is quite less which is good!. Protein and fiber contents vary but range from less to moderate. Do you know? Ragi mudde is a favorite dish from Karnataka, India. One ball of ragi mudde serves good amount of energy. Try ragi halwa recipe for dessert.

Ragi halwa

Ingredients:

  1. Finger millet/Ragi 1 cup
  2. Jaggery powdered 1/2 cup (you can also use sugar)
  3. Grated fresh coconut 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
  5. Ghee 2-3 tsp
  6. Water

Method:

  1.  Wash and Soak the finger millet in water for 4-5 hrs.
  2.  Heat jaggery in little water until the jaggery dissolves. Filter and set aside.
  3.  Combine soaked finger millet, water and coconut in a mixer and grind into paste.
  4.  Filter the finger millet paste into a large bowl.
  5.  Once again grind the finger millet pulp/husk by adding water and filter the paste. Repeat this for 2 times. Discard the finger millet pulp/husk.
  6.  Now take a thick bottom pan and add filtered jaggery syrup, 2 tsp ghee and filtered finger millet milk. Allow it to cook on low flame. Keep stirring until you get halwa consistency [the liquid turns to smooth and thick mass]
  7.  Finally add cardamom powder, mix well and switch off the stove.
  8.  Pour into a greased plate and allow it to cool down.
  9.  Cut into pieces and refrigerate it.

My favorite healthy finger millet halwa is ready to serve.

Recipe & image by Mamatha Anil @bhakshyabhojana.blogspot.in

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