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.
- Finger millet/Ragi 1 cup
- Jaggery powdered 1/2 cup (you can also use sugar)
- Grated fresh coconut 1/2 cup
- Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
- Ghee 2-3 tsp
- Wash and Soak the finger millet in water for 4-5 hrs.
- Heat jaggery in little water until the jaggery dissolves. Filter and set aside.
- Combine soaked finger millet, water and coconut in a mixer and grind into paste.
- Filter the finger millet paste into a large bowl.
- 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.
- 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]
- Finally add cardamom powder, mix well and switch off the stove.
- Pour into a greased plate and allow it to cool down.
- Cut into pieces and refrigerate it.
My favorite healthy finger millet halwa is ready to serve.
Recipe & image by Mamatha Anil @bhakshyabhojana.blogspot.in