Ragi Malt | Healthy Indian Porridge | Breakfast Drink | Finger Millet Recipe


Ragi is totally something new to me and I simply picked it up as a challenge to try different recipes. Ragi or Finger Millet has a distinct taste and is widely used in Southern Indian and Ethiopian dishes. Ragi is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals. The cereal has low fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat. It is easy to digest and does not contain gluten; people who are sensitive to gluten can easily consume Finger Millet. Ragi is considered one of the most nutritious cereals. It has different names in local languages. It is known as Ragi in Telugu and Kannada, Kelvaragu/aariyam in Tamil, and Madua/Mangal in Hindi.

Today I wanted to share a simple breakfast porridge called Ragi Malt which is very popular in South India. Usually its make with milk and sugar/jaggery and topped with nuts (optional). But as always I wanted to do a little twist included almond meal and it was yummers. For past 3-4 days I have been having this as a breakfast porridge and it totally makes me so full and I don't feel hungry for like 5-6 hrs straight. Trust me i dread oats and cereal I rather have Ragi, its so good, only if you try it will you know.

Serves ~ 2 
Cook & prep time ~ 10 mins

Ingredients


Milk - 2 cups ( I used fatless)
Ragi flour- 2 tbsp
Almond meal - 2 tbsp (optional)
Sugar/jaggery - 1 tbsp or more (I used dark brown sugar)
Whole raisins/ nuts - to garnish (optional)
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch

Method
  • In a sauce pan boil 1.5 cups milk, with the remaining milk add ragi flour and almond meal and mix well without any lumps. Add this to the boiling milk and let it cook for 5-6 minutes until nice and thick.
  • Now switch off add jaggery/sugar and cardamom powder mix well.
Serve in a bowl or cut topped with dry fruit & nuts

Cooks Wisdom

- remember to mix ragi flour with milk before adding it to the boiling milk else lumps will form.
- reduce milk with ragi mixture for 5 minutes so that the raw taste goes away
- you can add saffron if you like the taste of it
- this ragi malt was little thich you can use half and half of milk and water
- adding cardamom powder is optional
- you can add any sweetening agent like honey, stevia or agave nectar


32 comments:

  1. Yummy, healthy and filling.. Love the presentation, Priya.. Eye catching pictures.. Will try this soon and thanks for linking it to the event..

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  2. Delectable clicks sis and healthy porridge, grandma used to make such porridges for me reminds me of childhood days :) Almond meal is a twist must try :)

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  3. healthy kanji.. my grandma makes this often dear..

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  4. very healthy, nice breakfast dish..

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  5. My today's breakfast:) infant daily breakfast:)

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  6. very good one.. i do the same thing with oats..

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  7. healthy drink with a twist.tempting click will try it soon

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  8. I cook with water instead of milk..healthy recipe

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  9. lovely and inviting clicks.. this looks very healthy and yummy..

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  10. we make it similarly...very delicious n healthy drink too...delectable pics Priya...loving it!

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  11. apt for my son before he leaves for his school !! So healthy Priya...

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  12. Ragi Malt looks helathy, I will try it for my baby.

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  13. Healthy way to start a day...Looks yum..

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  14. I love to drink this... My most-of-the-time morning breakfast

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  15. Gosh this malt is soo tempting.. Priya just pass me some please!

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  16. This is the food we give to the kids after choruunu (acutally the first solid food for kids). My little daughter loves it a lot. She is two yrs now and still likes to have it once in a while. Two ways of cooking this - one with milk +sugar or jaggery, the other with water +ghee+sugar or jaggery. Both tastes good. Thanks for posting this. :)

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    1. thats lovely info dear, thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Very healthy drink Priya, love the taste of ragi.....

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  18. woww..excellent photography..that mug is so beautiful :)

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  19. simply awesome ! would like to replace the milk and sugar with butter milk and salt !

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  20. delicious and healthy drink...

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  21. Nice one Priya. I have been having this from my chilhood but we don't add milk and call as with other name. Good info about ragi. Clicks are all superb.

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  22. very healthy.. I have it in my draft too.. I do it very often

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  23. This one is similar to the kids porridge.... Love it...

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  24. Hi,
    Really amazing blog post.I saw and read your site,This site is useful to traders.very healthy, nice breakfast dish..

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  25. one of my regular brek fast options sans the almond and jeggery though:)

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  26. Can we add coconut milk to it instead of normal milk?

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