Health Benefits of Ragi
- One of the most nutritious food and easy to digest.
- Ragi is rich in calcium. It helps for bone development and prevention of bone diseases.
- Ragi is a good choice for losing weight. It contains an amino acid called tryptophan which reduces appetite.
- It helps in relaxing the body naturally.
- Ragi is also rich in Antioxidants; it prevents causing cancer and ageing because of cell damage.
- Ragi is also a rich source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol.
- It is an excellent baby food. It’s useful for the bone development of the baby as well.
- It helps for lactating mothers who want to increase their quantity and quality.
- Consumption of Ragi helps to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Time saving Ragi Recipes
Ragi malted flour – 3-4 tsp
Coconut milk – ½ cup
Jaggery, Water – needed
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Grinded badam – 1 tsp
Mix 3 tsp of ragi malted flour with a little bit of water, make it as a paste with no lumps.
Boil 1 cup of water and add the jaggery in it.
Add the ragi paste and cook it for 4-5 minutes.
Finally add ½ cup coconut milk, cardamom powder.
Take off the heat and add grinded badam.
Soaked urad dal – 1 cup
Ragi, red rice – each 1 cup
Methi seeds – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Soak everything and grind all together.
Leave it to ferment.
Add salt just before cooking.
Make dosa on the pan and serve hot with chutney
Apple, Banana Ragi Halwa
Apple – 1
Small banana – 1
Ragi – 3tbsp
Cardamom powder – pinch
Jaggery to taste
Ghee – 1 tsp
Grated nuts – 2 tsp
Wash the apple and peel the skin. Then grind it.
Peel the banana skin and mash it into paste.
Take a pan, add water and jaggery. Allow them to boil.
Once water starts boiling, add ragi flour and stir continuously to remove lumps.
After ragi cooked, add ghee, cardamom powder and apple, banana mixture and mix it well.
Stir it for 2 minutes and switch off the stove.
Serve hot with grated nuts.