Friday, July 12, 2013

Ragi Kozhukattai | Steamed finger millet dumplings

I am not on a clean eating spree nor I am not on a diet plan but I like to include healthy foods atleast two times a week for our breakfast. And ragi is the first option... One reason being my MIL makes homemade sprouted ragi flour in kgs and packs them for me and so it is always a pantry staple at home. The second reason being ragi is preferred to kambu a.k.a pearl millet by the family. So reason enough why two ragi recipes in a week!!!

We usually make ragi malt with jaggery or at times sour curd and salt when it comes to choosing ragi for breakfast. But seldom when we want something different we make this kozhukattais or this puttu. Last week we had some relatives who were in their late 70s and I didn't want to serve them anything fatty for their tea. Thats when we deicided to serve them these healthy kozhukattais. We used palm candy which is considered to be a healthy alternative to sugar and on the whole it was a filling and healthy snack.

~*What U Need*~
Ragi flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut - 2 tbsp
Palm Candy - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 + 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Salt - a pinch

How I Made it:
Mix the ragi flour, rice flour and cardamom powder. Add water to the palm candy and heat till it melts. Strain to remove impurities. Return to the pan and heat till it boils. Add the shredded coconut and cook for 1 min. Next add in the ragi flour and rice flour and cook till it forms a mass. Cool to room temperature, pinch lemom sized balls out of it squeeze to get your fingerprints all over the dumpling. Steam cook for 10-15 mins until non-sticky.

Serve with some flavored black coffee or karuppatti kaapi.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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20 comments:

  1. i love kozhukattais n ragi one looks so yum m

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  2. Ragi ones are the best!
    Join in for food event: Healthy me and Healthy us!

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  3. very healthy and delicious looking kozhukatai's :)

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  4. Love the ragi kozhikattai...Healthy and yummy snack...

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  5. very very healthy and yummy kozhukattai, I just love them...

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  6. super healthy snack...love these pidi kozhukattai

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  7. Good one vimitha I heard it But never had it !

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  8. healthy and delicious kozhukattai akka and always you are posting healthy recipes.rocking akka and keep going

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  9. I've never heard of these before - healthy and creative :))
    Mary x

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  10. very healthy and delicious dish.

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  11. A very interesting recipe and a very healthy one for sure.

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  12. healthy and delicious kozhukattai.

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  13. Seems to be a delicious recipe with palm sugar and coconut. Ragi is so healthy and if we can incorporate it in our diets on regular basis, it would be such a bliss. Thanks for sharing ragi recipes Vimitha!

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  14. This is soo healthy and guilt free.. would love to have some!

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  15. its new to me dear.. will try it..

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  16. Easy and healthy snack,looks yum

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