Ragi dishes

Ragi flour-coconut burfi

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                                                     Ready to serve Ragi flour & coconut burfi

Makes : 25

Time taken : 45 minutes

Ragi atta is so good from health point of view as major portion of Ragi Flour is carbohydrate, followed by protein and fiber. It has the least amount of fat in them.  Ragi flour also contains a sulphur based amino acid called Methionoine which is essential for promoting healthy skin and hair.  The Sulfur which we get from Methionine helps produce a substance called lecithin which helps reduce cholesterol, reduce fat inside the livers and help protect kidneys. This methionine is generally lacking in staple diet of some of the vegetarians and hence regular Ragi intake will help get enough of these amino acids.

I have already put up Ragi dishes like the Ragi manni, instant dosa, bhujia, ragi peanut laddoos and today i would like to put up Ragi flour-coconut burfi.  In a way i would like to add this amazing grain into our daily menu in one way or the other!!! This is my version of the recipe…( i have halved the measurement while preparing)

What you need to have;

1. Ragi flour – 1 cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup

3. Jaggery chopped – 1 and 1/2 cup

4. Melted ghee – litttle less than 1/2 cup

5. Sugar powder to dust – 1 Tablespoon(optional)

6. Cardamom powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

7. Cashews – 6-8KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Ragi flour and chopped jaggeryKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                         Other ingredients of the recipe

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a wide skillet with 1-2 teaspoons of pure ghee and add ragi flour to it.  Roast it till you get a pleasant aroma.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                          Ragi atta being fried in ghee

2. Add a little ghee and roast fresh grated coconut till you get a pleasant aroma.  Both roasted flour and fried coconut is as shown in the image below.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                        Fresh grated coconut being roasted in gheeKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Fried Ragi flour & coconut

3. In a pan add chopped jaggery and water to just soak jaggery and heat it on medium flame.  When it boils just switch of the flame and strain it through the sieve for any dirt etc…  Again heat  the syrup on medium flame and when it boils for around 5 minutes add fried ragi atta and coconut to it and keep stiring  adding 1 teaspoon ghee a couple of times till the mixture leaves the sides of the bowl.  When being done add cardmom powder and fried cashews to it and spread it on a greeesed wooden plank or on the back of a big plate  & Cut it immediately.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


                                            Pure ghee being added while being done


                                       Roasted cashews & cardamom powder being addedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                             The mix being spread and cut into pieces

4. Store it in air tight containers.  Remains fresh for about 8-10 days.


                                                     Ready to serve Ragi-flour & coconut burfi

Makes : around 25

Time taken: 45 minutes in all

Good to remember:

1. Atta must be fried in a little ghee so that it does not get burnt.

2. One can add any dry fruit of her choice except raisins

3.aiat is better to use normal jaggery for the dish.