Ragi (Finger Millet Porridge)

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Ragi (Finger Millet Porridge)

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Ragi (Finger millet) flour - 3 1/2 heaped tablespoons Water - 2 cups or as required Almond - 1 teaspoon powdered, use more or less (optional) Salt as per taste (add a pinch even if making sweet ragi porridge) Additional ingredients (optional, add as desired) Milk - as required Buttermilk - as required Banana - 1/2 ripe, mashed Sugar as required Jaggery as required Honey as required Dates Honey as required Simple tempering or tadka with oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves Spices of choice as required


1. In a small mixing bowl add the ragi powder. Add water to it and mix well to combine the powder without any lumps into a thin and runny mixture. 2. There are several ways to proceed cooking it to a porridge but here is what I do. Using a fine mesh I pass the ragi and water mixture into another bowl. Swirl with a spoon to enable the liquid to pass through leaving behind the husk. I repeat this step twice. It is completely optional. Removing the husk makes a smoother porridge. 3. Transfer the liquid to a small saucepan, add almond powder if using and a pinch of salt and cook with continuous stirring on medium low flame. 4. The liquid will come to a boil and then will start to turn thick. Keep stirring to avoid lumps or sticking to the bottom and sides. 5. When the mixture turns into custard consistency, switch off flame. It will further thicken on cooling down. 6. Add the optional ingredients as required to flavor the porridge and to turn it to the desired consistency. Treat your taste buds by flavoring it as desired. 7. Sweet porridge is made by adding warm milk, sugar or jaggery or honey. I often add a mashed ripe banana and dates honey along with milk. 8. Savory porridge can be made adding buttermilk and salt and spices of choice. You can even add masala buttermilk. You can do a simple tempering or tadka. 9. You can thin it down and enjoy it as a drink instead of a porridge if desired. https://facebook.com/yescook https://facebook.com/yescook

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  • on 26 Sep, 2013

    Swarna V Barath

    Such a healthy and yummy meal for breakfast I make dosa outa the porridge for my son too. Plus this aids weight loss! The sweet porridge you have suggested is very tempting and a must try! GO RAGI!