Ragi Recipe:Ragi Malt porridge

Ragi malt/nachni/finger millet is one of the nutritious food available in India.Ragi flour is available in all the market.Better to buy the  organic or homemade.You can even make ragi flour easily in the home also.sprouting increases the nutritional value. Comparing to other grains like brown rice or wheat .it is low in calorie  and high in calcium and amino acids

Benefits of Ragi

Ragi is rich in calcium so it helps in muscle and bone strengthening,especially women of perimenopausal age should eat Ragi on a daily basis as it can prevent bone erosion and osteoporosis

Ragi is also a source of iron so it can treat anemia and increase the hemoglobin levels.Sprouting increases the vitamin C level of Ragi which helps in more absorption of iron from Ragi

Ragi helps in weight loss as it contain amino acid Tryptophan and contains a high amount of dietary fiber which makes the stomach fuller for a longer time and prevent you from binging

Ragi can also maintain the blood sugar level because of the fiber and polyphenols present.Ragi has got high amount of fibers compared to any other grains

Helps in digestion and aids in relaxation

Ragi is a rich source of proteins and amino acids Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Methionine and Tryptophan that help in muscle functioning, maintaining metabolism, blood formation, fighting anxiety and depression and also promotes the release of growth hormones

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Ragi malt powder

Jaggery powder to taste

Water as per your consistency

1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder

Nuts –almonds or cashews crushed

Preparation

Take the ragi malt powder in a cup and add water just to mix them to smooth consistency with no lumps so mix slowly by adding small amount of water

Boil 1 glass of water and add the above ragi paste stirring continuously to avoid any lumps on low heat or simmer

Add more water if needed

Add jaggery and cardamom powder for taste .it is optional

Stir continuously until bubbles arise

Once cooked you can add the crushed nuts and serve in a glass

This article was written by our author for zenparent

 

 

 

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