Monday, May 2, 2011

Ragi Puttu


       Puttu, favorite snack from my childhood days.my grandma use to make this often.very healthy and delicious snacks.you also try this healthy munch.
Nutritional Benefits of Ragi:The interesting feature of this food is that it provides calcium, phosphorus, iron. vitamin B1 and B2 in abundance, thereby preventing malnutrition in spite of restricted food.If constipation is your major health concern, then this Raagi meal best suits you as it contains plenty of cellulose.Weight conscious individuals can use it. By eating raagi preparations, the constant desire to eat will be limited, reducing the daily calorie intake.Excessive use of raagi increases oxalic acid, hence, it is not advised in persons suffering from urinary calculi.


Ingredients
  1. Ragi Flour   1 cup
  2. Brown sugar   2 tbsp
  3. Shredded coconut    3 tbsp or more 
  4. Cardamom   1-2 no.(crushed finely)
  5. salt   a small pinch
Method
  • Take ragi flour in a wide vessel and mix it with salt.
  • Using hot water(bearable) sprinkle on the ragi flour and  mix well.
  • Again sprinkle some water mix well,use your hand to sprinkle water and to mix.
  • Mix the entire ragi flour with water just little by little and make it like crumbled texture.(you can make a ball shape with the mixed flour but when u broke the ball , it should be able to crumble back again..thats the perfect consistency)
  • Once everything is done,transfer the ragi puttu flour to a damp cloth and then tie the cloth and keep it in idly plate for steaming.
  • Steam it for 20 minutes.after steaming carefully take the cloth out ,untie and transfer the steamed ragi puttu to a bowl and add brown sugar,coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Mix everything well with a spoon and the ragi puttu is ready now.
  • Serve hot....
Instead of brown sugar you can also granulated sugar.For kids,serve the ragi puttu with a few drops of ghee and ghee roasted cashew nuts.

16 comments:

  1. I love puttu ...my ma-in-law makes super yum puttu. This looks super healthy and I bet tasty too.

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  2. Sangee that looks great dear....bet its one healthy puttu

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  3. Sangeetha this is healthy n good for me at this moment of life:) Am gonnan try this for 2mrw's breakfast.

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  4. Very gud healthy recipe... :)My kid likes a lot.. :)

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  5. I haven't tried making ragi puttu.Your puttu looks so soft and yum.

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  6. Wat a nutritious and healthy puttu,my fav..

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  7. Healthy and delicious puttu!! Love your version with brown sugar.

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  8. My all time fav... looks so yummy and delicious:)
    Reva

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  9. Thank you ladies for all your lovely words :)

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  10. Wow! Healthy puttu Sanjee - have this in my files to blog :)

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  11. Count me in for any ragi based preparations. Looks good.

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  12. such a healthy n delicious puttu!!

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  13. Ragi is a very pulse which is full of protein and controls malnutrition in children when cosumed in the form of broth.The ragi when consumed before meals also reduces the apetite for food despite consuming nutrients.This will help putting on one's weight. Nice recipe

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  14. OOh... love the original version.. i use ragi puttu podi from store.. now will try this.. easy way to sneek ragi.. :)

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