Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ragi Malt(Sweet) Recipe | Dates Ragi Malt | Sweet Ragi Porridge Recipe | Ragi Malt With Dates & Nuts

Ragi Malt Recipe
Today's recipe is a healthy and equally delicious sweet porridge prepared using Ragi flour, Palm Jaggery, Dates & Nuts. I cook Ragi/Finger Millet once or twice in a week and mostly a savory dish like Ragi Adai or Ragi Idli for dinner or breakfast. Rarely make Ragi Puttu for kids and this time instead of Puttu I made Sweet Porridge/Ragi Malt. Instead of plain version with milk and sugar I made it extra healthy using dates puree and Palm Jaggery. Palm Jaggery and dates are natural sweetener and the porridge turned out super delicious and also the color of the porridge was so dark like chocolate malt. My kids loved it a lot.
Ragi/Finger Millet porridge are super healthy and delicious recipes for growing kids, so try to include at least once in a week in their diet. If you don't have dates in hand you can skip dates and make it as a plain ragi malt. Here I used store bought Organic Ragi Flour and Organic Palm Jaggery, for vegan option use Coconut milk or Almond milk. I have tried with coconut milk too. Theres not much difference in the taste of ragi malt using dairy milk and coconut milk. Cardamom powder enhances the taste and flavor but it is optional.
Ragi Sweet Porridge
Ragi Malt With Dates & Nuts Recipe
Prep Time : 10 minutes | Cook Time : 10 minutes or less
Serves 2-3
  1. Ragi Flour  1/2 cup
  2. Milk  2 cup
  3. Palm jaggery or jaggery 2-3 tbsp 
  4. Dates 7-8 no.
  5. Cashew Nut & Almonds  1 tbsp each(finely chopped)
  6. Cardamom Powder   1/4 tsp
  7. Water  2.5 cups
  • First boil milk and to the 1/2 cup of hot milk and dates and let it sit for few minutes until it turn soft.
  • Mean while take 1/2 cup ragi flour in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of water and stir well without any lumps and keep ready. 
  • Then blend the dates and milk in a blender to a smooth puree and keep aside.
  • Now in a sauce pan add ragi batter along with 2 cups of water and cook in medium heat.
  • Keep stirring constantly to avoid lumps and after 3-4 minutes ragi will get cooked and thickens.
  • Now add palm jaggery(powdered), dates puree, remaining milk and keep stirring until raw smell leaves and get thickens.
  • Adjust consistency to your taste by adding couple of tbsp of milk.
  • Lastly add cardamom and chopped nuts and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Dates Ragi Malt ready, serve warm with some addition chopped nuts and dates.
The above malt consistency is a spoonable consistency, taste of the malt was super creamy, flavorful and delicious perfect for kids.
You can also use sugar or jaggery instead of palm jaggery.
Ragi Malt(Sweet )

Ragi Sweet Porridge


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