Spicy Ragi koozh

Ragi is the common name for Finger – millet in South India. This is one of the most nutritious food and can easily be digested. They are rich in proteins, calcium, iron. It helps to keep the body cool.  It is not season bound and can be cultivated throughout the year. The grain cannot be polished due to its teeny-weeny size. So they retain their nutrients. But the healthy recipes out of this have been forgotten in modern kitchen.  We will have ragi koozh(both spicy and sweet) once in a week.  Ragi koozh is also called as “Poor man’s food” since it requires only few ingredients which are easy to get and cheap.

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INGREDIENTS

Ragi (Finger millet)flour – 1 cup

Water – 2 cups

Salt – To taste

Asafoetida – A pinch

For Seasoning

Oil

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

channa dhal – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Red chillies – 2

Curry leaves – few

  • Mix the ragi flour in the water without forming lumps.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add the channa dhal, urad dhal, curry leaves, red chillies and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  • Now pour the dissolved ragi flour into the pan.
  • Add salt, asafoetida and stir continuously keeping it in medium flame.
  • Add oil and sprinkle water if necessary.
  • The mixture thickens and starts leaving on the sides from the pan.
  • At this stage, pour this on a greased plate.
  • Serve hot.

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Semiya Upma

Upma is the simplest and humble breakfast that can made in a jiffy. It is also an easy recipe for beginners. It can be made with sooji, vermicelli, samba sooji.  The recipe tastes good and doesn’t need any accompaniment. So this comes in handy when you are short of time. But you can also serve it with sugar or pickle.

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INGREDIENTS

Vermicelli– 2 cups

Water – 2 cups

For tempering

Oil – 2 tbsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Green chillies – 2

Salt – As required

  • Measure and roast the vermicelli in the pan and keep it aside.
  • Add oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add channa dhal and urad dhal. When they turn brown, add green chillies and curry leaves.
  • To this add water, salt and allow it to boil.
  • When they start to boil, add roasted vermicelli and mix without forming any lumps.
  • Continuously stir so that they donot stick to the bottom.
  • Add coconut oil now and then to add flavour and also to make upma soft.

Note: You can add onions if necessary. It makes upma more tasty.

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Sweet Ragi Koozh (Finger millet )

Ragi is the common name for Finger – millet in South India. This is one of the most nutritious food and can easily be digested. They are rich in proteins, calcium, iron. It helps to keep the body cool.  It is not season bound and  cultivated throughout the year. The grain cannot be polished due to its teeny-weeny size.So they retain their nutrients. But the healthy recipes out of this have been forgotten in modern kitchen.  We will have ragi koozh(both spicy and sweet) once in a week.  Ragi koozh is also called as “Poor man’s food” since it requires only few ingredients which are easy to get and cheap. Moreover it is healthyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

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INGREDIENTS

Ragi (Finger millet)flour – 1 cup

Jaggery – 1 cup

Water – 2 cups

Ghee – As required

  • Measure the jaggery and dissolve it in a glass of water.
  • Strain it to remove the dust.
  • Mix the ragi flour in the remaining water without forming lumps.
  • Then add the dissolved jaggery to this and pour everything into a pan.
  • Add ghee and elaichi powder to this mixture.
  • Switch on the stove, stir continuously keeping it in medium flame.
  • Add ghee and sprinkle water if required.
  • The mixture thickens and starts leaving on the sides from the pan.
  • At this stage, pour this on a greased plate.
  • Serve hot.

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Oats porridge

     Oat meal or oat bran are rich source of fibres. They help in reducing bad cholesterol(LDL) without reducing the good cholesterol(HDL). Oats like other grains and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals and fight against carcinogens. Daily serving of whole oats will lowers hypertension and helps in reducing weight.  Due to the presence of well balanced proteins,  they help in longevity and helps in maintaining a good health.Usually we use skimmed milk powder instead of milk while making the porridge.

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INGREDIENTS

Oats – 10 tbsp/ 1 cup

Milk – 4 glass 

Sugar – 4 tsp

Almonds – few

Cashew – few

Raisins – few

Badam mix – two drops

Fig – 2

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  • In a vessel ,mix oats with 1 glass of milk. Keep stirring to avoid forming lumps and getting burnt.
  • Once the oats thickens, add sugar, badam mix and remaining milk.
  • Mix well until it boils.
  • Cut the cashews and almnonds into small pieces.
  • Garnish the oats porridge with chopped cashews, almonds raisins and fig.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Note: You can also use vanilla or pista mix.

 

 

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Samba ravai upma

Wheat Rava is also known as Godhumai Rava or samba rava in tamil and dalia in hindi & is an excellent source of fiber and is also low in cholesterol.Wheat  Rava Upma is a simple and healthy breakfast. Its not only healthy, but also a filling breakfast recipe. You can also add vegetables to make it more delicious and nutritious.
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INGREDIENTS

Samba Sooji – 2 cups

Onion – 1

Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup

Water – 4 cups

For tempering

Oil – 2 tbsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Red chillies – 2

Salt – As required

  • Measure the samba ravai and water and keep it aside.
  • Now add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add channa dhal and urad dhal. When they turn brown, add red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Now add the onions and saute until they turn golden brown.
  • Add water, salt and allow it to boil.
  • When they start to boil, add samba ravai and mix without forming any lumps.
  • Continusly stir so that they donot stick to the bottom.
  • Add shredded coconut  and then mix well.
  • Finally add the coconut oil to enhance the flavour and also to make upma soft.
  • Serve it with sugar or any pickle.

Note: If you are not going to add onion, add asafoetida.

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