Best Ragi Breakfast Snack; Steamed Ragi/Nachni Puttu.

Welcome back to another recipe video of my favorite millet grain that I name as “Wonder Grain” for women especially.
Being richest source of plant-based iron, it offers numerous health benefits. The one and only con of this grain is its bland taste, covering that for you I present you a delicious and nutritious “Ragi Recipe”, that is also very prominent in South India.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Helps in controlling diabetes.
  • Aids in weight loss and management.
  • Improves bone strength.
  • Boosts skin and hair health.
  • Bolsters the immune system.
  • Eases digestion.
  • Excellent source of iron for females.

INGREDIENTS

Ragi flour1 cup
WaterAs required
Sesame seeds2 tsp.
Almonds6-8
Black raisinsHandful
Yellow raisinsHandful
Cashew nuts5-6
Jaggery2-3 tbsp.
Dried/Fresh Coconut1/3 cup
Virgin coconut oil/ Desi cow ghee1.5 tsp.

DIRECTIONS

  • Add ragi flour to a bowl.
  • To it, add water gradually by mixing it.
  • Once it is slightly wet, sieve it to a cloth to get fine powder.
  • Now take a big vessel, half filled with water.
  • And place the sieved ragi flour placed on the cloth inside it with a lid on.
  • Keep that on flame for steaming.
  • One steamed, take it out.
  • In a pan, add virgin coconut oil, and add chopped almonds, cashew nuts, black and yellow raisins.
  • Toss them a bit.
  • Now add sesame seeds, and toss again.
  • To it, add steamed ragi flour.
  • Meanwhile, add desiccated coconut and jaggery into a grinder/ mixer.
  • Grind them well, and transfer to the pan.
  • Mix everything nicely.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Let it cool a bit, and enjoy.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Ragi is enriched with the goodness of macronutrients and noteworthy levels of micronutrients including calcium, iron, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, vitamin C, and E.
  • Sesame seeds are loaded with the goodness of zinc, selenium, copper, iron, vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.
  • Black raisins are a good source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin C.
  • Yellow raisins are rich in fiber, potassium, and antioxidants.
  • Cashews are an excellent source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B6, and K.
  • Coconuts are highly rich in manganese, along with being fairly rich in selenium, copper, and iron.
  • Almonds are jam-packed with the goodness of various micronutrients including magnesium, vitamin E, and micronutrients including protein, healthy fats, and dietary fiber.
  • Jaggery is an excellent source of plant-based iron, along with being rich in potassium, calcium, zinc, selenium, and manganese.

NUTRITIONAL CALCULATIONS

CALORIESCARBOHYDRATESPROTEINFAT
860 Kcal154 gm18 gm20 gm

Serves= 10-12
Calories= 71 Kcal/serve.

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