FINGER MILLET

78 ₹ 80 ₹
Availability: In Stock
Content: cholam
Brand: mil8
Weight: 100g
Expiry Date: 2024-05-10
Manufacturing Date: 2024-04-02
Type: Millet

Finger millet, scientifically known as Eleusine coracana, is a highly nutritious and resilient cereal crop. Here are some key points about finger millet:

Origin and Distribution

  • Origin: Finger millet is believed to have originated in East Africa, particularly in the Ethiopian highlands. It has been cultivated for thousands of years.
  • Distribution: It is widely grown in parts of Africa and Asia, especially in countries like India, Nepal, and Uganda.

Ragi Mudde (Finger Millet Balls)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Flour Mixture:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the finger millet flour with a pinch of salt.
    • Gradually add about half a cup of water to the flour, mixing continuously to form a lump-free, smooth paste.
  2. Boil the Water:

    • In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring the remaining 1.5 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Cook the Mixture:

    • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low.
    • Slowly pour the flour paste into the boiling water while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
    • Increase the heat to medium and keep stirring the mixture vigorously until it thickens and starts pulling away from the sides of the pan. This process should take about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Form the Balls:

    • Once the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency, remove it from the heat.
    • Let it cool slightly so it can be handled.
    • Wet your hands with water and take a portion of the dough. Roll it into smooth, round balls.
  5. Serve:

    • Traditionally, ragi mudde is served hot with a dollop of ghee on top.
    • It pairs well with a variety of side dishes such as sambar (a spicy lentil soup), leafy green curries, chicken curry, or any flavorful gravy-based dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finger millet flour (ragi flour)
  • 2 cups water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ghee (clarified butter) for serving (optional)
  • Calories: Approximately 180-200 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40 grams
  • Proteins: 4-5 grams
  • Fats: 1-2 grams (without ghee)

Ragi Mudde is not only a staple in many households but also a powerhouse of nutrition, offering a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and essential minerals. It is particularly valued for its high calcium content, making it an excellent food choice for bone health.

Finger millet, or ragi, can be used in a variety of recipes, offering versatility in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are several ways to incorporate finger millet into your diet:

1. Ragi Flour Porridge

2. Ragi Dosa (Finger Millet Crepes)

3. Ragi Roti (Finger Millet Flatbread)

4. Ragi Malt (A Refreshing Drink)

5. Ragi Cookies