Ragi Recipes For babies ,Toddlers and Kids|Finger Millet/Kezhvaragu/Nachini Recipes

Ragi Recipes For Babies, Toddlers and Kids:

Ragi Recipes For babies, Toddlers and Kids-with detailed recipes

Ragi or Nachini or Finger Millet or Kezhvaragu is one of the millets and one of the oldest grains used by South Indians very commonly.It is one of the richest sources of non-diary calciums. It is also one of the common first foods for babies.Here is a comparison of wheat and ragi nutrition.Finger Millet helps in regulating blood sugars and helps to battle anaemia.Its fibre content aids digestion and regulates the cholesterol levels in the body.They are gluten-free too. Continue reading “Ragi Recipes For babies ,Toddlers and Kids|Finger Millet/Kezhvaragu/Nachini Recipes”

Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids

 

Ragi Paniyaram For Babies, Toddlers and Kids- This is a healthy snack/breakfast perfect for your naughty tiny tots.Ragi/Finger Millet /Kezhvaragu is one of the super millets Mother Earth has given us and adding it to karupatti/palm jaggery makes it yummy and more healthy too. If you have Idly/Dosa Batter handy this is almost an instant recipe. Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram is a healthier version of our usual paniyaram varieties and since LO loves varieties I keep more variations with paniyaram recipes.Find all paniyaram recipes here. Continue reading “Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids”

Ragi Idli|Finger Millet Idli|Ragi Idli for babies,toddlers and kids with Idli-Dosa Batter

Ragi Idli/Finger Mileet Idly/Nachini ka Idli with our simple idly-dosa batter and sprouted ragi flour is what we are going to have as our today’s recipe.Ragi/nachini/Finger Millet is one our traditional millets and super nutritious with iron and calcium.Ragi is one the common baby foods in India and it can be included from six months.You can give it as porridge,idly,dosa,halwa,cake,cookies,kheer,cook like rice and a lot more.Ragi for babies can be given from six months. Ragi idli can be made with whole ragi grains and urad dhal or just made with ragi flour like today’s recipe.Here are other ragi recipes from my blog.

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Ragi Pidi Kozhukkattai/Sweet Finger Millet Dumplings

Ragi/Finger Millet/Nachini/Kelvaragu/Keppai-This is a super food from our ancestors which is again gaining momentum now.I have been regularly using this as part of baby food and our regular meal in all recipes ranging from porridge to cakes/cookies.You can find all recipes using it here

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Eggless Ragi Choco Chip Cake |Eggless Finger Millet Cake

Here comes one more random attempt with millet flour in baking without raising agents. I wanted to check the result of not using baking powder/soda in baking.My cookies were 100% successful.This cake got slightly dunked in.And I believe it is because of not using raising agents or curd. I am looking for experts to share their opinion on this.Here is the story of this bake 🙂 I ended up burning the top of my cup cakes but successfully made this cake with my little one’s help. My boy is so keen about what mommy cooks for him for every meal.He urges me to plan my every meal,every snack of the week well ahead.He has his own choices and he would love to assist me in cooking especially baking. This was planned to be eggless choco chip cup cakes with ragi and flax seeds without raising agents. I accidentally altered the mode and extended the timing with no proper knowledge and burnt the top of cup cakes. So I poured the second part of the batter to a cake pan,LO did the mixing ,garnishing and converted it to tutti fruity cake 🙂 He removed the burnt top of the cup cakes and stored them for this snack box for the coming week. How much should we learn from these kiddos? ! I even forgot the exact measurements as this was made long back. I have given the procedure and other details for both cake and cup cake here.

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Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents

Yeppieee!!!I finally tried baking a cookies for the first time and it ended up so successfully.And you know what makes it even wonderful ?It is white sugar free/gluten free/raising agents free -Sounds extremely nutritious right?It is made of finger millet+Amaranth flour as main ingredients.This is my first attempt in baking cookies/biscuits at home and it turned out super yummy and a great hit.It is toddler approved and in less than 24 hours more a tray is empty.My little one loved it so much.I was really thinking of various options and recipes to use this flour.I tried adding to dosa/fritters batter.It came out well.But it took me around 2 months to try a baked goodie recipe.I didn’t have enough confidence to give it a try because baking a cookie/baking without raising agents/baking with rajgira flour etc etc and a lot more was new to me.I am so happy that my maiden attempt turned out super healthy and yummy.Before getting into the recipe let’s look upon some facts about amaranth /rajgira. Continue reading “Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents”

RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS

Good Day Folks! Happy Ganesh Chathurthi in advance to one and all! Today’s recipe is based on our super millet “Kelvaragu/Nachini/Finger Millet/Ragi and it is a spicy kozhukkattai.It is a healthy dish for snack box or dinner. I make it a point to use millets and whole grains atleast thrice a week to reduce the intake of white rice.  Check all millet recipes here .Without much of other talks let us get into the recipe. Continue reading “RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS”

EGGLESS RAGI COOKIES-A NO SUGAR RECIPE

This is a guest post from Mrs.Archana Karthick who has already written a guest post in mushroom category.She is an awesome cook who concentrates on healthy cooking and comes out with excellent ideas especially for toddlers.Thank you dear for such a lovely add on to my blog.This is yet another healthy baking recipe with no sugar and no maida after my whole grain cake recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • Ragi Flour-1 cup
  • Palm Sugar-1/2 cup
  • Butter-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence or cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
  • Cashews-10-15
  • Milk-<50 ml(Optional)

Procedure:

1.Get all the ingredients ready and pre heat oven for 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

2.Dry roast the ragi flour in medium flame until aroma arises.

3.Cool the roasted flour.

4.In a mixing bowl,add the ragi flour ,palm sugar(powdered and sieved),butter,cashews and vanilla essence.

5.Mix them well to form a dough in the consistency shown in below pic.You can add few drops of milk if you are not attaining the required consistency.

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6.Grease a tray with butter and set it aside.

7.Take small portions of the dough and flatten on your palms to cookie shape and flatten it using a roller pin and cut using cookie moulds.

8.Place on the tray and allow to bake in oven for 18 to 20 minutes at 180 degrees.

9.Check for completeness using a tooth pick.

10.Remove the cookies from the tray and cool them.

11.Store it in an airtight container.

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P.S:

If you don’t get the dough consistency use milk.

This stays good for 5 days if milk in not added.

Keep a check after 15 minutes.

Do not over bake as they might turn hard or get burnt.

If you make a thin cookie the timing might even reduce.

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RAGI PANCAKE|FINGER MILLET PANCAKE-NO EGG NO COOKING SODA

Ragi/Finger millet or  கேழ்வரகு is one of the miracle grains/millets and it is an abundant source of nutrition. It is one of the first foods for babies and also a very traditional grain of India. I have been incorporating millets in my cooking once or twice in a week and you can find my detailed writeup on MILLETS and various recipes of millets here. This pancake idea has been in my mind for a long time and I was hunting for pancake recipes without COOKING SODA & EGG. I found few alternatives for them and I am trying those. In the meantime yesterday evening my mother in law’s recipe of sweet ragi roti flashed my mind. I made small modifications and made a very quick INDO AMERICAN “ராகி/ கேழ்வரகு pancake”. It tasted yummm and it came out so soft melted in our mouths. The best part of this recipe is it is so instant and quick. All you need is 10 minutes and your super healthy yummy pancake is ready. This can be your breakfast/dinner/snack. This can be offered to babies who have completely 6 months of age after having introduced the ingredients individually. Continue reading “RAGI PANCAKE|FINGER MILLET PANCAKE-NO EGG NO COOKING SODA”

RAGI CARROT HALWA/FINGER MILLET CARROT HALWA

I am so excited about this recipe. You know why? This is a recipe which I tried randomly replacing the whites(milk and sugar) with our own traditional and extremely nutritious ragi and palm sugar.I have been avoiding these whites in my cooking since I started my kitchen entry and the purpose of my blog is also to spread the word of healthy cooking and eating. You can find them here. I have received many queries on how to cook avoiding these. Here is an evident proof recipe. You won’t believe the taste of this recipe. It bet the original carrot halwa and stood far ahead in flavor and taste. This is ideal for babies from 6 months. Skip dry fruits and palm sugar for babies below 1 year. Ragi milk is extremely nutritious and it tastes yummmm with palm sugar. It can beat any pudding in taste. I prefer making ragi porridge with whole ragi milk for my son as it helped him some healthy weight gain.

Ingredients:

  • Carrot-1.5 cups(Grated)
  • Ragi-1 cup
  • Palm sugar-1 cup(Powdered)
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Cashews,raisins,almonds-To garnish

Ragimilk carrot halwa

Procedure:

1.Wash and soak ragi for 3 hours in hot water.

2.Wash and peel carrot skin.

3.Grate carrots and set aside.

Ragi milk carrot halwa

4.Drain water from soaked ragi and add it to an blender.

5.Add few spoons of water and extract milk.

6.Add the powdered palm sugar to this milk and filter thrice.

ragimilk carrot halwa

7.Add ghee in a pan and roast the dry fruits.

8.When they turn golden brown,set them aside.

9.In the same pan add the carrots, and saute well in medium flame.

ragimilk carrot halwa

10.Saute until raw smell of carrot vanishes.

11.Now add the ragi milk and keep stirring.

12.Keep stirring until the milk thickens and the carrot gets mixed well.

14.Switch off and add dry fruits and serve.

ragi milk carrot halwa


P.S:

Adjust palm sugar level based on your sweetness.

The colour depends on the variety of palm sugar.

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