Showing posts with label Ragi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ragi. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Huri Hittu - Jaggery Unde /Laadu / Laddu

Huri Hittu is a preparation of Ragi/ Roasted finger millet's powder.
These Huri Hittu laddus are yummy, healthy and it is easy to prepare.


I have used Ragi Huri Hittu which was given by my son Ravi, he buys the organic flours and other day today groceries straight from farmers. This Huri hittu pack was bought from one of the organic former's shop.
I have not cooked or roasted anything on fire. It is just a mixture of all the ingredients, like finger millet ragi flour, jaggery, cardamom and almonds. I have used Joni Bella/ Organic jaggery. This Joni bella/ jaggery is is bit watery, it is done in that way. We normally use this jaggery, while drinking water. ( In hot summer, you put some little quantity of jaggery in mouth and drinking water. As the jaggey is already in your mouth, the water tastes sweet.
My memory goes down the lane for this Huri Hittu. ( Huri/ Roasted and Hittu flour). In our school days we used to see the kids eating this Huri hittu in the evenings as snack. It was simple and heavenly food. I too have tasted and it was hundred percent Yummy. They used to ( some of our friends mothers' used to wash and dry the ragi/finger millet in shade. ( In side the home). Then slowly they dry roast the ragi and it used to turn as slightly fluffy. Then when it is cooled they powdered in the mill. Store this flour in airtight boxes or tins or good container. Whenever they wanted to prepare the huri hittu, they remove the flour from the box, grated coconut, powder jaggery and mix all the ingredients nicely after adding ghee. Turn them as small lemon size balls or give the ragi coconut-jaggery ghee mixture as it is. Some has to pour milk and give. It was superb snack for the kids in the evenings during those days.
Here is a Huri Hittu laddu which is not at all needed to cook. This Ragi Huri hittu pack is available in the super market / organic shops and some people do prepare at home and sell the flour. But make sure you get the good quality of flour and enjoy eating this laddu.
I have used Alemane Bella/ fresh organic jaggery that is called Jone bella / fresh jaggery/ liquid jaggery which is available in Jaggery preparing place/Organic shops and markets.
Huri Hittu Unde/laddu can be packed for kids snack time. You can take them when you are travelling. It is one of the best snack in the evening.  It fits into all age group category.
Let us see the recipe now;

Ingredients :

Huri Hittu : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1 Cup
Jaggery/Joni bella : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6
Coconut : Dry copra/ Kobbari : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Raisins : 2 Tablespoons.


Method :

1. Dry grind almonds into powder form./Rava consistency. Keep it aside.
2. Grate  cocomut/kobbari and dry grind it. Let it be powder form.


2. Take a big bowl and put huri hittu, jaggery, cardamom powder, powdered almonds, dry coconut
 and Ragi Huri hittu.


3.Mix all the ingredients nicely by adding ghee.


4. Mix it nicely and take a small portion of the mixture and prepare


6.Prepare rest of the laddu in the same way and arrange them in a plate.


7. Serve them whenever you want to. Store them in a airtight bottle or box.  Shelf time One OR two days.


Note :

Huri hittu can be prepared at home with little care. Adding more/less jaggery is optional. Adding ghee should be little or more. You can use fresh coconut instead of dry copra/ kobbari. Dry roast coconut gratings and then dry grind once it is cooled.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves  15 to 20 Laddu/Laadu/Unde .
Shelf Time : 1 or 2 Days
Purely South Indian Dish.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Quick Raagi Pulka (Finger Millet Chapati )

Raagi/finger millet Pulka is an easy and perfect dish for dinner. It is soft and fluffy and fits into all age group.

I have seen this pulka in my favourite cookery group " FOODIE ". The moto of the web page is share and care attracts most of us. The adminis are so helpful and caring. Sadashiva Rao Mailankody, Shri Kripa, Madhura Pradeep and others are doing a great work. You can learn many dishes and the information they provide is really helpful to all of us.
I have used Ragi flour/Finger millet flour and wheat flour to prepare this Pulka.

Let us see some benefits of having Ragi in our diet. 
Ragi is known as one of the best Millet in the millet family. Millets are known as Siri Dhanya means rich content of minerals and provide good health if eaten regularly.
Ragi/Finger Millet is an excellent source of calcium and helps in strengthening bones for kids and aging people. It has a good source of antioxidant property. It is good for controlling blood sugar level in diabetes. It is full of fiber and slow in digestion. It has higher level of nutrition and good for people who follow diet food. Ragi has good source of natural iron and eating ragi is good for who suffer from anemia.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Ragi/Finger Milelt flour : 1 Cup
Wheat flour : 1/2 Cup
Boiling water : 1/2 Cup
Ghee/Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : A little






Method :

1. Keep water for boiling.
2. Put Ragi and wheat flour in a big bowl.


3. Add salt and pour water. (Boiling water).
4. Add a teaspoon of ghee. Leave it for 5 minutes.


5. Now mix all the ingredients and prepare dough. Add water if required.
6. Keep 1/2 cup of dry wheat flour in a small bowl.
7. Mix the dough nicely and divide them in to small ball quantity.


8. Take a small ball size of dough and dip in dry wheat flour.
9. Roll and make chapati.


10. Keep a tava/pan on the fire and heat. Put led ragi chapati on hot tava. It starts to bubble up.
11. Turn the other side and cook on low and medium flame.


12.Now Ragi pulka is ready to serve. Apply little ghee on both sides of  Ragi Pulka.

13.Repeat the same with remaining dough.

14.  Serve Ragi Pulka with the choice of your curry and cup of curd.


Note :

Ragi flour should be fresh to get good pulka.  If the dough turns too soft add little more flour. Take care while adding water. Do not add more water, which turns the dough very sticky. Adding oil instead of ghee is optional. Do not add any oil while cooking pulka. I have cooked pulka on tava. Cook on low and medium flame.
Time : 20 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3 . (According to size).

Monday, February 5, 2018

Huri Hittu Unde / Dry roasted Finger Millet Laddu.

Huri Hittu is Ragi flour, which is washed, dry roasted and powdered . I got this Ragi Huri hittu from my son Ravi , who buys organic packs of grains and used it for making healthy  Huri Hittu laddu/ladu/unde. One or two laddus are enough to make your tummy full and a good snack in the evening.




I do remember that, one of my friend's mother used to prepare this Huri Hittu laddu and give it to her kids after they return from school. They used to eat this laddu and come back to play with us in school compound. Those were the really golden days. We had school from 10 to 1 and break for 1 hour and then it starts again from 2 to 5. Then we used to play for an hour and then get back home.
Coming back to these Huri Hittu Unde, in those days people used to clean ragi and then wash it. Dry it in a shade. (Inside the home ). Then dry roast and it pops up a bit. When it cools down they send this roasted ragi to mill and get it powdered. They use it whenever they want it.
They used to prepare Huri hittu in this way. Take some huri hittu flour and then add little coconut and powdered jaggery. Mix it well. Add very little ghee and then give a shape as small laadu/laddu. One laddu is enough to provide energy which is lost during the day. Tummy full and happy kids go back to play for a while. This is how we used to have time in our childhood days. No comparison for these days school and the study. No time to play for the kids and they are fully tired for the day when they come back from school. Feel so sad seeing the kids and their home work and the other work. The proverb say play while play work while work. But where is the time for play these days?
Let us see the recipe now :
I have used some dry fruits like dates, figs, apricots, almonds and dry raisins

Ingredients :

Huri Hittu : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1/2 Cup
Walnuts - 1/4 Cup
Figs : 5 to 6
Apricot : 5 to 6
Dry Raisins : 1 Cup
Dates : 2 to 3 Cups.
Cashew nuts :  5 to 6
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut/Copra : 1 Cup ( One small kobbari/Kopra)

Method :

1. Remove the seeds from dates and keep it aside.
2. Dry grind kobbari/Kopra and put it in a big bowl.

3. Dry grind dates and all the nuts one by one or together.


4. Put it in a big bowl and put ragi huri hittu.

5. Add a tablespoon of ghee and mix it well.

6. Prepare Laddu/laadu by taking handful of dry fruits mixed ragi huri hittu.

7. Arrange them in a big bowl. Let it be there for 10 to 15 minutes.


8. Store them in a airtight bottle or box and serve or eat.

Note :

Use good variety of dates. Use of any nuts are optional. Dry grinding raisins along with other nuts is optional. ( I did dry grind the raisins). It helps to bind the flour tight. Use of ghee is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
15 to 20 Laddus can be prepared.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ragi & Rice Flour Spicy Rotti

Ragi/Finger millet is one of the healthy millet and is used more and more these days. I have prepared Ragi -Rice flour rotti and rotti is loved by many. Ragi Rice flour rotti tastes so Yummy.
Here I have tried Ragi/Finger millet flour and very little amount of rice flour which adds to the taste to rotti. Adding rice flour gives a crisp and yummy taste and it holds the rotti dough in good form.


I have also used botte gourd coconut, ondelag aleaves carrots, ginger and green chilly.

 It is always better to eat home cooked food. Use of spices also should be considered while cooking. Too many spices should not be eaten regularly.
Let us see some benefits of eating " Ginger " in our diet.
Ginger is one of the ancient spices. It is known for its health benefits. Ginger helps to boost bone health, strengthen our immune system. It helps to increase our appetite and prevent cancer. It helps to improve respiratory conditions and good for digestion. It is good for reducing excess gas and helps to relieve pains during menstrual periods in women. Good for nausea and flu. Ginger is known as oldest herbal medicine and used in traditional treatments. It is also good for curing inflammation and diarrhea.
No Onion  OR No Garlic is used in this " Ragi & Rice flour Spicy Rotti". 
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Ragi /Finger Millet  Flour : 2 Cups
Rice Flour : 1/2 Cup
Bottle Gourd : 1/2 of one medium sized Bottle gourd
Carrots : 2 
Green chilly : 1 
Ginger : An inch
Salt : As required 
Cooking Oil : 1/2 Cup
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : One handful.
Ondelaga /Gotukola Leaves : 1 Handful.


Method :


1. Wash and cut curry leaves, ondelaga leaves and coriander leaves.

2. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Dry grind it with washed green chilly and ondelaga leaves.
3. Remove it from the mixi jar. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Wash and remove the outer layer of carrots, bottle gourd and grate it . Keep them aside.
5. Take a big bowl. Add Ragi and rice flour. Add ground ginger,green chilly and ondelaga leaves mixture.
6. Add grated coconut, carrots, cucumber and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.

7. Add salt and mix it well. Add required water and mix it well. Let the dough be little thicker than idli dough. It is easy to spread it on the tava/pan.
8. Leave it for 5 minutes. 

9. Keep a tava/pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil and clean it with a kitchen tissue.
10. Now take a handful of the dough and spread it on the tava in circle shape. 
11. Let it be equal spread. Sprinkle little oil on the top and cover the lid.


12. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle oil and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Let the flame to low and medium. (Or rotti turns as hard and chewy).


13. Remove the rotti from the pan and serve hot rotti with ghee/butter on the top and side dish of your choice;

14. Repeat the same and prepare rotti with remaining dough. 


Note : 

1. It is always better to eat this " Ragi & Rice flour rotti when it is hot. Adding ghee /butter adds to the taste. Use of oil more/less is optional. Use of onions or garlic is optional. Adding 1/2 cup of curd helps the rotti to be soft. Use of more green chilly is optional. You can use red chilly powder. You should cover the rotti while cooking. It helps the rotti to be very soft and cooks quickly. 
Time : 30 Minutes + 10 Minutes for preparations.
Serves : 3 to 4 .