Showing posts with label Ragi. Show all posts
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Friday, January 3, 2020

Ragi & Nuts Laddu

Ragi and Nuts laddu is a sweet dish and you can  relish these laddu in the morning as energy booster.

Ragi & Nuts Laddu has lots of dates, almonds, cashews, little figs and very little ghee. I have also used fresh rose petals which we get from our home garden. It has turned the laddu very tasty.
I tried these laddu for taking it for travelling and also packed some to give it for my sisters. Laddu is good to bite at any time of the day and provides good energy to stay cheerful whole day.

Let us see some benefits of eating dates in our diet.

Dates are very nutritious. They are a source of antioxidants. They can help to reduce blood pressure.
Dates are good for brain health.They are good for bone health. They are rich in fiber. They are rich in antioxidants. They help in controlling the blood sugar level. They are good natural sweetener.
No Sugar or jaggery added in this Ragi&Nuts Laddu.
 It is good for any age group. Good to pack for kids snack, ladies day out, travel and picnics.
Used a pack of dates instead of sugar or jaggery.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Ragi flour : 1/2 Cup
Dates : 500 Grams.
Almonds : 1/2 Cup.(20 to 25).
Cashews : 2 Tbs
Coconut : 1 Cup (5 to 6 tbs).
Rose petals : 2 Rose flowers.
Gasagase/ Poppy Seeds : 1 Tbs full.
Figs : 3 to 4
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Take out the seeds from dates and put it in a pan. Keep on the fire and stir slowly. As you stir,  hot dates turn soft. You must do it on low flame, so that it does not get burnt.


2. Grate coconut. Cut almonds and cashews in to small pieces.


3. Dry roast 1/2 cup of Ragi flour and put it in a big bowl.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add dates and stir slowly till they turn soft.


5. Put off the fire and take out the dates to a big bowl.
6. Add grated coconut to a pan and dry roast. Add poppy seeds and roast for a minute.


7. Take it out and put it to a big bowl. Cut figs into small pieces and add it to dates mixture.


8. Just stir rose petals in that hot pan. (No need to be kept on fire). Add this to a big bowl).


9. Now kneed dates nicely.
10. now add roasted coconut, poppy seeds, cut almonds and mix it slowly while you kneed dates.


11. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put 2 tbs of ghee and fry cashews nicely till it turns golden brown.

12. Add this fried cashews with ghee to dates bowl and kneed it again to get good form of sweet ball.


13. See that all the ingredients mixes well.


14. Take a handful of the mixture and make laddu. Laddu is ready to serve.


15. Serve or eat as you like and keep the rest in a box.


 Note :
When you stir dates it turns soft and it is easy to smash it to soft texture. No sugar or jaggery is added here. You can powder almonds and add it to the Laddu. Adding pieces of almonds taste better. (Optional). Adding coconut is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves  30 Laddus can be prepared. ( According to the size you want).
Time : 30 Minutes.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Walnuts-Ragi - dates - Almonds Laddu

Laddus / Unde /Laadu is one of the best sweet and these Walnuts -Ragi-Dates - Almonds are the yummy laddu which is loaded with nutritious and health properties. These laddus can be eaten with breakfast and is full of vitamins and minerals.


I have used little almonds, 3 to 4 figs, a fistful of raisins, 1 bowl of walnuts (200 gr), a pack of dates.

Dates are smashed with fistful of raisins and mixed with powdered other ingredients.
No cooking on fire here. Just dry grind it and mix it well. See that dates are well ripen and it can be smashed easily.
These laddu can be eaten with breakfast, send it to kids snack box, picnics, ladies kitty party, one dish party, travelling, tours etc.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Dry roast :
Ragi/Finger Milelt : 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds : 2 Tbs

To Dry grind :
Badam /Almonds : 10 to 15
Walnuts : 200 grams
Figs : 4 to 5
Cardamom : 5 to 6

To Add :
Dates : 500 Gr
Raisins : 1 Small cup /1 fistful

Method :

1. Dry roast ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds. Let it cool.


2. Dry grind walnuts, almonds, cardamoms and figs.



3. Remove the seeds from dates.
4. Take a big bowl and add dates and raisins.


5. Smash it nicely and add powdered almonds mixture, walnuts powder and mix it well.


6. Add dry roasted ragi/finger millet and poppy seeds.
7. Mix all the ingredients nicely and take a small portion of the mixture.


8. Prepare laddu by pressing the mixture in your palm.


9. Laddu is ready to serve.




Note :

Do not add any water while preparing Laddu. You can add little ghee. (I have not added).
Walnuts helps to hold the powder tightly. Dates provide the moisture content.
Time : 35 to 40 Minutes
Shelf life : 1 Week or little more days.
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddus. (The size should be small).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Spring Onion Mixed Flour Chapati

Spring Onion Mixed flour Chapati has turned so well and the taste was good. So give a try and enjoy some yum spring onion chapatis.


I have used wheat flour, ragi /finger millet flour, little garam masala powder, chilly powder and jeera powder.
These Spring Onions are grown in our pot nicely and I am happy for getting home grown spring onions.\
Let us know about the benefits of using Spring Onions in our diet.

Spring Onions are good source of Vitamin C and Calcium. They ar rich in dietary fiber and Vitamins A and B6, iron and minerals like copper, phosphorous, potassium and manganese. They are rich in antioxidant and anti fungal properties. They help in balancing cholesterol level in our body.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Ragi/Finger Milellet flour : 2 Cups
Spring Onions : 1 Bowl (1 small bundle).
Jeera Powder /cumin seeds powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : As required
Ghee : 2 Tsps
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut spring onion leaves and the bulbbs into small.



2. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, Ragi flour, salt, garam masala powder, jeera powder and  ghee.
3. Add cut spring onion and mix it nicely. Add required water and prepare dough.


4. Kneed the dough well and divide into small portions.


5. Take a small portion of the dough and roll into chapati.


6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled chapati on hot tava and cook.
7. Sprinkle some oil on the top. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.


8. Now Spring onion Chapatis are ready to serve.


9. Repeat the same with remaining chapatis.


10. Serve Mixed flour Chapatis with the side dish of your choice.

Note :

Cut spring onions into small pieces. Adding more ragi flour is optional. 2 cups Rag flour and 1 cup wheat flour.
Adding more ghee is optional. No need to fry the leaves. It adds to the taste and good for health too.
Adding more spice is optional.
Use of ghee while cooking chapatis is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Almonds - Oats - Ragi Laddu

Laddu/Laadu/Unde as we call it a sweet round ball of different healthy ingredients like jaggery or sugar, ghee and other ingredients. I always prepare varieties of laddu, and I do give it to our relatives and friends. Here I have prepared Rag and Oats laddu with dry fruits like almonds and raisins.
I have used Oats, almonds, raisins, ragi flour/finger millet flour and jaggery.


Oats are very rich in fiber and good for diet. Almonds filled with minerals and vitamins. Ragi flour is gluten free and good iron content.Raisins are best dry fruit and loaded with good health benefits. Jaggery provides energy and take care of our health.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Sesame Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Oats : 250 Grams
Ragi /Finger Millet flour : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1 Small Cup
Raisins : 1 Small Cup
Jaggery : 1 1/2 Cups
Ghee : 1 Small Cup
Dates : 1 Big Bowl

Method :

1. Dry roast sesane seeds,  finger millet and Oats till the raw smell disappear. (Dry roast in low flame).


2. Dry grind Almonds, sesame seeds, Oats separately and remove it to a big bowl.



3. Powder Jaggery and keep it aside.
Remove the seeds from dates and smash the dates and see that it turns as one bundle.

3.Keep a pan and put powdered jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Let it melt completely.
4. Sieve the liquid jaggery and keep it aside.

5. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put cleaned jaggery and stir till it turns into one string consistency.
6. Add raisins and mix it well and stir for  a minute.


7. Put powdered Oats, Almonds and dry roasted Ragi/Finger Millet. Mix the ingredients nicely.
8. Pour jaggery mixture on the top of Ragi - Oats - Almonds powder. Do not pour at once. (
Add it little by little).


9. Add a cup of ghee and mix the ingredients nicely.

10. Take a small amount of laddu mixture and give a laddu shape. ( Round Ball shape).


11. Repeat the same and prepare all the laddu. Let it cool completely.


12. Store in a air tight box. Eat or Serve as you wish to.

Note :

The jaggery consistency should be Little more than one string consistency. Adding any nuts on the top is optional. Frying raisins in ghee is optional. I have used it with out frying. Use of more ghee is optional. You can add little more melted ghee, if you feel that laddu mixture is dry and not able to prepare laddu. (If it dries up it breaks while you are making laddu).
You can also use organic joni bella to prepare the laddu. No need to clean it.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Laddus.

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