Ragi is the common name of Finger Millet in Southern part of India. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of ragi in India. This is one of the most nutritious food and one of the easy one to digest. It is rich in calcium and protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. It is low in fat most of which are unsaturated fats. It is rich in protein and fiber. It has the least amount of fat in them.
Ragi is a great source of iron making it beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. Ragi is helpful for development of bones in children. It is also a diabetic food as they contain higher amounts of fiber over other cereals and millets. Diets based on whole finger millet have a lower glycemic response i.e. lower ability to increase blood sugar level. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels.
Ragi is normally consumed in the form of flour-based foods such as roti (unleavened pancake), mudde(stiff porridge/dumpling) and ambli (thin porridge). Ragi can be used to make porridge, upma, cakes, and biscuits. Ragi flour is used to make various Indian preparations like dosas, idlis and ladoos. One famous and tasty recipe of Karnataka is Ragi Malt or Hurihittu.
Today let us learn how to prepare Mudde easily. You can try out my other recipes in Ragi like Instant Ragi Dosa, Ragi Dosa, Hurihittu, Ragi Laddoo.
Ragi Flour 2 cups
Oil ½ tsp
Water 3 cups
Keep water to boil. Now make medium flame and add oil.
Put ragi flour in the centre.
Allow to cook for 2-3 mins.
You will see the boiling water creeping from the sides.
Now lower the flame.
When the water covers ragi flour mix well with the help of a wooden spatula.
Cover the lid and keep for 2 mins.
Switch off the flame.
Transfer ragi mix into a plate.
Press and fold ragi mix with wet hands to make ragi balls soft.
Ragi balls turn soft when you fold hardly.
Make Ragi Ball and serve with sambar.
You can keep ready half cup of boiling water in a glass. If you feel ragi mix is hard you can add little hot water and mix. If ragi mixture is too watery you can add ragi flour and mix. If you follow the above measurement ragi ball comes out perfect.