Lazy Sunday wishes to you all! After a long long time, I could sleep till late this morning. And then this quicky brekkie happened – Mixed Veggie Ragi (Nachni) Appe/Paniyarams with two chutneys – a sweet coconut chutney and mixed daal spicy chutney. Please donot confuse Ragi with Ragu which is popularly used in Pasta.
Ragi (also known as Finger Millet) is a true superfood which is known to very few people. It is packed with calcium, fibre, iron, protein, and other minerals. This cereal manifests low fat and is rich in unsaturated fat. It is easily digestible and free from gluten. Some benefits of Ragi for those looking at a healthy lifestyle:
- Ragi is good source of calcium and helps consolidating bones for growing children and aging person.
- Ragi is packed with amino acid – tryptophan which reduces the appetite and thus keeps weight under control
- The phytochemicals found in ragi helps control blood sugar level specifically in diabetes condition.
- This food is also equipped with Methionine and amino acids Lecithin and help in reducing cholesterol level by warding off excess fat found in liver
- Ragi is a packed with natural Iron. It helps in providing a constant and regular iron supplement to the body
Ingredient for 2 people:
- Ragi Flour – 100gms
- Idli Batter – 100gms (if not Rice Flour)
- Mixed Veggies – 1 bowl (grated carrots, green chillis, coriander leaves, chopped onions, green peas, chopped spinach)
- Salt as per taste
- 1 Teaspoon Oil
- Appe Patra/ Aebleskiver Pan
- Mix the ragi flour with idli batter/rice flour with water to make a smooth consistency with no lumps – not very liquidy. Add all the veggies and salt as per taste
- In the Appe Patra, add 1 drop oil in each of the mould and add mixture to each of the moulds
- Cook on each side for 5 mins on low flame
- Serve it hot with a chutney of your choice