Monday 15 April 2013

Ragi Kanji/Ragi Malt/Kelvaragu Kanji Recipe

Ragi kanji is a very healthy way to start your day. This is a perfect porridge even for small babies. I used to give this to my girl when she was 6 months, she was lactose intolerant. So I used to substitute milk with yogurt (thayir) and no sugar, just salt. When you start for your babies, give small quantities and gradually increase the amount. Later on when they turn older like 12 months or above you can start with the sathu maavu kanji available in shops or make it at home as well.

I grew up on ragi kanji when I was a kid, now my kids are having it. Even now me and my husband have it at least two or three times a week for breakfast.

Here’s how to make Ragi Malt…

Ragi flour
2-3 tsp
½ cup
¾ to 1 cup
1 tsp
One pinch
Cardamom powder(elachai)
One pinch (optional)
For garnishing(optional)
Preparation Time: Less 2 minutes                       Recipe Category: Breakfast
Cooking Time: Less than 10 minutes                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

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In a heavy bottomed dish, mix the ragi flour with water without any lumps. Now boil this mixture in the stove on low flame. Keep stirring so that it does not form lumps.

When it starts to become thick and fully cooked, add the milk, cardamom powder and sugar. Stir well for another 2 min, keep stirring continuously and switch off the stove.
Finally garnish with almonds and serve it hot.

How to make Ragi flour???

Ragi flour is available in shops, but if you have time you can make it very easily.
Wash and soak the ragi for some time and drain it. There should be no water. Now tie it muslin cloth for at least 10 to 12 hours to form sprouts. When totally dried grind it.

There are other ways of making ragi flour with other grains for morning breakfast, I am likely to post it in another post.

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  1. Super healthy and definitely satisfying delicious kanji..

  2. I have never even heard of this type of food! love learning new recipes and new ways of eating! thank you!! my kids usually have oatmeal or eggs for breakfast.
    ! am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  3. very nice n healthy... thanks for participating on my event....

  4. Thank you very much all of you for the wonderful comments.

  5. மிகவும் ஆரோக்யமான சத்தான உணவு. மோர் க்லந்து சேசாக உப்புப்போட்டு குடித்தால் ஜோராக இருக்கும். நான் அடிக்கடி விரும்பி சாப்பிடுவேன். சர்க்கரை நோயாளிகளுக்கு மிகவும் நல்லது. பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி.

  6. Healthy & nutritious drink, though I am not a fan of it :D

  7. Healthy appetizing drink dear, I like the spicy version of it more :)

  8. hii my baby is 5 months old..did you sieve the flour before making the porridge?

    1. Hi Jyothi,
      You need not sieve the flour, but if you want to then you can surely sieve it. Here's another ragi kanji flour that you can make at home, which I grew up on and also I am giving for my kids.
      Thanks for contacting,pls keep visiting


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