Ragi and rice flour balls served with Sambhar or Averakai Huli.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 persons
Ragi flour - 1 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Butter - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cook the rice in salted water till well done and soft.
On low heat add ragi flour into the pot of rice, little by little, stirring briskly to prevent lumps.
Cook this mixture on low heat for two minutes.
Mash the mixture while adding the ghee.
Take the mixture out on a plate and allow to cool slightly.
Apply a little ghee on your palm and roll the mixture to make balls of ragi.
Serve the ragi with sambhar (lentil based vegetable stew) or averakai huli (flat bean curry).
VARIATIONS : Quantity of rice can be reduced or rice can be excluded.
HEALTH BENEFITS :
Because of its high nutritional value, Ragi can be placed at the pinnacle of food grains. The cereal is gluten-free and highly suitable for those who are gluten or lactose intolerant. Ragi is loaded with calcium, helps in controlling diabetes, reverts skin ageing, battles anemia, relaxes the body, helps in weight loss.