Ragi or finger millet is a very healthy grain which is mostly used in villages of South India. The people here make different recipes using ragi like ragi balls, ragi porridge, etc. We should include ragi in our diet as it is rich in calcium and it aids in weight loss. This wonder grain is also gluten free and it has low glycemic index. This helps people with diabetes to control their blood sugar.
We generally make mor kazhi or koozh using rice flour. But I have tried making it using ragi flour. This is a very healthy dish as it is cooked in buttermilk and we use sesame / gingelly oil to cook this. This takes twenty minutes of your cooking time.
Many of my readers constantly asked me to post some diabetic friendly recipes. So here I have posted a Ragi Mor Koozh
Ragi Mor Koozh / Ragi Mor Kazhi / Finger Millet Buttermilk Porridge
- Ragi Fllour - 1 cup
- Thick sour Curd or Yogurt - 1 cup
- Water - 3 cups
- Salt - 1 tsp. or as needed
- Mor Milagai / Sun Dried Green Chillies - 5 or 6
- Gingelly / Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp.
- Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp.
- Ured Dhal - 1 tsp.
- Channa Dhal - 1 tsp.
- Asafoetida - ¼ tsp.
- Curry Leaves - a handful
- Take curd in a vessel and whisk the curd.
- Now add three cups of water and required salt to it and mix well.
- Now slowly add the ragi flour and mix well without forming lumps.
- In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds.
- When it splutters, add urad dhal, channa dhal, asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for a minute in low flame.
- Now you can add the ragi mixture and bring to boil by stirring.
- When it boils, keep in slow flame and mix in between till the mixture becomes thick and comes round the pan.
- Switch off the flame and transfer into a greased plate.
- When cooled cut into desired shape.