Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai | Ragi Mani Kozhukattai | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

 Ragi is the richest and most natural  source of calcium among plant foods and  it helps strengthen our bones. Thus ragi helps keep bone problems at bay and could reduce risk of fractures as well. Ragi has a much higher amount of dietary fiber compared to white rice and other grains. This makes it the best choice in grains for people trying to lose weight. 

This Kozhukattai recipe is very healthy and can be made as after school snack also. This festival season, try making this delicious and nutritious Kozhukattai .

With just a handful of ingredients, this dish can be made so quickly. You can shape the dumplings in the shape of your choice.

Recipe Courtesy : Ms. Saraswathi Asokan

Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai :

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4-6
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1 cup Ragi flour
1/4 cup fresh coconut ( grated)
1 tablespoon moong dal ( You can use split and husked green gram or split green gram)
handful of cilantro leaves ( finely chopped)
salt to taste

For tempering :

2 teaspoons oil ( I used sesame oil)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon channa dal
1/2 teaspoon urad dal 
1 -2 green chillies ( finely chopped) 
1 sprig curry leaves ( finely chopped)

Method :

1. Add the dal in boiling hot water and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

2. Drain the water and set aside the dal.
3. In a wide bowl, add the ragi flour, salt, coconut and cilantro .

4. Heat a small pan or kadai with oil and temper with ingredients given for the same.
5. Add it to the bowl and mix well.
6. Now add water little by little and make a smooth and stiff dough. 

7. Take small portions of the dough and roll to make balls.

8. Place them in a greased portion of the steamer and steam cook for 8-9 minutes or till the time it is well cooked.

Chef tip : Ragi balls turn darker in colour and glossy. An indication that it is well cooked . 

Your healthy and delicious Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai is ready. You can serve it with coconut chutney or sambar.

Ragi Ammini Kozhukatta

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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