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Ragi and Ragi flour is considered to be the most natural and unrefined cereals which aids in weight loss. Ragi has wide range of health benefits and it is highly nutritious packed with full of calcium, iron, Protein and other minerals. So we can simple call the ragi as a “Wonder grain” :-)

Since the days with my grandfather we consider Ragi as the most staple food for our breakfast either in the form of Kazhi (Ragi balls), Koozhu (Porridge), Pakoda (Pakaorars), Ragi milk for Infants and many more….. But the health benefits of these traditional grains were not concerned all these years and now the era of healthy grains has again picked up its space of health concern among the people. Though cereals/grain are loaded with abundant health benefits, sprouted form of them has add-on benefits. Here is the basic stepwise pictures to make powder of sprouted ragi which can be used in variety of dishes you prepare.

Also Indians are found to be the highest producer of Ragi (Finger millet)

 

 

Ingredients :

Ragi or Sprouted Ragi –  1 cup

Click the link to know about How to sprout a grain/cereal

 

Method of Preparation :

  1. Soak the ragi for 8 hours and drain the water.
  2. Allow it to sprout using any airtight container or hot case or even using a cloth
  3. Spread on a thick towel.
  4. Let it dry under fan for sometime and air dry till the moisture content goes off.
  5. Heat a thick kadai and dry roast in low flame
  6. Whe  you get a fine aroma put off the flame.
  7. Cool down, grind to fine powder and store in air tight container.

Stepwise Picture for making Sprouted Ragi Flour :

1.Take the sprouted Ragi.

click link to know “How to sprout” “Sprouting in Hot pack/hot case

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2. Spread on thick towel and dry under fan
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3. Then dry under shade until moisture leaves offIMG_6711

4. Take the sprouts in bowlIMG_6716

5. Dry roast in thick panIMG_6719

6. Roast until you get fine aromaIMG_6730

7. Spread on paper and Allow it to cool downIMG_6733

8.Transfer into blenderIMG_6735

9. Grind into fine powderIMG_6736

10. Store in air tight container.IMG_6742

11. I usually use a scoop to make porridge for my son’s breakfast.IMG_6751

NOTE :

  • First dry the sprout well under the fan and let it dry completely without any moisture.
  • Roast in low flame
  • I generally  do not use plain milk, even any of the store bought health supplements instead I use this as replacement of all these.
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