A RECIPE FOR HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS RAGI COOKIES

By team Atulyaa


Nowadays people are becoming health conscious and are consuming healthy food.

Ragi is, in fact, a favorable fibre rich Indian food that serves as an alternative to other routine cereal and grain crops and has many health benefits.


Health benefits:

  • Boosts respiratory health.

  • Help protect your heart.

  • Improve the digestive system.

  • It helps in detoxifying the body.

  • Improve muscle and nerve health.

  • It helps to increase energy levels.

  • Leads to stronger bones and stronger teeth.

  • It helps to prevent iron deficiency.

Nutritional details:

Nutrition value in a 100g serving of ragi flour.


RAGI COOKIE RECIPIE:


Ingredients:

  1. Ragi flour - 1/2 cup

  2. Wheat flour - 1/2 cup

  3. Powdered organic jaggery - 1/2 cup

  4. Cold butter 100 grams - 1/2 cup

  5. Baking powder - 1 tsp

  6. Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

  7. Milk - 2 tbsp (to knead the dough)

Preparing the cooker for baking cookies:


  • Take a pressure cooker and spread a layer of salt (about 1 inch) inside the cooker.

  • Then keep an idli stand inside the cooker and preheat it on a high flame for about 10 minutes.·

  • Grease the idli stand with butter and keep it ready.

Method:

  1. In a non- stick pan, roast ragi flour on low flame until you get a nice aroma of roasted ragi. (This will help to remove the raw smell or taste of the flour).

  2. Transfer it into a bowl and let it cool.

  3. In another mixing bowl, sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour, and baking powder.

  4. Cut butter into small pieces and add them to the sieved flour.

  5. Mix well with your fingers until the mixture becomes crumbly.

  6. Add powdered jaggery and mix well.

  7. Add 2 tbsp of milk and bind the dough. (If you feel that the dough is still dry, you can add more milk).

  8. Refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle wheat flour on a platform and roll out the dough. (The rolled out dough should not be too thin or too thick).

  10. Using a lid or cookie cutter, cut desired shapes.

  11. Place the biscuits on the greased idli tray and put the tray in the cooker (close the lid without gasket and weight whistle).

  12. Bake the cookies on a low flame for about 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits start browning slightly.

  13. After that, remove the cookies gently and allow them to cool down.

Storage: Once they are cooled, you can store them in an airtight container.


Nutrition Value:

3 biscuits: 113 calories, fat 4 gm, Protein 2 gm, fibre 3 gm.