Nanchani/ Ragi Dhudhali

Ragi / nanchono which was very much a staple food in our traditional diets has now made a comeback as a super food after researchers have confirmed the very many health benefits of this grain . So let’s enjoy eating this delicious dhudhali using ragi and be benefitted too .This recipe and pictures are courtesy my FB Friend – Veena Nayak‎ akka .

Ingredients :-

  • Ragi /Nanchono – 3/4 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Grated Jaggery – 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom / elaichi powder – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp

Method :-

  1. Wash the ragi well removing impurities if any .Soak it for 2 hours .
  2. After two hours – drain the ragi and add in a mixer jar . also add the grated coconut and 3 cups of water to grind .
  3. Grind the mixture well and then strain it .Use a filter to strain it . Collect the milk in another vessel .
  4. Add some more water to the strained ragi .
  5. Grind well and again strain it . Collect the milk again . And remove the strained remnants .
  6. Add the milk to a non stick or heavy bottomed kadai .
  7. Add the jaggery , mix well & cook stirring continuously.
  8. Add the cardamom powder & continue cooking on medium flame stirring all the time – till it starts to thicken .
  9. Switch off when it starts to leaves the sides & has thickened .
  10. Grease a plate and pour the mixture on it . Flatten to a smooth finish with a greased spatula .
  11. Allow to cool to room temperature . Cut into desired shapes .
  12. Enjoy this delicious dhudhali with your dear ones .

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