Raagi are the most nutritious food and one of the easy one to digest. Its rich in calcium, protein and also have a good amount iron and many more health benefits. It is known as one of the popular food among diabetic patients. Its is said that having ragi with buttermilk removes heat from the body. Yes it is true. Now coming back with the recipe -'' Ragi appo's'' a healthy treat for a sweet lovers :) We usually prepare ragi porridge, ragi idly plus dosa, ragi puttu which are all comfort tummy full foodies. My motherinlaw and I wanted to try some different dish which looks unique, easy and filling. Thus ended up finally with this lip smacking delight.
In this recipe I have used instant raagi powder which is indeed when mix with warm water makes somwhat sticky, so in order to look it firm I added milk and wheat flour. I would like to mention that quantity of water which I have mentioned is approximate. According to consistency, add more or less :) Hey guys, one more tip is you can add fried coconut small piece into the batter. Just will just double its taste :)
1 Cup Raagi powder.
1/2 Cup Coconut.
1 Cup Jaggery( more or less)
1 Ripe Banana.
3 Powdered Cardamons.
1/2 Cup Wheat flour.
1/2 Cup warm water or plus.
1/4 Cup of milk.
Pinch of cardamom powder.
First drop in ragi into bowl. Mix warm water and stir well. Leave it for about half an hour just to get off its raw flavour.
Meanwhile grind coconut, jaggery and banana with milk for about 2 min in a blender. Then pour it into ragi mixture and stir. Then drop in wheat flour and atlast sprinkle them with cardamom pd & a teaspoon of ghee. If the consistency is too thick then add water as needed. Let the batter be sit for about 2 hours.
Smear the paniyaram griddle with oil.. Pour a spoonful of batter and fry till they turn into golden brown colour. Cook it on low heat till it gets cooked and turns crispy. Slowly turn them over and cook on other side as well.