Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a whole grain filled with fibre and protein. One of the forgotten ancient millets, ragi has now resurfaced as one of the most popular desi superfoods
Anyone who is on a healthy-eating spree or is a fitness enthusiast keeps on looking for healthier alternatives to everything on the plate. If you are someone who relates to it, we’ve got one healthy grain you should definitely be adding to your meals.
Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a whole grain filled with fibre and protein. One of the forgotten ancient millets, ragi has now resurfaced as one of the most popular desi superfoods. The grain is now renowned for being nutritionally rich and is hailed by experts too. A good source of calcium, protein, and iron, these deep red pearls definitely deserve some more popularity. It is also gluten free, cheap and easily accessible, which makes it a great healthy alternative for anyone, considering it also has thirty times as much calcium as rice, more than ten times as much fibre and the nutrients in these millets are also easily absorbable.
Originating from Karnataka, ragi is the Kannada name for red millet, which is quite popular in the state’s households. While the health benefits of ragi make it a great addition to our diet, ever wondered how we can cook with ragi? Well, for your regular meals you can easily make some khichdi, rotis, and dosas, besides other Indian breads. But we are here to satiate your sweet tooth with some ragi-based desserts. We have found fun and delicious ways you can enjoy eating ragi for desserts. Here are a few.
1. Ragi Ladoo
Quick, delicious, and protein-rich, these iron-rich balls made with ragi flour, jaggery, nuts, and seeds can be a healthy addition to your diet. Planning a festive spread? Make your spread a tad bit healthy with these ladoos on the table. These are not just healthy, quick and easy but also super delicious.
2. Ragi Halwa
A super healthy sweet treat made with millets, jaggery, raisins, cashews, and cardamom - all the ingredients that are super nutritious and adds a punch of flavour to the decadent halwa.
3. Ragi Malpua
Give your regular malpuas a break, and try this healthy version of one of the most popular Indian sweets. Made with ragi flour, whole wheat and oats, these malpuas are sure to give your diet a huge protein kick.
4. Ragi Chocolate Cake
Who can say no to a spongy, moist chocolate cake? And when we have a healthy cake to devour, there is absolutely no reason to control your cravings. The healthy secret ingredients like ragi flour and organic jaggery are just what you need for your cheat meal.
5. Ragi Cookies
Give your boring cookies a healthy, vegan yet delicious makeover with these quick, easy and super crisp ragi cookies. Perfect to go with your evening cup of tea or coffee. The combination of wheat flour and ragi flour give these cookies a great dose of health.