Thursday, July 12, 2018

Roasted Ragi Flakes Chivda

Ragi, Nachni or "Finger Millet" as called in English has become quite popular these days among people because of its various health benefits. Though it was consumed in ancient times also (especially in South India), however it has recently been popularized again as it is gluten free and helps in weight loss.

It is a rich source of fibre packed with Vitamin D, amino acids and calcium. Many nutritionists consider it to be one of the healthiest grains and beneficial especially for diabetic patients. These days Ragi is available in market in form of flour, cookies, crackers and even flakes. Many people even make ladoos, dosa or porridge using it. In itself Ragi does not have any taste of its own but you get a nice nutty flavour on roasting it. 

In one of my earlier post, I had shared the method of making Roasted Poha Chiwda. I tried making Ragi Chiwda on similar lines using ragi flakes and got perfectly crunchy delicious chiwda. I have used here "Health Sutra" brand Ragi flakes/Poha which I bought from Big basket. You can even buy it from Amazon

"Health Sutra" Ragi Poha/Flakes
Roasted Ragi Chivda is a perfect non-fried snack which you can enjoy without any guilt. The combination of roasted ragi flakes, crunchy peanuts, rich cashews, sweet raisins with curry leaves seasoning is perfect to go with your favourite cup of tea or coffee. You can even carry it with you while travelling as it makes you feel fuller for a longer time because of its rich fibre content. It is made using just one teaspoon of oil. You can use any cooking oil or olive oil and even ghee. The spices can be adjusted as per your own taste. I have used mango powder along with raisins here as it gives a sweet sour flavour to the mixture. Adding mango powder is totally optional.

Hope you would like this Roasted Ragi Flakes Chivda recipe!! :)  Would love to hear your feedback in comments section below.

List of Ingredients:

  • Ragi (Finger Millet) Flakes- 1&1/2 cups
  • Dried Curry Leaves - 10 to 12
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Peanuts-1/4 cup
  • Cashew Nuts-1/4 cup
  • Raisins-1/4 cup
  • Salt- To taste
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder/Black Pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Mango powder-1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Olive Oil/Ghee/Cooking oil-1 tbsp

Steps To Prepare:

Heat a heavy bottomed or non-stick pan. Add Ragi Flakes to it. Roast it for 2-3 minutes till the flakes become crispy and slightly puffed. Keep these roasted ragi flakes aside.

In the same pan, heat oil. Add peanuts and cashews to it . Let them fry on low flame till they become slightly golden in colour. In case you are using fresh curry leaves add them at this step so that they get roasted properly along with nuts.

Add mustard seeds and dried curry leaves to it. Sauté them till the mustard seeds start to splutter.

Add roasted ragi flakes to it. Switch off the flame. Finally add raisins, salt, sugar, mango powder and red chilli powder in pan.

Gently toss the pan so that all ingredients are mixed properly. Let the Chivda/Munchies cool down.

Store Ragi flakes chivda in an air tight container or jar. Carry it while travelling; give in your kids tiffin or enjoy it with your hot cup of tea :)

1 comment:

  1. One of my twins loves a particular meal that we eat in a vegetarian diet, a dish called a crisp fried oatmeal with some tofu pieces. Oatmeal is very good with roasting roots and is very good. Crisp and very soft taste.
    I tried it again, an addition led to another and I ended up creating these healthy oats and flavored with different flakes and some nuts into flakes. If you like, you can call it a delicious museum above all, the Musali wheat flakes, the flakes of corn, the Swiss breakfast made of fruits, nuts and oats.Traditional and festive Boehah Chawota is nothing new to our cooking skills, which is a regular feature of our dry snack list. So if the airport and hotel lobby cleaners dislike it, I'd like to catch up with Booh No Shevda on our trip and outdoors. We can comfortably enjoy it with carpeted floors at these intervals ..
    We can comfortably enjoy it on the ground floor of this interval ... It is a simple snack that can only be done when a fair amount of oil is prepared. Honestly, the healthy Sevada does not appeal to that appeal! How are we okay at home at Bohe Chevro's home? Obviously, nothing about it is special. Some interesting audio holes (bohaha) I have included red rice boa, ragi scales, quick cooking oats, bajra scales, and roasted coconuts. fancy ha ?? Because it is luxurious, you can prepare it as food for your brothers in this ragi time by sharing it here today.
    After all we take care of them ..More serious note, the donors of the ideas that reflect the gifts I want, they hand-tayarikkappataventiya necessary, but the gift recipient's likes and dislikes you take into consideration when it makes you feel loved and cared ... So this season, I have the next two days and you all to share Recipes to try to make myelin.
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