Roasted Ragi Chivda or namkeen is a perfect non-fried healthy snack which you can enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. The combination of roasted ragi flakes, crunchy peanuts, rich cashews, sweet raisins & curry leaves is absolutely heavenly & full of flavours.
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 popularised again as it is gluten free and helps in weight loss.
You can even carry this ragi chivda while travelling as it makes you feel full for longer because of its rich fibre content. Ragi is known to be packed with vitamin D, amino acids and calcium etc. 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 make roti, ladoo, dosa or porridge with it. In itself Ragi does not have any taste of its own but you get a nice nutty flavour on roasting it.
Ingredients to make Ragi Chivda:
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. I have used here “Health Sutra” brand Ragi flakes / Poha which I bought from Big basket. You can even buy it from amazon.
I have used olive oil in making this namkeen or chivda. You can use any other cooking oil or even ghee. Feel free to add any nuts of your choice like almonds, cashews or peanuts etc.
The spices can be adjusted as per your own taste. I have used amchur (dry mango powder) along with raisins here as it gives a sweet sour flavour to the mixture. Adding mango powder is totally optional.
More recipes with ragi:
- Soft Ragi Roti (100% gluten free)
- Instant Ragi Dosa
Hope you would like this Roasted Ragi Flakes Chivda recipe!! 🙂 Would love to hear your feedback in comments section below.
More healthy snacks recipes:
- Roasted Poha Namkeen / Chiwda
- Roasted Peanuts in air fryer
- Roasted Almonds & cashews in air fryer
- Baked Whole Wheat crackers
- Microwave Potato Chips
- Whole Wheat Lavash Crackers
- 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- 1/2 tsp (to taste)
- Sugar- 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder / Black Pepper- 1/2 tsp
- Amchur (Mango powder)- 1/2 tsp (optional)
- Olive Oil / Ghee- 1 tbsp
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 cool down.
Store Ragi flakes chivda in an air tight container or jar. Carry it while travelling, pack in kids lunch box as snack or enjoy it with your hot cup of tea 🙂
As ragi flakes are delicate in texture, don’t toss them too much or vigorously. Always be gentle while mixing or tossing.
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Wow,its so nice.will definitely try it out.
Hope you will like it 🙂
Feels tasty.. surely try it