An acquired taste to many, Sanjeeta Kk has a way of making this plant taste delicious.
By Sanjeeta Kk
Finger millet or Ragi is a food ingredient which require an acquired taste, as it is not very appeasing to the palate. The somewhat saw dust taste put off many to even try this most nutritious wholegrain in their cooking. But believe me Finger millet cookies, puttu, cakes and muffins with a pinch of spice and extra flavors will go a long way in making Ragi an appetizing grain.
- 1 cup Ragi of finger millet flour
- 1 tbsp. cornflour powder
- 1 tbsp. All purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar/palm sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 tsp. of curd/yogurt
- Chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- Heat a wok and dry fry the Ragi flour for a few minutes till the raw smell disappear.
- Take a large vessel and add Ragi flour, cornflour, all purpose flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder into it.
- Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Take another vessel and add melted butter, sugar and the curd into it. Mix the wet ingredients till the sugar melts.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry flour mix slowly and mix the whole with hands. Make a hard dough. Grease a baking cookies sheet or line the baking tray with parchment paper.
- Heat oven at 190°C for 10 minutes.
- Make small balls from the dough and arrange them on the cookie sheet. Do not press the balls too much, add the chocolate chips on each cookie.
- Bake the cookies at 190 °C for 12-15 minutes or till done. he Ragi cookies taste wonderful with a cup of hot Tea.
- Chocolate chips really helped me out in making my kids enjoy these wonder-grain Ragi cookies.