This is a very tasty and healthy snack made out of ragi (finger millet). The best part about this dish is that it can be made with very little effort and can be stored up to a day in a refrigerator.
I first tasted Ragi Puttu in my friends house and I liked it very much. I took the recipe from her and slightly modified it as per my preferences.
I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed sharing the recipe with you.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time : 30-35 min
Total time : 40-45 min
Makes : 2-3 cups
- Ragi flour – 1 cup
- Palm sugar or Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
- Ghee – 2 tsp
- Salt – 1 pinch
- Water – 1/3 cup
- Elaichi/cardamom – 1 tsp
- Roasted almonds and cashew nuts – 1/4 cup
- Coconut grated – 1 tbsp
Here both Step by Step text procedures with images and Video procedures are provided.
Step 1: Take ragi flour in a bowl. Mix the salt in the water and add the mixture to the ragi flour.
Step 2: Rub the flour thoroughly to ensure that no lumps are formed.
Step 3: The consistency should be such that if the flour is held tightly between the fingers it should stay and should crumble when released.
Step 4: Place the flour in a muslin cloth and steam it for 30-35 minutes on medium flame.
Step 5: After 30-35 minutes, remove the steamed ragi flour and check to see if it has cooked. If the colour has changed to dark brown then it indicates that it is cooked.
Step 6: Sieve the steamed ragi flour when it is hot to remove lumps, if any. Alternatively, you can run it in the blender to remove the lumps.
Step 7: Add the sugar while the steamed ragi flour is still hot. The sugar will melt in the heat and blend in with the ragi flour.
Step 8: Next add the cardamom/elaichi powder.
Step 9: Then add the roasted cashews and almonds, ghee and finally the grated coconut. Mix well.
Step 10: Allow the puttu to cool. Yummy and healthy ragi puttu is ready to be served.
P.S: In case you prefer the puttu to be sweeter, then you can increase the quantity of sugar suitably.
The following video provides the procedures for making Ragi puttu.