Sunday, December 15, 2013

Finger Millet Sweet Crispies | Ragi Sweet Crispies | Kezhvaragu Inippu Thattai

Finger Millet Sweet Crispies |Ragi sweet crispies | Kezhvaragu Inippu Thattai is a crispy sweet made with finger millet | ragi flour. I have coined this recipe with a motive to encourage kids to eat  ragi. I have sent this recipe  to  Malligai Magal   and already  got  published in the magazine. The ingredients used in this recipe are  (a) fried gram powder – rich in protein, (b)sesame seeds  – rich in vitamins & minerals and (c)jaggery –rich in iron which are naturally good for everyone. When these healthy ingredients combined with calcium & iron rich ragi, it is needless to say it is a recipe for preparing healthy crispies! So this healthy dish is not only for kids but also for elders, those  with sweet tooth. The crispies prepared can be stored in an air tight container for a week, if you find anything left out! I am sure everyone will like the taste of it and the dish will get vanished in no time.

Let us go for the recipe!

  • Ragi flour – 1 cup
  • Fried gram powder (Porikadalai Powder) – ½ cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Coconut gratings – 2 tbsp
  • White Sesame seeds (Til seeds) – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – for deep frying

  1. In a heavy bottomed kadai, dry roast ragi flour until you get nice aroma and allow  it to cool.
  2. Sieve  ragi flour and fried gram powder together and transfer the sieved flour to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In the mean time, melt jaggery in half cup of water and filter the impurities. Heat jaggery syrup in a kadai until it reaches bubble consistency and allow it to cool.
  4. Add sesame seeds, coconut gratings, cardamom powder to the sieved flour and mix well. Add jaggery syrup little by little, mixing the flour together thereby forming a stiff dough as we do for Poori.
  5. Divide the dough into equal small  lemon sized balls. Grease a plastic sheet/ zip lock bag with oil. Place a ball on the greased sheet, flatten the ball by pressing  with your fingers into very thin, flat disc (like thattai). Prick it with fork on both sides and transfer this to a large plate. Repeat the same for the rest of the balls and keep it aside.
  6. In a wide bottomed pan, add required oil for deep frying and heat the oil. When the oil is hot, turn the heat to simmer, gently drop the crispies, some 3 to 4, depending on the size of the kadai. Fry them in simmer, by turning the crispies both sides until done i.e the bubbles from the crispies subside completely.
  7.  Remove the crispies from the oil and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  8. Allow them to cool and store in an air container.

Your healthy finger millet crispies are ready to serve! Enjoy eating healthy snack made of millets!!