Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ragi (Red Millet Flour) Balls - Sankati

This is very tasty and very quick to make. Use it at least once or twice a week instead of rice. Great even in the lunch box.

- Mix one cup of Red Millet flour in a bowl with one cup of cold water. It will be of a smooth batter form

- Bring 2 to 2.25 cups of water to a boil in a cooking pot

- Reduce the flame (to avoid splattering when you add the ragi)

- Pour the ragi batter in the hot water and stir continuously

- In a minute or two, the flour thickens and becomes the consistency of bread dough

- Remove from the pan

- You can eat this with any of the Rice or Roti side dishes

Note: Traditionally in Southern India, we eat this with Sambar and Yogurt. This has a few drawbacks. One, you will not be able to use it freqently since you cannot eat with "everything". The biggest drawback is, it becomes too much protein of different types and hence hard to digest for people with weak digestive systems. Try with other vegetable side dishes and eat this frequently for lunch and dinner.

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