Monday, 27 February 2012

Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram

Ragi is very healthy, nutritious and diabetic friendly. This kuzi paniyaram is served as quick healthy lunch for kids or as evening snack.

Ingredients - Serves 6

  • Ragi flour - 1 1/4 cups
  • Bengal gram dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Toor dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 5 nos
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Coriander and curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Soak lentils together in water for 2 hours
  • Grind the soaked lentils along with ginger and chillies
  • Mix ragi flour to the grounded lentils and make it to idli batter consistency by adding water
  • Add roughly chopped coriander & curry leaves to the batter (you can also add raw chopped onions )
  • Mix well with required salt
  • Heat the kuzhi paniyaram pan in medium heat
  • Add few drops of oil in each kuzhi / hole
  • Pour laddleful batter in each kuzhi and allow it to cook for few minutes
  • Flip it to the other side using a spoon or paniyaram stick & cook for another 2 minutes
  • Cook the paniyaram in medium heat or else it will end up dark brown on the outside and half cooked batter on the inside
  • Ragi will take a little extra time to cook evenly
  • Serve hot with any chutney or sambar

Nutritional Information
  • Ragi is rich in Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals.
  • Ragi has low fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat.
  • It is also easy to digest and does not contain gluten
  • Per serving (10 pieces) = 155 calories approximately

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