Ragi Kozhukattai Recipe

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Ragi Kozhukattai is a healthy variation of the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi Kozhukattai. Ragi is an extremely nutritious grain rich in iron, protein and minerals.  This is a healthy twist to the regular modaks.

Ragi Kozhukattai

Ingredients:

  • Ragi Flour –  2 cups
  • Jaggery – 6 – 8 tblsp
  • Water as Required
  • Cardamom Powder – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 5 tsp

For the Stuffing:

  • Grated Coconut – 1 1/2 cups
  • Sesame Seeds – 2 to 4 tblsp, Roasted
  • Jaggery  – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder –  a pinch

Method:

  • To prepare the outer shell, heat a pan and add  little water to dissolve the jaggery.
  • Add the grated jaggery and let it completely dissolve in water .
  • Filter the jaggery water and keep it aside.
  • To another pan, add ghee and melt it.
  • Reduce the flame, add the ragi flour and roast it.
  • After a nice aroma, switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  • Heat water in a pan and add them to the ragi flour.
  • Keep stirring and pour water gradually.
  • Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • When the flour turns sticky, add ghee and cardamom powder to it and mix well.
  • Bring this mixture to boil in low flame to remove excess water.
  • Cook until the mixture leaves the side of the pan.
  • Add the jaggery syrup and cook in low flame only.
  • Keep stirring until the water is absorbed.
  • Switch off the flame and cover it.
  • Cool the mixture completely and knead them to a soft dough.
  • To make the stuffing, add the grated jaggery and water to a pan.
  • Dissolve them completely and filter them.
  • Heat it again,add the grated coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Cook until the mixture turns thick and forms like solid.
  • Remove from flame and add the roasted sesame seeds.
  • To make the kozhukattai, from the prepared dough, make small balls and flatten them.
  • Keep the stuffing inside and seal them.
  • Steam them in the idly steamer for 10 minutes.
  • Do not over them since the ragi flour is already cooker well.
  • Serve them hot.

 

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