If you are someone who is on a health kick lately, then ragi is one grain that you should definitely add to your diet! Also known as finger millet, this whole grain is fibre-rich and filled with protein. Even experts agree that this grain is very good for the body and has multiple health benefits. Dr Ritika Samaddar, Dietitian at Max Hospital in New Delhi says, "Because of its high nutritional value, Ragi can be placed at the pinnacle of food grains. The cereal is gluten-free and highly suitable for those who are gluten or lactose intolerant." But, how can we cook with ragi? What recipes should we follow to add ragi to our daily lunch? Fret not; we have got your back! We have found fun and delicious ways you can enjoy eating ragi for lunch and even dinner.
5 Ways To Add Ragi To Your Daily Lunch Menu:
1. Ragi Dosa
Just because a dish is healthy, doesn't mean it can't get healthier! That is exactly what happens in ragi dosa. The batter of the dosa is made with ragi, rice flour and curd, and the dosa's texture is just as crispy as normal dosa!
2. Ragi Khichdi
Giving a twist to traditional khichdi and making it more nutritious, here is a recipe for ragi khichdi that involves various other nutritious ingredients like moong dal, rice and some seasonings like cumin seeds, garam masala and more.
3. Ragi Roti
Rather than making rotis with atta or maida, why not make it with ragi? Making ragi rotis is very similar to making the normal roti we eat every day. These rotis have an added twist of seasoning with curry leaves, red chilli powder and more spices.
4. Ragi Pizza
Who doesn't love pizza? It is the go-to fast food for people of all ages! While pizza is known for being unhealthy, we Indians have found a way to make it healthier by adding ragi to the mix! The dough is made with boiled sweet potatoes and ragi flour.
5. Ragi Mudde
This South Indian delicacy is a staple of Karnataka and is known to be nutritious and protein-rich! The muddes are enjoyed by dunking the ragi balls in rasam or sambhar. The best part about this recipe is it is steamed, not fried!
Try out these delicious ragi recipes and let us know in the comments section how you liked them!