Winter diet is all about warming foods. Many foods that are too heavy to eat and digest in summer are welcomed in our winter menu. Ragi is one of the healthiest foods out there, and there is no better time that winter to reap in its various benefits. Here we listed out some recipes that will help you include this wondrous grain in the most important meal of the day - breakfast. If you haven't tried ragi yet, you must know that it imparts a strong nutty taste to the meals, and make them all the better, in every way.
Also known as Finger Millet or Nachni in North India, ragi is touted as a health-benefitting whole grain that must be included in one's diet. Dietitian Dr. Ritika Samaddar says "Ragi has a high nutritional value. It is gluten-free and can easily be included in breakfast meals."
Here Are 7 Ragi Recipes To Try For Breakfast:
1. Ragi Chilla
Ditch besan flour and make your favourite chilla with fibre-rich ragi flour. The recipe remains more or less the same. Don't forget to add in onions and tomatoes to balance the strong flavour of ragi. Click here for the recipe.
2. Ragi Wheat Bread
Bread remains a staple of breakfast menu across the globe. If you like your bread healthier, this ragi wheat bread is just perfect. It also has the winter green - spinach - in it. Click here for the recipe.
3. Ragi Pancake
Pancake is all-time hit breakfast recipe. This winter, make it with ragi flour and stuff it with sausages, baby corns, mushrooms and bell peppers. Splay a dip of curd seasoned with garlic and black pepper. Click here for the recipe.
4. Ragi Paratha
Can you ever go wrong with a paratha? No, not even with ragi paratha! Make this uber healthy ragi stuffed paratha with just as healthy filling of nutrient-rich vegetables. Of course, you can customise as per your taste preference. Click here for the recipe.
5. Ragi Cookies
If you like to keep your morning light with just cookies paired with your cup of coffee or tea, you can get some nutrition in the form of these ragi cookies. Making these is also very easy. Click here for the recipe.
6. Ragi Dosa
If south Indian cuisine is what you always crave for during mornings, this ragi dosa is the best you can treat yourself with. It is added with wheat flour and can be had with your favourite coconut chutney and/or sambhar. Click here for the recipe.
7. Ragi Mudde
This is a popular dish in Karnataka, and is considered a wholesome meal in itself. It is a ball made with ragi flour, and served with sambhar or rasam. Click here for the recipe.
So get started with making your winter mornings hale and hearty with these ragi recipes.
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