Ragi Koozh | Ragi Porridge | Summer Special
Ragi koozh or Ragi porridge is a special drink of South India. This is a very healthy recipe & My Mother-in-Law prepares this during hot summer! She is an excellent cook in the preparation of traditional dishes. Frankly, I did not like Ragi koozh much from my childhood days, Once I tasted this, I asked for my second glass without hesitation…! The chilled drink tasted heavenly with fulfilling aroma. It cools the body and a glass of this keeps us full for more hours. It’s a gifted one, for those who are in dieting & also a diebetic friendly recipe…! Just give it a try. ;-)
Ragi flour - 2 cups
Yogurd - 1 cup
Par rice - ½ cup
Salt to taste
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Take 2 cups of Ragi flour in a bowl, add enough water, mix it with your fingers, so that there are no lumps.
Allow it to remain for overnight.
This helps in the fermentation process. Fermentation increases its nutritional benefits to maximum.
Take 1/2 cup of par rice, wash well and pressure cook it by adding water, so that it is completely done.
Take a thick bottomed pan, cook the Ragi water mixture on medium-low heat, with continous stirring.
Allow to boil completely with bubbles, add little water if necessary. Take care the Ragi is well cooked. ( about 10 mins )
Now add the cooked and smashed rice, salt and combine well.
Allow to boil for some more minutes, with constant stirring.
It must have the consistency of a thick batter.
Remove from flame and allow it to cool completely.
Mix curd or buttermilk, sprinkle chopped pearl onion pieces.
Serve cool. Yummy and healthy Ragi Koozh ready to taste…!