Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ragi Sankati / Ragi Rice Balls

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Ragi Sankati is a traditional dish that has been made and enjoyed by generations of people, but still I wasn't aware of it until the weekend that passed.

OMG!!! Mummy dint make this for me :( She claims to have done it two decades back when I was a baby ;) No wonder I don't remember and no use of making it that time, I wouldn't have wanted or enjoyed healthy stuff by then :P

My mother in law introduced this healthy dish to me and I promise I really enjoyed eating it. Anyways I wouldn't boast of its taste when eaten as it is. It becomes delicious only when brilliant combinations of side dishes are made for it.

Kaaram (spice powder) is a simple side dish made for this dish and I bet you would love the combi. The fiery spice makes my tongue drool :)

Jaggery combination is the second best since I love making any dish sweet :) Ghee muddha with jaggery was terrific.

The other good combinations are typical sambhar and salted butter milk. They go really good as well.

Ragi is a natural body coolant hence this dish is so perfect for this scorching summer. Do you need any better reason than this to try it out right away!!!

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Ingredients:

Ragi flour - 2 cups
Rice - 1 cup
Water - 7 cups
Salt - for taste

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Method:

Soak rice in water for 1 hour.

Boil 7 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel. Drain the rice and add it to the vessel when the water boils. Allow it to boil until the rice gets well cooked.

Simmer the stove and add salt and ragi flour as a heap on top of the rice. Do not mix it, close with a plate and cook for 5-10 mins in medium flame.

Once done remove from flame and immediately mix well with a wooden masher or large wooden ladle until it is all well mashed and combined.

Once it becomes warm roll make large balls of it.

Poke a hole in the center of the ball with a finger and pour some ghee in it.

Serve it warm with spice powder, sambhar, jaggery or butter milk.

Delicious and super healthy ragi sankati is ready :) Enjoy the healthy dish :)

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Note:

Pinch small portions from the sides of the ball and dip it in ghee first and then in the side dishes and eat them :) yummmmmm

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Spice powder / Kaaram

Ingredients:

Garlic - 3 pods
Chilly powder - 4 tsp
Salt - 2 tsp

Method:

Grind garlic, chilly powder and salt together until fine powder. Serve it with ragi sankati. This goes well with idly and dosa as well.

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Written by: Nithya
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18 comments:

Sudha Sabarish said...

I was searching for this recipe only and happy to see your's.A healthy recipe and the best for summer.

lata raja said...

I make this with plain ragi powdered and a small portion of eah channa, moong and thuvar dhals also powdered. Have not used rice with it. It is such a soothing and filling food for summer days.
Hope you have recovered well Nithi.

radha said...

You made a traditional dish look so exciting with your photography!

Shobha said...

Nice and healthy..I saw this on a TV cookery show when I was visiting India...but have never tasted it.

Hema said...

Wow, this looks so good, especially the way you have served it..

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Healthy and tempting ragi kali....Thanks for sharing...

Priya said...

Super healthy and nutritious ragi rice balls..havent had since a long..

Anu said...

Healthy and perfect meal

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Traditional recipes are always out of the world. Nice and homey clicks !!

Soundarya V said...

wow..looks very Healthy..awesome clicks..

R said...

wow love this traditional dish. had never heard of it before...

Nitha said...

Looks yummy..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious recipe nithi:)
bookmarked it.

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

Heard a lot of people say, they add rice for making mudde (as we call in Kannada), never tried though! Looks tempting. Wanna eat them now :D

Zari(Nilam) said...

Your all recipes are too good.

Pragyan said...

Nice clicks..such a indigenous recipe! Thanks for sharing!

barbecue said...

this looks delicious as a side dish when i cook bbq,i will try this tommorrow

thank you

Gayathri Anand said...

have heard about this recipe ...never tasted this ...super click

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