Friday, August 16, 2013

Kaezhvaraku Koozh - Ragi Porridge

#KaezhvaraguKoozh : #Kaezhvaragu or #kaevuru in Tamil language is called #Ragi in English.
Ragi is common name for finger millet.
Its very nutritious and rich in fiber. More over the calcium content is more in ragi compared to any other cereals and millet.
I have already given recipe for dosai with ragi.
Here we will see a simple but tasty porridge [ koozh ] from ragi flour.

Kaezhvaragu koozh [ Ragi Porridge ]

Ingredients :
Ragi flour                               : 1 tblsp heaped
Salt                                       : 1/2 tsp
Curd                                     : 3 tblsp ( can add more also )
Mustard seeds                       : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves                           : 10 t0 12
Asafoetida                              : 1/4 tsp
Small onion                             : 3 to 4

Method :
Take a cup of water in a vessel.
Add ragi flour and mix well without lumps.

Now keep on a stove with slow flame.
Keep stirring continuously till it becomes shiny and attains porridge consistency.

Now switch off and add salt.
Let it cool down to room temperature.
Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida with 1/2 tsp of oil.
Pour over the prepared porridge.
Add curd at the time of serving.
Adjust salt.

Garnish with thinly chopped onions.
Kaezhvaragu koozh [ Ragi Porridge ] watery ragi porridge adding large quantity of curd

Enjoy with any pickle or sambar or rasam.
Actually koozh with sour curd is more tastier than with fresh one.

Note :
The koozh can be prepared the previous day itself and can be served next day!!
It can also be served with milk with salt instead of curd.

Some more porridge varieties you might like to try

Samai kanji [ little millet porridge ]
Samai kanji [ little millet porridge ]
Kambu Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram [ Pearl millet Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram ]
Kambu Inippu Kuzhi Paniyaram
Kambu koozh [ pearl millet gruel ]
Kambu koozh [ pearl millet gruel ]
Kuthiraivaali venthaya kanji [ barnyard millet fenugreek gruel ]
venthaya kanji
Broken maize [ corn ] porridge
Broken maize [ corn ] porridge

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