Friday, May 16, 2014

Ragi Dumpling

#RagiDumpling  #KezhvaraguPidiKozhukattai is a sweet made using Ragi flour and jaggery. #Ragi is known as #Kevuru or #Kezhvaragu in Tamil. It is also called #Fingermillet in English.
Ragi is the richest source of Calcium compared to all other #millet and other grains. It is also a good source of protein, Iron and other minerals. Its fat content is very less compared to rice or wheat. So those who would like to shed some weight should include ragi in their regular diet.
It grows well even under severe drought condition and also one of the widely grown millet in India especially in Karnataka, South India.
Here let me present the method of preparing sweet dumpling.

Kezhvaragu Pidi Kozhukattai [ Ragi Dumpling ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                                  Ragi flour [ Kevuru maavu ]
1/4 cup                                  Jaggery
1/4 cup                                  Coconut scrap
2 Tsp                                     Amaranth seeds
2 or 3                                    Cardamom
A small piece                         Nutmeg
A small piece                         Maze
2 Tsp                                    Sugar
1 Tsp                                    Gingelly oil [ Till / Sesame oil ]
1 pinch                                  Salt

Method :
Take sugar, cardamom, maze, and nutmeg in a hand pounding vessel.
Make into a fine powder and keep aside.

Dissolve jaggery in 1/8 cup of hot water.
Keep on stove over slow flame for a minute.
Stir well using a ladle to completely dissolve jaggery.
Strain through a tea filter to remove sand stones and other impurities.
Allow to cool down a little bit.

Take all the other ingredients except coconut in a wide mouthed vessel.
Now add lukewarm jaggery water and make a tight dough.

Then add coconut scrap, gingelly oil and knead again well.
Heat Idly maker with 2 cups of water on a stove over medium flame.
Grease the pits of idly plate.
Take small balls of the prepared dough in your hand and press to make dumpling.
Arrange neatly over the greased plate.
Keep inside the idly maker.
Steam cook the dumplings for 5 to 7 minutes.
Kezhvaragu Pidi Kozhukattai [ Ragi Dumpling ] Kezhvaragu Pidi Kozhukattai [ Ragi Dumpling ]

After 5 minutes check whether the dumpling has been cooked well.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

Kezhvaragu Pidi Kozhukattai [ Ragi Dumpling ]

Enjoy as an evening snack along with your favourite savoury.

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