Ragi is rarely attacked by pests and is therefore safe to grow without pesticides.
It's easy to conjure up delicious grain finger millet power balls (Indian: Ragi). The original Ayurvedic recipe, easy and quick to cook yourself at home:
- 2 cups of thimble flour / ragi flour
- 5 tbsp Ghee
- 1 cup Jaggery whole cane sugar or Sharkara
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp Cardomom Freshly crushed with a mortar
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 20 pieces of cashew nuts
- 1 pinch of salt
- Toast the peanuts in a pan without fat until they turn light brown.
- Rub and remove the skin of the peanuts. Set the peanuts aside.
- Roast the sesame seeds in the same pan without fat until they burst and set aside to cool
- Roast foxglove flour (ragi flour) over low heat for about 5 minutes, switch off the stove, cool.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan, roast cashew nuts and raisins for about 1 minute and remove immediately with a spoon.
- Mix finger millet flour, salt, and water to make a soft batter. Add water as needed.
- Divide the dough into 4 portions and make balls.
- Heat a non-stick pan. Spike half an onion on a fork and spread some ghee with the underside of the onion in the pan.
- Briefly remove the pan from the stove. Place a finger millet ball in the center and press the ball with your hand to make a thin roti. Turn on the stove and fry.
- Sprinkle some ghee on the surface. Bake over medium heat until the underside is brown and crispy. If necessary turn and bake the other side and cool. Repeat the same process for the other balls.
- Now roughly cut the cooked finger millet roti into small pieces.
- Roughly chop the roti pieces in a powerful mixer or food processor and set aside.
- Mix the roasted peanuts and sesame seeds in a powerful mixer.
- Add Röti (from step 5) and whole cane sugar (Jaggerypowder), cardomom powder and process to a sticky mass.
- Mix the mixture with the raisins and cashew kerene and shape into balls.
You can eat the power balls immediately or keep them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Another recipe for Finger millet biscuits can be found in the Ayurveda Journal for a healthier life.
Ragi finger millet flour in practical cardboard packaging. 5x100gr individually packed.
Nutritional information per 100gr
Energy: 354 Kcal
Of which saturated: 0.7gr
Trans fats: 0gr
Dietary fiber: 2.7gr
Sugar (millet): 0.6gr
Added sugar: 0.gr