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Ragi or Finger Millet is a Gluten-free, whole grain, rich in fiber that helps in weight loss, indigestion and diabetes. Ragi is a rich source of Calcium, Vitamin D and other amino acids helps lower cholesterol levels.  Finger Millet is easy to digest and Tryptophan amino acid present in Ragi produces the relaxing effect on body.

Ragi being a staple food in southern India is majorly eaten especially with Sambhar, chicken curry or saaru or any curry. It becomes a complete meal in itself.  Protein and fat from chicken, good carbs and fibre from Ragi balls or Ragi Mudde  – It is a complete balanced meal!

These beautifull looking steamed Ragi balls / Ragi Mudde when broken down in spicy and scrumptious chicken curry  flavoured with fenugreek or /methi  leafs, with a lick of green mint and coriander chutney,  creates a explosion of flavours and textures in your mouth. Its an experience!

INGREDIENTS :

RAGI BALLS/MUDDE:

  1. 1 Cup Ragi Flour
  2. 3 Cups Water
  3. 2 Tablespoon Ghee
  4. Salt as required
  5. 1/2 Cup Watermelon seeds

METHI CHICKEN CURRY/SAARU:

  1. 800gms – 1 Kg Chicken cut into medium pieces
  2. 3 Cardamoms
  3. 2 Cloves
  4. 2 Bayleaves
  5. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
  6. 2 Star Anise
  7. 5-6 Black Peppercorns
  8. 2 Onions
  9. 2 Tomatoes
  10. 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  11. 2 Green Chillies
  12. 1/2 Cup Curd
  13. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  14. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Powder
  15. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  16. 2 Teaspoon Chicken Masala ( Readily available in grocery stores)
  17. Salt to taste
  18. 1/2 Cup Kasoori or Dry Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves
  19. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  20. Fresh Chopped Coriander for garnish

Recipe for Mint Coriander Chutney –  https://www.desispiceworld.com/cuisines/coriander-mint-chutney/

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

RAGI MUDDE :

  • Boil water in an wide mouth pan and add salt to it
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of ragi flour and keep whisking, make sure no lumps are formed
  • Add rest of the ragi flour in small quantities, while stirring the mix continuously on a low flame
  • Use a wooden spoon as it requires a strong hand to whisk the flour
  • Once the flour thickens and comes together , add in ghee and keep stirring
  • Let it cook on low flame and keep stirring till ragi is cooked or until you get shine on it.
  • Take off flame and keep it covered for a couple of minutes
  • Apply little ghee on your palms and make round balls or mudde while the mix is still hot
  • Roll these balls on a plate of watermelon seeds
  • Ready to serve hot with any curry or saaru!

METHI CHICKEN CURRY/SAARU:

  • Heat oil in pressure cooker and add cardamoms, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, bayleaves and star anise
  • Saute until crackling sound comes, add Onion paste and saute till its golden brown
  • Add Ginger Garlic paste and green chillies, saute until its brown
  • Add Tomato puree and keep stirring, saute until masala is dry
  • Pour in curd, mix and cook till curd releases oil
  • Sprinkle Fenugreek Leaves, Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilly Powder, Cumin powder and Chicken Masala
  • Give everything a nice mix and cook for a couple of minutes
  • Add in Chicken pieces and mix well, cover with a plate
  • Cook until Chicken releases water and is half done
  • Add water as the consistency of curry required or until all chicken pieces are dunked
  • Put the pressure cooker lid on and cook until 3 whistles.
  • Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves as garnish and enjoy with any Indian faltbread, Idlis or Ragi Mudde.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 388.8 Calories from Fat 162.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.1g 28%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%
Trans Fat 8.6g
Cholesterol 23.3mg 8%
Sodium 68.2mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 50.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 9.6g 19%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 509.5 Calories from Fat 299.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.3g 51%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Trans Fat 19.5g
Cholesterol 152.5mg 51%
Sodium 446.1mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 39.3g 79%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.