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103 ragi, Nachni recipes

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रागी रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (ragi, Nachni recipes in Hindi)
રાગી રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (ragi, Nachni recipes in Gujarati)

140 Ragi Recipes | Indian Nachni Recipe Collection |

Ragi recipe collection. Indian Nachni  Recipes.  Ragi, also known as Nachni or Finger Millet, is a super millet that should be a must in everyone's diet. A great source of protein and amino acids, it is especially important for vegetarians to consume to get proper nutrition. They look really small, like mustard seeds, and are reddish brown in color.The outside hull of ragi is not edible, hence it is removed and then used. It can even be ground into a powder and be used a flour, which is the most common way of using it.

Ragi Recipes for Breakfast

Ragi is used predominantly in the southern states of India. Ragi Puttu, a very famous breakfast of Kerala, is a preparation of ragi flour and coconut which is cooked in coconut shells and pressure cooked and gives a homely taste. You can even make no fuss, Ragi and Coriander Uttapa, that are instant to make and absolutely delicious.

Ragi and Coriander UttapaRagi and Coriander Uttapa

Porridge is a sweet, breakfast cereal dish all around the world and it has many variations. One very healthy variation is Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge that is sweetened with dates and is so easy and delicious to eat that even toddlers can start eating it. Another easy to make breakfast recipe is Multiflour Idli. Even though it requires overnight soaking, it is relatively super simple as it is only supposed to be blended, combined, fermented and steamed.

Ragi Recipes for Snacks

Many people do not know how to use whole ragi in their food! It is, infact, quite easy to do so. You can use them to make mouth-watering snacks which have the added advantage of being healthy. By simply soaking ragi overnight, you can soften it and then use it to make Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets. And the best part? we are coating them in oats instead of breadcrumbs to make them extra nutritious. Soaked ragi can also be used to make Stuffed Ragi Pancakes, where the stuffing is made up of different veggies and spiced with chilli flakes.

Stuffed Ragi PancakesStuffed Ragi Pancakes

Bhakris made with ragi are very popular in Maharashtra, but it is really hard to make kids have it. For that, you can jazz it up a bit and make Ragi Bhakri Chivda with spinach, onions and spice powders to make it taste delicious. Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhras require no hassle as you use ready flour and they are the best way to satisfy your hunger pangs in under 100 calories!

Mini Nachni and Coriander KhakhraMini Nachni and Coriander Khakhra

Healthy Ragi Recipes

As we all know, Ragi is very healthy and hence it is really easy to convince everyone around to eat them. There are so many recipes you can make with ragi and in so many ways.

You can make a basic Ragi Roti to go with subzis instead of phulka roti. Instead of having the fried chips and snacks, it is better to make and eat Ragi and Oats Crackers. These crackers are baked and hence you can store them for a long time!

Ragi and Oat CrackersRagi and Oat Crackers

The beloved gujarati muthia gets a healthy twist with ragi, especially when teamed up with methi to make Nachni Methi Muthias.  Apart from these, you can make dosas, crispies, upma and a lot of other things.

Ragi Recipes for Sweets

Pregnant women are supposed to include ragi in their diet for their overall health and benefit. For this, as it has been happening for generations in India, Nachni Ladoos are given to pregnant women as they are nutrient dense. Ragi flour can even be converted into delicious Ragi Sheeras, halwas and Ragi Barfis.

Ragi BarfiRagi Barfi

Benefits of Ragi

Ragi and Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart.  Ragi flour creates a much lower surge in sugar levels compared to wheat. Ragi is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. A must read for the benefits of ragi to include in your daily diet.  

Enjoy our Ragi recipe collection, Indian Nachni  Recipes below. 


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Ragi and Coriander Uttapa
Recipe# 4823
28 Jan 20

by Tarla Dalal
Calcium and protein rich ragi along with vitamin and iron rich coriander combine tastefully in this healthy snack. While coriander itself has an irresistible flavour and aroma, this is further enhanced by the addition of chillies, onions, tangy curds and a traditional tempering too. These no-fuss, ....
Mini Green Theplas ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35076
18 Oct 10

 by Tarla Dalal
A completely nourishing breakfast that will keep you active through the day – these mini theplas are a great alternative if you want a change from the regular oats porridge. Fortified with millet, ragi and soya flour, they are fibre-rich and extremely enjoyable.
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
14 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
ragi dosa recipe | nachni dosa | finger millet dosa | healthy ragi dosa | with 28 amazing images. Ragi dosa also known as nachni dosa ....
Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22220
28 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Taste bhi, health bhi! Really! This sumptuous Ragi Roti is rich in calcium and protein, which are required to support our bones and maintain the cells in our body respectively. With the mild tanginess of curds, spicy notes of green chillies and the exciting crunch of grated carrot and spring onio ....
Cabbage Nachni Koftas in Makhani Gravy, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22322
07 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
The moment somebody hears the word ‘makhani’, it reminds them of a rich and buttery gravy and they immediately strike it off their diet-friendly list! However, this innovative recipe shows that you can recreate the same buttery experience using apt ingredients and cooking methods, in a pretty mu ....
Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet
Recipe# 3558
25 Mar 19

by Tarla Dalal
Cutlets with a teaspoon of oil? Well, here you go. You will fall head-over-heels in love with the amazing flavour and perfect texture of this Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet. Made with an assortment of veggies like carrots and bottle gourd, this ....
Nacho Chips with Cheesy Carrot Dip
Recipe# 7596
14 Jun 11

by Tarla Dalal
Baked nachos served with a tangy vegetable dip will keep kids happily occupied.
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
05 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
Ragi Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 33158
25 Nov 19

by Tarla Dalal
gluten free ragi roti recipe | Ragi roti recipe | healthy nachni roti | with amazing 20 images A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The gluten free ragi roti has a rustic flav ....
Nachni Khichu
Recipe# 5281
16 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Bajra Methi Khakhras ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22466
08 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Get an instant energy boost with these bajra and methi khakhras, the ideal anytime-snack! when you're feeling peckish or looking for a healthy breakfast option, reach for these crisp and tasty khakhras.
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
23 Jan 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
17 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Saatdhan Parathas
Recipe# 3588
28 Jan 20

 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this paratha uses a combination of 7 different flours to nourish your body with nutrients like proteins, vitamin A, iron, calcium and fibre. I usually make these parathas on Sundays for brunch as these are very tasty and I only need to make kadhi or raita to complement them. ....
Healthy Sheera ( Weigth Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33053
20 Aug 09

 by Tarla Dalal
Healthy sheera is loaded with nutrients - whole wheat flour, nachani and soya are three flours that are protein rich, while almonds and jaggery add iron. Since i have used only 2 tsp ghee, it is definitely guilt-free. Remember to use a non-stick pan to avoid sticking.
Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhra
Recipe# 32603
21 Jan 09

by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your hunger pang in just 100 calories! Make these delicious Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhras and store them in an airtight container. Treat yourself to four of these when hunger strikes! Not only are these khakhras low in calories, but nutritious too as nachni and coriander together gi ....
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy
Recipe# 22452
29 Apr 20

 by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky because the Indian landscape makes available to us a wealth of healthy grains with immeasurable benefits. Most of these grains and their flours are so versatile that they can be used to make everything from khichdis to ladoos. Here is a delicious Nachni Ladoo that proves our point ....
Nachni Paneer Pancake
Recipe# 4201
11 Jan 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Calcium is a nutrient that is required by people of all age groups, for healthy growth and maintenance of bones and teeth. Here is how you can get a tasty calcium-boost from a surprise ingredient – nachni. A millet that is not consumed frequently by most of us, nachni or ragi is one of the greatest ....
Healthy Sheera
Recipe# 5303
18 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Nachni Pancakes
Recipe# 4672
23 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The secret of this savoury pancakes is the use of ragi flour spiced with ginger and green chillies.
Nachni Methi Muthias ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33853
15 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Not one, but three nourishing flours! not one, but two nourishing greens. Really, nutrition and taste come as a package deal in this delectable snack. While the usual spices like ginger, green chillies and garlic feature in this recipe too, the highlight is the sesame seeds, which impart an interest ....
Healthy Crunchies
Recipe# 7583
14 Jun 11

 by Tarla Dalal
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Add iron to your child's diet and ensure high hemoglobin levels with this multi-flour crunchy snack.
Ragi Sheera
Recipe# 1419
07 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
Saatdhan Paratha
Recipe# 5699
10 Oct 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Remember the old folk lore – “Seven in One Go”? Well, with the combination of seven flours used in this paratha, you can be the soldier who really slayed seven giants! Seven wholesome flours come together with grated veggies to create a meal that your body will be thankful to have! Rich in iron, the ....
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