Ragi puttu -feature

Ragi puttu | Kelvaragu puttu | Finger Millet sweet puttu | Ragi sweet puttu

Ragi puttu | Kelvaragu puttu | Finger Millet sweet puttu | Ragi sweet puttu

Kelvaragu puttu or Ragi puttu is a steam boiled sweet recipe prepared with finger Millet flour, coconut and ghee. Ragi puttu is a popular breakfast/snack item in South India. Learn with video/stepwise pictures.

Ragi puttu is called as Kelvaragu puttu in Tamil and panji pullu in Malayalam. Ragi is a widely known regular food in South Indian kitchens used in various food forms like Ragi malt, ganji, upma, roti etc.

Today we will see about ragi puttu, which is a staple food in Kerala. This finger Millet sweet puttu is very simple to prepare and takes hardly 15 minutes.

Moreover, this ragi sweet puttu has zero cooking time except steam boiling.

Let us see a few health points about this wonderful Millet.

As you may know, ragi/ finger millet is a completely gluten-free grain hence it is the most desired alternative for those who have a gluten allergy.

Ragi is an extremely nutritious cereal and is very beneficial for maintaining good health. First of all, finger millet has a very high protein content, which is good quality protein the human body can absorb.

Moreover, Ragi is full of minerals like Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron and Potassium. The concentration of Calcium in Ragi is five to thirty times that found in other cereals.

Furthermore, the oxidation, which is the main cause of cancer and aging can be controlled by the rich anti-oxidants present in finger millet.

All in all, enjoy this gluten-free super cereal in as many ways as you like. Check out this Ragi roti recipe.

Finally, as a precautionary measure, I would like to mention, an over usage of this finger millet/ragi may provide extreme coolness and mild indigestion to the body. Hence use moderately but regularly in your diet.

For similar healthy yum breakfast recipes:

Bread omelet in 2 ways, Carrot sandwich, Honey banana sandwich, Ulundhu kanji

Watch the quick video of ragi puttu here:

Ragi puttu | Kelvaragu puttu | Finger Millet sweet puttu | Ragi sweet puttu
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Ragi puttu is a steam boiled sweet recipe prepared with finger Millet flour, coconut and ghee. Ragi puttu is a popular breakfast/snack item in South India.
Course: Breakfast, Healthy snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Finger Millet sweet puttu, How to make ragi puttu, Kelvaragu puttu, Kerala ragi puttu, Ragi puttu, Ragi sweet puttu, Steamed sweet puttu
Servings: 3
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • cup Ragi flour (Kelvaragu)
  • ¼ cup water (approx.)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • ½ cup sugar/brown sugar/jaggery
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ghee
Instructions
Recipe to make Kelvaragu puttu:
  1. In a bowl take ragi flour, add some salt. I used already roasted flour. You can dry-fry the ragi flour if it is too raw and store bought. Alternately you can use the store bought puttu flour directly.
  2. Gradually sprinkle water and start mixing with flour. Do not pour water as you may end up with large lumped flour mix.
  3. Just make the flour moisture. The texture of the flour should be in such a way that, if you hold the flour it should hold shape for a few seconds.
How to steam puttu flour:
  1. Spread the moisture flour in wet cotton clothes and cover the cloth like this.
  2. Steam boil using electric cooker or Idly cooker for full 12 minutes.
How to mix the sweet puttu:
  1. Take the steamed ragi flour in a mixing bowl and add grated fresh coconut with a pinch of salt.
  2. Add sugar or brown sugar or jaggery powder.
  3. Also, add cardamom powder and ghee.
  4. Now combine everything with a spoon or fingers thoroughly.
  5. Ideally, if you have mixed water with ragi flour properly, then the steamed puttu would not have any big lumps.
  6. In case if you find lumps, just break with fingers.
  7. Alternately, you can use a blender to give a quick stir to break the lumps if any.
  8. Serve with a banana for a better combination.
Recipe Notes

Tips: 1) As plain ragi flour gives the desired results, I never use puttu flour for this sweet puttu recipe. You can use puttu flour also for this same recipe. 2) Use only fresh coconut for making puttu and dried/desiccated coconut may not give a better taste. 3) In order to make it a complete healthy breakfast/ snack for kids or adults, use brown sugar or jaggery powder instead of white sugar.

Recipe to make Kelvaragu puttu:

  • In a bowl take ragi flour, add some salt. I used already roasted flour. You can dry-fry the ragi flour if it is too raw and store bought. Alternately you can use the store bought puttu flour directly.

Ragi puttu -ragi flour Ragi puttu -salt

  • Gradually sprinkle water and start mixing with flour. Do not pour water as you may end up with large lumped flour mix.

Ragi puttu -water Ragi puttu -mix

  • Just make the flour moisture. The texture of the flour should be in such a way that, if you hold the flour it should hold it’s shape for a few seconds.

Ragi puttu -moisture with water Ragi puttu -well moistured

How to steam puttu flour:

  • Spread the moisture flour in wet cotton clothes and cover the cloth like this.

Ragi puttu -spread in wet cloth Ragi puttu -cover Ragi puttu -idly plate Ragi puttu -flour

  • Steam boil using an electric cooker or Idly cooker for full 12 minutes.

Ragi puttu -cover Ragi puttu -steam for 12 mins Ragi puttu -electric steamer Ragi puttu -steam 10m

How to mix the sweet puttu:

  • Take the steamed ragi flour in a mixing bowl and add grated fresh coconut with a pinch of salt.
  • Add sugar or brown sugar or jaggery powder.

Ragi puttu -coconut Ragi puttu -salt Ragi puttu -sugar/jaggery powder

  • Also, add cardamom powder and ghee.

Ragi puttu -cardamom Ragi puttu -ghee

  • Now combine everything with a spoon or fingers thoroughly.

Ragi puttu -combine Ragi puttu -no lumps

  • Ideally, if you have mixed water with ragi flour properly, then the steamed puttu would not have any big lumps.
  • In case if you find lumps, just break with fingers.
  • Alternately, you can use a blender to give a quick stir to break the lumps if any.

Ragi puttu -blender Ragi puttu -ready

  • Serve with a banana for a better combination.

Tips:                                       

  1. As plain ragi flour gives the desired results, I never use puttu flour for this sweet puttu recipe. You can use puttu flour also for this same recipe.
  2. Use only fresh coconut for making puttu and dried/desiccated coconut may not give a good taste.
  3. In order to make it a complete healthy breakfast/ snack for kids or adults, use brown sugar or jaggery powder instead of white sugar.

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