The winter diet is all about warming foods. We welcome many foods that are too heavy to eat and digest in summer on our winter menu. Ragi is one of the healthiest foods, and there is no better time than this winter to reap its various benefits. Here we have listed some recipes that will help you include this wonderful cereal in the most important meal of the day – breakfast. If you haven’t tried ragi yet, you should know that it lends a strong flavor to meals, and makes them even better, in every way.
Also known as Finger Millet or Nachni in North India, ragi is described as a health-friendly whole grain that must be included in one’s diet. “Raji has a high nutritional value. It is gluten-free and can easily be included in breakfast,” says Dietitian Dr. Ritika Smadar.
Here are 7 ragi recipes to try for breakfast:
1. Raji Sheila
Ditch the besan flour and make your favorite peppers with high-fiber ragi flour. The recipe remains almost the same. Don’t forget to add onions and tomatoes to balance out the strong flavor of the ragi. Click here for the recipe.
2. Raji Wheat Bread
Bread remains a staple on breakfast menus all over the world. If you love your own healthy bread, this ragi bread is just perfect. It also contains winter green – spinach -. Click here for the recipe.
3. Yeast dumplings
Pancake is an all-time great breakfast recipe. This winter, make it out of ragi flour and stuff it with sausage, baby corn, mushrooms, and peppers. Dip the yoghurt seasoned with garlic and black pepper. Click here for the recipe.
4. Raj Paratha
Can You Go Wrong With Paratha? No, not even with Raji Paratha! Make this uber healthy raji filled with paratha with a healthy filling of nutrient-rich vegetables. Of course, you can customize according to your taste preferences. Click here for the recipe.
5. Yeast cookies
If you want to keep the morning light only with cookies paired with a cup of coffee or tea, you can get some nutrients in the form of these cookies. Making these is also very easy. Click here for the recipe.
6. The leaven of sin
If south indian cuisine is what you always crave during the morning, then this ragi dosa is the best you can pamper yourself with. It is added with wheat flour and can be eaten with your favorite coconut sauce and/or sambar. Click here for the recipe.
7. Mud yeast
This is a popular dish in Karnataka, and is considered a healthy meal in itself. It is a ball made of ragi flour and served with sambar or rassam. Click here for the recipe.
So start making your winter morning healthy and energetic with these ragi recipes.