Include ragi khichdi in your diet to lose weight
Raj diet for weight loss. Image source: Pinterest
The scientific name for ragi, also known as finger millet, is Eleusine coracana. It is an annual cereal crop mainly grown in tropical regions of Africa and Asia, including Ethiopia, India and Sri Lanka. Consumed in South India, locally known as Ragi, in Maharashtra as Nachni, etc. It has long been a staple in the Indian culinary and nutritional world.
Ragi is a special grain that can be eaten unprocessed but still retains all its nutritional value. It is a nutrient-dense plant that mysteriously maintains our health at normal levels.
It is rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and amino acids.
- 1 cup rice
- 1/2 cup moon dal
- 1/2 cup dishcloth, salt to taste
- 2 green chilies
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- Soak dal, rice and dishcloth in water for an hour
- Toast cumin seeds in ghee heated in a pressure cooker.
- Add green chillies and turmeric powder and fry for a minute.
- Add soaked water and dal
- With salt
- Cook it in the pressure cooker until it's ready
- add curry powder
- Mix the khichdi well
- Serve hot with curds or sauerkraut
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