Monday, 28 January 2019

Ragi Malt using Date & Almond





Low-calorie food doesn't have to mean either low on flavor or nutrients. These foods particularly support the health and weight-loss goals. Well when the low-calorie food topic comes, my first choice is always the millet ones. Finger Millet / Ragi / Mandia (in odia) is an amazing super cereal that can help to weight loss, control diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and lots more diseases. This millet is the most popular one with high nutritional values.







I usually prefer to make drinks using this super-food which may be in either salty or sweet version. Salty version using ragi flour I have already shared in my blog. Today's post is all about the sweet version. The sweetness here is achieved by without adding the sugar. Instead of that, jaggery and some dates are used to get the sweet factor in the drink. 






Also I have blended some almonds for some nutty flavor. Completely low in calorie still, this drink'll surely fulfill the stomach cravings. In both warm as well as cold condition, the ragi malt taste great. So do try to include this gluten free and sugar free sweet dish if you are in a mood of specifically skipping the breakfast in the name of diet control.


Recipe Card for 'Ragi Malt using Date & Almond' :


Finger Millet, Ragi, Sweet Ragi Malt, Date, Almond
Beverage
Indian
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Ragi Malt using Date & Almond

a sugar free & gluten free drink loaded with goodness of Finger Millet / Ragi / Mandia.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:

  • Ragi flour ¼ cup
  • Date (roughly chopped) 2-3 tbsp
  • Almond (roughly chopped) 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery (grated) 2 tbsp
  • Milk 2-3 cup
  • Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
  • Water 1-2 cup

instructions

  1. First in a blender jar, take roughly chopped dates and almonds along with only 1/2 cup milk.
  2. Blend well to make a smooth texture.
  3. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add in vanilla essence, grated jaggery to this.
  4. Mix everything well and keep aside.
  5. In a saucepan, next mix the ragi flour and water till no lumps are there.
  6. Cook the ragi mixture for 3-4 minutes.
  7. When the mixture is heated, it always starts to form lumps immediately, so its always important to keep stirring the mixture continuously.
  8. Then add the blended smooth mixture and milk.
  9. Stir well and allow to cook till the desired consistency of the ragi drink is achieved.
  10. Then turn off heat and allow the whole mixture to cool down a bit.
  11. Pour into serving glass and serve warm / cold by sprinkling some chopped almonds on top if desired !

NOTES:

After turning off, the mixture tends to thicken a bit more. So if desire then add some 1-2 tbsp milk.







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This 'Ragi Malt using Date & Almond' are contributed to 180th theme of Foodie Monday Blog Hop team which is decided as 'Low Calorie Food'.




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11 comments:

  1. Healthy and Delicious drink. A must for kids especially to keep them immune from diseases and infections, especially during winter.

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  2. Ragi Malt is such a healthy drink, especially for kids. Perfect for cold winter days. Great share for the theme!

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  3. What a delicious and healthy drink!! So good for kids especially during winters to keep them immune and strong!! Looks like a cup of hot chocolate.. kids will be tempted to try this!!

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  4. Ragi malt is so healthy for kids and adults alike. I love your version . Sounds so flavorful!

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  5. Ragi malt is my all time comfort drink, nutritious and filling. Love how one can vary the flavors by adding spices, nuts, fruits etc.

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  6. That iss total comfort, i love ragi malt for the busy mornings and sometimes of cold blustery nights.Love the way you have captured the image.

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  7. Wow Ragi malt drink looks so beautiful and tempting. I am sure kids will love it. Super healthy as well as delicious. Loved it.

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  8. Ragi Malt loaded with dates and almonds is a complete meal.Good for busy mornings.

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  9. Low calorie, comforting, nutritious, tasty, sugar free, easy to make - well this ragi malt ticks off all the right boxes! Brings memories of childhood days when we had a warm cup of ragi malt on chill winter evenings. Would love to try this one soon.

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  10. Ragi is such a healthy ignredient and this malt is somethign my grandmom used to give us on cold wintery mornings in place of breakfast, I didnt like it much then,, but now have come to appreciate the nutritional value of Ragi ! lovely pics too :)

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  11. Ragi malt is such a comfort food. Looks so delicious

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