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Ragi or Nachani Porridge

Nachani Sattava
        The other day my team member who is expecting talked to me about a drink that I heard for the very first time. Over casual talk I checked on her health and her daily diet. That’s when she referred to Ambil a drink made of Ragi or Nachni as called in northern India and millet for the westerners. 

        This cereal has multiple benefits and is highly nutritional. Its rich in calcium, iron and folic acid. Helps to maintain your body cool in the summers and is a great option for the kids. Today lets prepare the Ragi Kool/ Pech or Millet Porridge which you could have for breakfast.
        Its filling and a very quick and great option for the morning intake. I have fed both my kids as infants and I too have started having a bowl every morning. You might want to try a small portion with the kids as it might not suit few.
         Ragi can be ground, tied in a muslin cloth, strained and later used to prepare porridge. If you find it a tedious task you can reach the local supermarket for the readily available ragi flour. You will need –

  • Ragi Flour 2 to 3 table spoons
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar/ Jaggery – as per taste
  • Cardamom/ Elaichi – 1
The quantity stated would be enough to make a bowl of porridge. 

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

              Mix the flour in a bowl of milk such that there aren’t any lumps. Add sugar as per taste and then place it on the stove. Cook it on low heat stirring continuously so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom. The mixture should form a paste in sometime. Once done switch it off add pounded cardamom and have it when warm.

Next time the much awaited Ambil 🙂



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