Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ragi Koozh

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Ragi Koozh: ( Fermented Raggi Porridge)

Ragi koozh or Ragi porridge is a special drink of South India. This is a very healthy recipe & My Mother-in-Law prepares this during hot summer! She is an excellent cook in the preparation of traditional dishes.
Frankly,  I did not like Ragi koozh much from my childhood days,  Once I tasted this, I asked for my second glass without hesitation…! The chilled drink tasted heavenly with fulfilling aroma. It cools the body and a glass of this keeps us full for more hours. It’s a gifted one, for those who are in dieting & also a diebetic friendly recipe…!
Just give it a try. ;-)                             

Ingredients:
  • Ragi flour                                  - 2 cups
  • Yogurd                                     - 1 cup
  • Par rice                                     - ½ cup
  • Salt to taste

Method:

1.     Take 2 cups of Ragi flour in a bowl, add enough water, mix it with your fingers, so that there are no lumps.
2.     Allow it to remain for overnight.
3.     This helps in the fermentation process. Fermentation increases its nutritional benefits to maximum.
4.     Take 1/2 cup of par rice, wash well and pressure cook it by adding water, so that it is completely done.
5.     Take a thick bottomed pan, cook the Ragi water mixture on medium-low heat, with continous stirring.
6.     Allow to boil completely with bubbles, add little water if necessary. Take care the Ragi is well cooked. ( about 10 mins )
7.     Now add the cooked and smashed rice, salt and combine well.
8.     Allow to boil for some more minutes, with constant stirring.
9.     It must have the consistency of a thick batter.


10.  Remove from flame and allow it to cool completely.
11.  Mix  curd or buttermilk, sprinkle chopped pearl onion pieces.


12.  Serve cool. Yummy and healthy Ragi Koozh ready to taste…!




43 comments:

  1. This is my favourite one..nicely clicked..

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  2. Wat a healthy and nutritious koozh, my all time favourite..

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  3. Very healthy and fabulous! I used to drink/eat this when I was a kid. Nice!

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  4. jay
    what a refreshing and healthy drink..this one is new to me..nice color and lovely picture..thanks for this traditional recipe..really good for the coming season..

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  5. I used to have this healthy drink when I was a kid. I remember my mom will always force me to have and this is absolutely good for summer.

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  6. Jay,,nice recipe dear i use to drink daily with my dad cos he is diabetic am also join with him to drink the yummy raagi koozh for our bfast it will taste good with fresh curd n pearl onions,,,ur's look great with nice click dear.

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  7. Something new to us..Looks great..healthy and refreshing..love its color jay..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  8. New to me , i 'm sure its nutritious.

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  9. new for me.. healthy ragi recipe !

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  10. Ragi koozh look good, healthy and perfect for the summer :)

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  11. Super drink for summer.. I loved it from my childhood days..

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  12. woww one of my favourite drink,super!!

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  13. healthy and delicious koozh.

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  14. Healthy and nice..we make this only with ragi and sometimes milk and sweeten with a special kind of jaggery for babies

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  15. very new to me...but looks healthy n delicious...:)

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  16. Ragi koozh is completely new to us..Looks healthy and tasty..

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  17. This is definitely something new to me! Seems healthy! ;)

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  18. I have never seen this before. Not sure if it is for me! But nice to know about it.

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  19. Jay,

    Ragi Koozh looks really good. I make only puttu with ragi flour. i need to try some time this recipe.

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  20. This is a new dish to me, looks good!

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  21. looks very nice. never had this before. thanks for sharing the recipe Jay.

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  22. lovely koozhu...i remember drinking lots when i was a kid...

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  23. Thanks dear for your wonderful comments. Indeed, this is a very nutritious drink and tasty too. :)

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  24. Healthy and refreshing drink dear. We used to have this a lot during childhood.

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  25. Something new to me..Looks great..healthy and refreshing..love its color jay..

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  26. Its new to me but looks great.Will give a try.

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  27. Hy Faiza Ali, Divya, Vineela,
    Thanx dear for your valuable thoughts...:)

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  28. This is new to me.. Healthy n nutritious.. I ve heard of Ragi only as baby food... I have some ragi flour with me.. Shall try this out..

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  29. Jay ,
    Ragi Koozh looks very delicious.I make this without rice.Nice dish for the summers.

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  30. Ragi koozh so looks good. Definitely a healthy recipe.

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  31. looks healthy and nutritious.good one for the summer!!

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  32. lovely and very healthy recipe...

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  33. I have heard about this porridge,but not tasted or tried ! Nice picture too!

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  34. superb healthy dish. great click...missed veg fried rice. it looks excellent

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  35. Interesting dish never tried it before.

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  36. Hi Jay,
    this looks fantastic healthy drink for summer. Although never tried it before....thanks for sharing this with us...
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  37. what a healthy breakfast!

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  38. Yummy and healthy one...

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  39. our mom used to make it too..thx for the recipe

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  40. Thanks for your lovely comments...Its truly inspiring n encouraging! Happy blogging..:)

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  41. This is very unknown for me....i use raagi for my multigrain rotis , for sweet porridge n for dosas but this is something i never imagined...
    looks very healthy....you have a nice blog Jay.

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  42. Its my first time here. You have a lovely space. This Ragi drink is new to me. My mom made something but it was only ragi and sugar. I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Super recipe Jay, I did not know that Ragi flour has to be fermented..Thanks for sharing the secret!!

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