How to make Ragi Malt at Home | Step By Step Recipe | Diabetes Diet Food

>>  Friday, June 24, 2011

Ragi / Finger Millet has always been common at our home since we used to grow this in our lands. Well that was years ago, still it somehow remains so very clear, the memories of my granny bringing home those fresh Ragi, Bajra from our crops.

Most frequent dish was of course the Mudda we make with Ragi. Then it used to be Ganji that is made by mixing in Ragi with water, boiling it and then mixing it with curds.

Malt is a process wherein the grains are sprouted, then ground to be made as a drink. Well sprouting is not something that's strange at our home. That's what Athamma does with most ingredients that she thinks of. I was telling her that we should prepare some Diabetic Friendly recipes. Ragi Malt is part of the series that we planned. 

We made a soup, porridge and this Malt. Though I told others who are doing one theme a day for the BM#6, they can choose to do two dishes for Different ways to use an Ingredient. Even when I was saying that I was not liking the idea as I have come long way to realize I don't' like crowding a post with more than one recipe, unless until it really requires.

So will be posting the Soup recipe later and hope my BM friends won't bump me for doing this..:)

We have made this drink even healthier by adding Jaggary which is a good source of iron and completely avoided sugar.

Sprouted Finger Millet

Ragi Malt - Healthy Drink made with Sprouted Finger Millet

For sprouting
Sprouted Ragi / Finger Millet - 1 cup

To make the Ragi Malt

Ragi powder - 2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Jaggary, powdered - 1 tsp

Method to prepare

To sprout the Ragi

Soak ragi for a day, after about 8 - 9 hours, drain the grains and tie in a cloth. It will sprout over the night.

Shade dry and powder the Ragi fine.

To get more shelf life for the flour plus make it more aromatic, dry roast the powder over hot pan. Once it's cooled you can store the flour in an air tight container.

To make the malt.

Take required amount of Ragi flour, add little water and get a lump less mix. Heat it in a pan, add the jaggary and bring to boil. slowly add milk and boil for couple of mins.

Serve hot / warm depending on who's drinking this.

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Suma Gandlur June 24, 2011 at 3:15 AM  

I love this Valli.
Probably with my love for ragi, I could have continued this week as well with ragi posts if allowed. LOL

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal June 24, 2011 at 3:24 AM  

wow, that is a great process. Never made or had Ragi at home. I hear it is very healthy !!!

divya June 24, 2011 at 3:29 AM  

wow, looks superb dear, delicious !!!

Priya June 24, 2011 at 3:35 AM  

Even i was brought up with many foods prepared with ragi and jowar,this ragi malt is one of our family favourite, love it very much..

Saras June 24, 2011 at 4:22 AM  

Healthy & nutritious drink..summer cooler too

sowmya's creative saga June 24, 2011 at 5:30 AM  

thanks for sharing this one..healthy..

vaishali sabnani June 24, 2011 at 5:51 AM  

looks great ...v healthy too..i have introduced ragi in my cooking after meeting you guys...thnx to all of you!!

Vardhini June 24, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

Healthy drink .. I make it the same way too.

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rekhas kitchen June 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

Very healthy drink we use to have this as breakfast in summers specially.

Aarthi June 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

yummy way to start a day

Mélange June 24, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

Nice presenatation with enough details..Ragi malt is truly healthy and nutritious.

jayasree June 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

Healthy breakfast drink...

Jayashree June 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

I always buy sprouted ragi flour, Valli. Can these be powdered in the mixie itself or do I need to take it to a mill to get a fine powder?

DD June 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

wow this is healthy and yummy drink!!!

harini-jaya June 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

My fav too..My mom prepares it with more sprouted legumes and nuts.

PJ June 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

Nice post Srivalli.Making it at home is definitely healthy and delicious. This used to be Lil Angel's weaning food but after she got the taste of solids she refused to drink this. Am going to try this again and let's see if she likes it.

Nithya June 24, 2011 at 11:20 PM  

Very healthy :) I have heard of it n times but have never tasted it :( will try to make it at home.

But today we made use of ragi and made ragi rava dosa at home :)

Raksha June 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM  

I prepare this for my baby everyday.

Degchi June 25, 2011 at 1:26 AM  

It heard its is good to drink after the workout also. Nice Post.

Pavani June 25, 2011 at 4:34 AM  

I've never had ragi malt, but have heard a lot about the benefits of it. Your malt from sprouted ragi looks yummy.

Cool Lassi(e) June 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

This is sooo healthy and the step by step pictures are very helpful!

SouthIndianHome June 25, 2011 at 7:16 PM  

Healthy drink made at home.Thanks for the recipe Valli..
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Divya Vikram June 26, 2011 at 5:35 AM  

Looks wholesome and nutritious Valli.

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) June 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM  

I used to make this so much till last year for my son, sigh now he refuses to drink it :(

ritu_me January 4, 2016 at 11:57 AM  

Add cardamom it will be more tastier.

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