When we kids my grandma used to make ragi porridge several days in a week for breakfast. As a kid I hate ragi, somehow I don't like the colour as well as the texture of that porridge. My aunt used to make ragi dosa for my uncle who is a diabetic patient. I love that dosa, it is not the instant kind which I posted in this blog, She makes the dosa by grinding urad dal and fermenting it. It stays so soft and the flavour was so good.
I love cooking with ragi because I know it is so good for me and contains lots of vitamins in it. Ever since I started using ragi in my cooking, I always make dosa,adai or something like that. But lately I discovered that ragi can be used in baking too, since I came across a cookies which I ate in one of my nearest bakery, So when I searched online I found this awesome recipe and immediately gave a try and the result was mind blowing. It didn't taste like ragi which you must have had before..It was rich chocolaty and purely yummy. The cool thing in this recipe is, it is EGGLESS. So any one can enjoy it..
I hope you will try this out and let me know if you have any doubts.
Recipe Source: Lite Bite
Ragi Flour / Finger Millet Flour - 1 cup / 120 gms
Cornflour / CornStarch - 1 tblspn
All Purpose Flour / Maida- 1 tblspn
Cocoa powder - 1 tblspn
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 gms
Butter - 113 gms / 4 ounces / 1/4 pound
Curd / Yogurt - 1 tsp or adjust it accoridingly
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Preheat the oven to 190°C / 380°F.
Take Ragi flour in a pan and dry roast it for couple of minutes till its raw smells goes away. Remove this to a bowl and let it cool down completely.
Add cornflour, maida, baking powder and cocoa to ragi and mix well.
Now take butter in a sauce pan and melt it down. Add sugar and curd to the cooled butter and mix well.
Pour this over the flour mixture and mix well..Form into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into equal balls and flatten it slightly and arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray.
Take a tooth pick and press some impression over the cookies.
Bake this for 10- 12 mins. Remove this on to a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.
Store in a airtight container.
|take all your ingrediants|
|roast ragi flour|
|add it to a bowl|
|and baking powder|
|add sugar to melted butter|
|add some curd|
|pour that in this|
|and form into a dough|
|divide into equal portions|
|using a toothpick and make slashes|