Ragi Flour Halwa – Finger Millet Halwa – Kezhvaragu Halwa Recipe
Ragi Flour Halwa / Ragi Halwa is an easy Indian sweet variety prepared by roasting the finger millet flour (Ragi Maavu) with ghee and then cooking it with water & sugar which is then flavored with cardamom & nuts. You can go for this easy sweet, if you have a craving for eating sweets and also wish to stay healthy.
Ragi called as Keppai / Kezhvaragu is one of the millet varieties (Sirudhania vagaigal) and is very healthy.
Few health benefits of Ragi:
- Ragi (Finger Millet) is so rich in Calcium and proteins and when consumed for breakfast, it would provide all the energy and strength needed for the day.
- It is also rich in fibre and it would reduce appetite. So, people who watch their weight can take Ragi for breakfast so that they would gain the strength for the day and their appetite would also be under control ( Better way to lost that extra pound, without losing nutrients, huh??) .
- It is also good for diabetic people.
We have been exploring different dishes from tiffin items to snacks using ragi flour lately. So, I thought of giving it a shot to prepare halwa with ragi flour. First, I was not sure about the distinct taste of Kezhvaragu so I tried the Ragi Flour halwa with equal proportion of wheat & Finger Millet flour. It came out well and that boosted me up to prepare the halwa using just the whole ragi flour. This Ragi Halwa is easy to prepare and similar to the method we prepare Rava kesari.
This Finger Millet Halwa has a soft, smooth and mild chewy texture which just melts in your mouth. Do try out this easy Ragi flour Halwa / Kezhvaragu Halwa and score your family’s health and taste.
Similar kind of Ragi Halwa prepared with coconut milk and jaggery is called as Ragi Manni which is usually given for kids. It is very healthy and tasty as well. We would try to post that Ragi manni recipe here soon.
Few of my friends here have been asking where to get this Ragi Flour / Keppai Maavu / Kezhavaragu pwoder. If you are in US and looking for Ragi flour, you can buy Ragi Flour from Amazon by clicking this link Finger Millet Flour (Ragi Flour) 2lb
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Finger-Millet Halwa | Kezhvaragu Halwa | Madua Halwa | Moothari Halwa | Nachni flour Halwa | Ragi flour Halwa | Finger Millet Kesari | Ragi Kesari | Keppai Halva | Ragi Manni
Serves: 2 or 3 persons
RagiFlour – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Rosted nuts of your choice – 1/8 cup
- Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Once it’s hot enough, add ragi flour and roast it nicely until the color changes & you can sense the aroma.2. Keep the flame in low and add water slowly to the roasted flour with constant stirring and allow it to cook until the water get absorbed.3. Now, add sugar & cardamom powder to the cooked flour. Mix them well until they are well blended.4. Switch off the flame when the halwa holds together and starts leaving the pan with a glossy texture.5. Garnish your Ragi flour Halwa – Kezhavaragu Halwa with nuts and Enjoy your sweet without any guilt!!!
- If you are not sure about the distinct taste of ragi, then try preparing the halwa with 50/50 ragi & wheat flour.
- Keep the Ragi Flour halwa closed in an air-tight container to retain its taste.
- I recommend to consume your Ragi halwa within 2-3 days, as it might get dried.
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