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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ragi & Almond Drink | Red Millet Drink | Finger Millet Drink


Ragi is also known as Red Millet or Finger Millet. It has tremendous health benefits like - aids in weight loss, increases bone strength, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, treats anemia, aids digestion and the list goes on. Especially during fasting days, taking ragi drink or in any form gives the body a cooling effect.










1 cup = 250 ml

Ingredients: (For 4 servings)
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole ragi
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 3 cups of milk
  • Sugar as needed
  • 2 cardamom
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
Method:
  1. Soak ragi and almonds overnight or at least for 4 hours. Peel the almonds.
  2. Grind into a smooth paste by adding cardamom and 1 cup water.
  3. Take a muslin cloth and sieve the ragi almond juice, discard the leftovers on the cloth.
  4. Heat a heavy bottom sauce pan and add the sieved ragi and almond juice along with milk and sugar. Keep stirring and cook on low flame till it starts to boil.
  5. After it reaches boiling point, cook for 1 more minute and then turn off the heat.
  6. Set aside and wait till it reaches room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  7. This drink can be served either hot or chilled.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top and serve.  
Note: You need to constantly stir the drink while it is cooking and keep a close watch on it. Adjust sugar according to your preference. I added little less than 1/2 cup sugar. 

Variation:
Substitute ragi for wheat and make Wheat & Almond Drink. Whole procedure and quantity remains the same.  

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4 comments:

  1. Can we substitute with ragi powder.....how much to use for this quantity?

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  2. Can we substitute with ragi powder.....how much to use for this quantity?

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    1. I will just update the post and mention the procedure for ragi powder

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    2. I will just update the post and mention the procedure for ragi powder

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