25 Jun 2015

How to Sprouts Ragi Kelvaragu Keppai At Home | Healthy Breakfaast

Recipe :

How to Sprouts Ragi Kelvaragu Keppai At Home | Healthy Breakfaast

Prep Time: To Sprout : 3 to 4 days, To Dry : 2 days, To Make Kozhukattai : 5minutes.
Cook time: 15 minutes
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Category: How to Sprouts, Breakfast
Serves: 2 persons

About The Recipe :

How To Sprout The Kelvaragu \ Ragi At Home And How To Make The Sprouts Flour.

A healthier diet is incomplete without sprouts. Sprouts is a very nutritional food around the world. Because its low in calories and excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Kelvaragu is commonly known as keppai, ragi and finger millet. It is very high in calcium and also rich in iron and fiber. But the sprouted \ mulaikattiya kelvaragu thaniyam is more nutritious than the ordinary kelvaragu. Because it is rich source of protein, anti-oxidants and other vitamins. Today learn how to sprout the kelvaragu siru thaniyam easily at home without sprout maker, how to make the sprouts flour and one simple kozhukattai recipe. Lets see how to sprouts...

How To Sprout Kelvaragu ( Keppai \ Ragi \ Finger Millet ) At Home :

  • Wash and soak the kelvaragu \ ragi for about ten to twelve hours with required water. (Image 1)
  • Drain the water. Using cloth, hang the soaked kelvaragu \ ragi for about twelve hours to remove the excess water and leaving them damp. (Image 2)
  • Then transfer the hung kelvaragu \ ragi into a container box or hot box. (Image 3)
  • Cover the lid and leave for about two to three days. At the end of first day, you will see the sprouts appearing. After two to three days, you will see the sprouts from the kelvaragu \ ragi for about one inch long. (Image 4)
  • It is ready to eat straight away or refrigerate for an week. In this method, you can also sprout the pasi payaru \ green gram \ mung dal.
  • To make the sprouted kelvaragu \ ragi powder, shadow dry the sprouts for 2 to 3 days. (Image 5 and 6)
  • Then dry roast the dried sprouts in a heavy bottom hot kadhai, also making sure that it doesn't get burnt but is well roasted and has a crisp texture. Then cool them completely. (Image 7)
  • Grind into fine powder, use required and store the remaining powder in a air-tight box. (Image 8 and 9)
  • Now for the recipe to make the mulaikattiya kelvaragu \ keppai \ ragi kozhukattai using this sprouts powder.

Ingredients :

Mulaikattiya Kelvaragu \ Keppai \ Ragi Sprouts Flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Badam - 12 to 15 no
Cashews - 12 to 15 no
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Crushed Green Cardamom - 3 no

Method :

Steps To Make The Mulaikattiya \ Sprouted Kelvaragu ( Keppai \ Ragi ) Kozhukattai :

  • Make the jaggery syrup with quarter cup of water. Filter, cool completely and keep aside. (Image 1)
  • Coarsely grind the cashew-nuts and almonds. (Image 2 and 3)
  • To make the kozhukattai dough, combine the mulaikattiya \ sprouted kelvaragu flour, ground cashews-almonds mixture, coconut and cardamom in a mixing bowl and mix altogether. (Image 4)
  • Then stir in the filtered jaggery syrup and mix well in to a crumble texture. Add water, if required. (Image 5 and 6)
  • Make kozhukattai's. (Image 7)
  • To steam, heat about two centimeter of water or required water in a idli pan, place the top plate, spread the damp cloth and arrange the prepared kozhukattai's, cover the lid and steam for 10 minutes over medium flame. And ready to serve. (Image 8)
Serving Suggestion : Serve hot.
Label : Other Kozhukattai Recipes
Page : Breakfast \ Tiffins Recipes
Page : Millets Recipes


kamala said...

I tried sprouting ragi. But after sprouting for 2 days I made it into a flour. Ragi flour has some smell (pulicha smell). What is the reason for this


The problem is water only. If you not remove the excess water from the soaked ragi (8 hours) means it will smell after sprouting.
For that first hung the soaked ragi for 8 hours and remove the excess water. After that place some kitchen paper towel at the bottom of the hot box and remove it once the excess water is absorbed fully. And then continue the sprouting process... This time you will definitely success.

kamala said...

Thank you... I will try next time


Try and share kamala mam...

Unknown said...

wow...fantastic post with detailed explanation and photos,awesome... definitely will try the recipe.thanks


Hi Unknown, Thank you very much. Try and share with us...

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