Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Raagi Malt - Sweet variety

This raagi malt is a very nutritious drink for all age groups. I have added a pinch of cardamom powder to give the sweet flavour. This is a very nice substitute for coffee and tea. Those who are under homeopathy medication can drink this as a beverage and avoid coffee and tea completely.
Raagi maalt

Raagi is also known as finger millet. It constitutes a little over 25% of food grains grown in India. It is widely consumed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu States. Ragi malt is very nutritious for children and weak people.

Ragi is rich in cellulose or dietary fibre. Therefore its regular use is an excellent laxative for chronic constipation. It is rich in calcium and iron. In fact it is the richest source of these minerals among all cereals. Ragi malt or Ragi preparation foods are good to eat in case of iron deficiency anaemia.The major proteins of ragi are prolamins and glutelins and they appear to be adequate in all essential amino acids, It contains B vitamin but is poor in B2.

Soya Milk – 1 cup (200 ml)
Honey – 1 ½ tsp
Raagi flour – 1 ½ tsp
Cardamom powder – ½ pinch (Optional)

Heat the milk in a sauce pan along with cardamom powder. Mix the raagi flour in 3-4 tbsp of water in a cup and keep it aside. When the milk is hot enough, add the raagi mixture and stir the milk constantly to avoid forming any lumps.
Adding the raagi flour mixture to the hot milk

Continue boiling until the malt becomes bit thick and the raw taste of raagi flour goes away by stirring continuously. It is good to take a bigger pan to avoid the overflow.

Note: You can also substitute Soya milk with normal milk or even with just water. Honey can be substituted with either jaggery or sugar.

A nice substitute for Coffee and Tea


  1. very healthy one...is been ages I had it..

  2. Thanks for your continuous encouragement Prathiba.