Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ragi(Finger Millet), Black Chick Pea & Mung Bean Pakoda(Snack)

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Know what you Eat – Craving for some fried snack, go for this low carb and high protein and tasty
pakodas. Finger millet is actually a seed which is much more superior to rice or wheat in
nutritional terms, providing highest levels of calcium,antioxidants, phytochemicals and high
levels of dietary fiber  which makes it easy and slowly digestible. This slow digestion is very useful for
people with diabetes as it does not cause any sugar highs. The bulkiness of the fiber and the slower
digestion rate makes us feel fuller for a longer time. Black Chick Pea & Green Mung bean are very
good source of protein, iron and dietary fiber. This is very ideal for carb watchers, kids and people
on gluten free diet.
Finger Millet is a staple in our house and i make lot of dishes using this healthy grain/seed, mixed
in 60, 40 proportion with Black Chick Pea & Green Mung Bean which will be perfect combination of
complex carbohydrate and protein mix. If you are craving for fried munchies go for these as they
are much healthier than store bought chips with empty calories and they do taste awesome.

Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
Serves – 4

Ingredients

Ragi(Finger Millet) Flour – 6 oz
Black Chick Pea Flour – 2 oz
Green Mung Bean Flour – 2 oz
Onion – 1 medium sized
Green chili – 1 chopped finely
Salt – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Water  to make a dough
Oil for frying

Method

1) Combine ragi flour, black chick pea flour and green mung flour.
2) Add turmeric powder, salt, chopped green chili, red chili powder, onion,
fennel seeds, chopped onion and add water little by little to make a dough
consistency.
3) Heat oil in a wide mouthed pan and once hot put these ragi pakodas
and deep fry little they are well cooked and crispy turning them in between.
4) Drain oil using a slotted spoon and keep them in a colander.
5) Place them in paper towel to remove any excess oil and serve hot
with any chutney of your choice.

Events

1) Sending this to JFI-Ragi hosted by Madhuram of Eggless Cooking an event started by Indira.

2) Sending this to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna.

3) Sending this to JFI-Fennel hosted by Siri an event started by Indira.

44 comments:

AshKuku said...

I never thought nor heard of using ragi in pakodas..... Now this is what I call creative cooking.. U r a genius.... This is healthy & a splendid one to please our palates....too...........

Ash..
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

PJ said...

wow, you sure have the most unique healthy and delicious combos nailed! Great info about ragi, I haven't used it much but want to start using it now.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy snack!!!
Looks very crispy....

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely recipe! I have to make this for my dad! thanks for posting !!!...and thanks a lot for letting me know you cldnt view the pic of my last post...I have rectified it!

Angie's Recipes said...

If I didn't know you are a vegetarian, I would have probably think they were the beef snacks. ;-)

priya said...

Healthy and delicious!...very tempting!...must try this..thx for sharing, dear!

Parita said...

Pakodas look delicious! Yummy snack :-)

lata raja said...

i made flat crisps with fingermillet. Will soon post too. The pakodas look good.

shanthi said...

Different and crispy one with ragi

Priya said...

Crispy pakodas looks tempting...prefect evening snacks..

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice use of ragi to make pakodas..we hardly use it in our meals, this way it will be eaten by all.thanks for sharing

Padma said...

Looks nice crisp and yummy. I do make ragi pakodas often, but never added other flours. Nice addition, should give a try.

Tina said...

Healthy snack...

Nandini said...

It's a wonderful snack in the evenings! Comfortable and crunchy!

Nandini said...

It's a wonderful snack in the evenings! Comfortable and crunchy!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A very health combination ..looks so mouth-watering...a perfect snack for the season:)

Mriganayani said...

Wow - you guys are the queens of how to use ragi in very creative forms. Love this - perfect and filling for a rainy day!

rv said...

It is undoubtedly a healthy eat, please send it for the event.

ruchikacooks said...

Ragi pakodas are so new M..They look crispy and totally healthy. Thanks for sharing.

Pavithra said...

MMmm thats really healthy and nice snack ... this is really must try one.. once i try will post and link back to you...

Siddhi S said...

wow yummy n healthy pakodas

Vrinda said...

ragi pakodas r new to me...sounds good and healthy indeed...

Rachana Kothari said...

A very delicious and healthy Snack:)

simplyfood said...

Interesting combination of flours, never tried cooking with any of these but will surely try.

Malar Gandhi said...

THats a rare and very healthy combo'...I just make raagi pakora...this looks crispy, sounds very fulfilling:)

Dolly said...

wow, what a healthy and delicious treat. These are guilt-free pakodas. This is new to me and I'm going to give it a try. Superb Click. LOved reading the info abt Ragi.

SE said...

perfect and healthy !!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Crispy...yummy with hot tea.

Sarah Naveen said...

hey thats a wonderful recipe...Yummy...
Without the title i would have taken it as beef fry ;)

Devi Meyyappan said...

That is such an healthy snack!.. and a different one too... Thank you!

Cham said...

Quiet unique never heard of ragi flour fritters!

Pari said...

Hi. Ragi frequents my kitchen too. I love this combo of ingredients, must try making this.So healthy..

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite new and intersting recipe.Will give a try soon.geat click

sowmya.s said...

pakodas with ragi sounds awesome..should try sometime..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments. Really thanks for all your time. Angie & Sarah being a born vegetarian and still a vegetarian i don't know how beef fry is and neither want to know. So can't correlate it.

Gulmohar said...

That's a unique combo, healthy too..grt job girls !!

Shri said...

Unique and creative!!

Swathi said...

Ragi pakoda looks really good

Devon said...

Do you put salt on these when they are finished frying?

Katy ~ said...

I would love to pick one up from your plate and pop it into my mouth.

Abhilash said...

When I saw it, I thought it is fried chicken :)

Never thought about using ragi for pakora. This is a good one to try

Anshika said...

For giving so much information on food, you deserve an award. Pick the same from my blog :)

Madhuram said...

Where did you find black chickpea flour and green mung flour? That's really an interesting combination and the pakodas look very appetizing.

Siri said...

Black chickpea powder? Wow..did you make that @ home or store-bought?.. v.v..healthy entry..Thanks :)

Siri

 
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