I remember how my grandmother would fondly prepare a bowl of ragi porridge almost every twice a week. “Your mother grew up eating this and so should you.” Ragi aka finger millets is loaded with nutrients that are much needed by a growing body. With almost 10x more calcium than found in any other grain, Slurrp Farm ragi powder is one of the highest sources of calcium. This traditional supergain is being used as an ideal weaning food in our family. Not just that! Even grown-ups and women undergoing menopause eat ragi with much delight.
What is ragi powder:
Ragi powder is prepared in two ways:
1. By crushing dried grains
2. Spouting, drying and then grinding them
Turning regular grains into the sprouted version of the same is super helpful. Ever heard of sprouted ragi grains? Well! It’s easy. The “sprouted ragi” has more nutrients than mature grains. All one has to do is soak the ragi grains, and let them germinate. Sprouted grains also have less starch that makes it easier to digest than regular grains. This process of changing ragi grains to tiny little plants is easy-to-do. You can also involve your little ones and explain the procedure. They are going to be intrigued! Perhaps this could be the best example of ‘garden to table.’
Here’s how you can prepare sprouted ragi powder at home.
Benefits if ragi powder:
1. Ragi helps boost the bone-strengthening material in the human body.
2. Ragi is packed with phosphorus that also maintains dental health, digestion and balances the pH levels in our body.
3. Ragi is high on fibre that helps in weight-loss. As for babies and kids, it keeps their little tummies full for a longer period of time.
4. Ragi is an excellent source of iron, especially helpful if consumed by those with low haemoglobin levels.
3 Baby recipes using Slurrp Farm ragi powder:
1. Ragi biscuit crackers recipe:
Especially helpful for babies with teething-related issues.
1. 1/2 Cup Organic Sprouted Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder
2. 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
3. 3/4 Tsp baking powder
4. One Tbsp sesame seeds
5. 1/2 Tsp black pepper
6. 3/4 Tsp oregano or mixed herbs
7. Salt to taste
8. 2 Tsp ghee/clarified butter
9. Water as required
To prepare a batch of fresh ragi powder biscuits/crackers, please click here.
2. Ragi Kheer made using Sprouted Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder:
1. 1 ½ Spoon Slurrp Farm Nut Powder (it has the goodness of almond, cashew, turmeric, saffron, pistachios, and immunity-boosting turmeric powder)
2. ½ Cup of Slurrp Farm Jaggery Powder
3. ¼ Cup of Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder
4. 1 Tsp of Ghee/clarified butter
5. 1 Cup of milk
6. 1 Cup water
Click here to prepare Ragi powder Kheer under 10 minutes!
3. Sprouted Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder Halwa (apple flavor):
1. Ragi seeds to make sprouted ragi cereal or 3-4 tbps of readymade Ragi cereal
2. One Apple (medium sized)
3. Water as required
4. Ghee (optional)
This recipe has 3 steps to it:
1. Making the ragi cereal from sprouted ragi
2. Making the apple puree
3. Preparation of the Halwa
For Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder Halwa recipe, please click here.
4. Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder Sevayi Kheer
1. One cup finger millet vermicelli (recipe for finger millet vermicelli – scroll down)
2. 1/2 Tsp Slurrp Farm 100% Organic Nut powder
3. One tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
4. One cup water
5. Jaggery (as required)
6. Two cups milk (full-cream)
7. Cardamom powder (as required)
For Slurrp Farm Ragi Powder Sevayi/Vermicelli Kheer, click here.