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Ragi Koozh : Recipe and Health Benefits

Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian BloggersRagi Koozh (pronounced ‘Cool’) is a savory drink, very popular in the Southern parts of India. Known as Farmer food, this is an ideal Summer breakfast as it is filling , keeps your stomach cool and keeps your energy levels high.

Benefits of Ragi:

  • Aids weight loss
  • Cools your body
  • Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
  • Reduces Bad Cholestrol
  • Helps Digestion
  • Rich in Iron, so a great boost for Anemia
  • Slows Skin ageing
  • Loaded with Calcium
  • Gluten-free

Ragi-Koozh-Healthy-Drink-SirimiriHow to make Ragi Koozh:

Ingredients:

A) 1 Tbsp Broken Rice (White /Brown/Red, your choice of rice. Give Raw rice a quick twirl in a blender, and what you get is broken rice) + 5 Cups Water

B) 3/4th Cup Ragi Flour

          1and a half Cup Water

C) ½ Glass Buttermilk

Method:

  1. Heat the 5 Cups of Water, add the broken Rice to it and cook until the rice is slightly overcooked.
  2. Add the Ragi Flour to the Water and mix well.

Add the Ragi mix (B) to the boiling Water (A) and mix well together while it cooks.

The mixture will start thickening. Keep Stirring.

Once it starts bubbling switch off the flame. Do not panic even if the mixture is too thick or gluggy.

Let this mixture cool completely. It HAS to cool down to room temperature .

When cool, add the Buttermilk ( C ) give it a good stir , cover and keep aside to ferment overnight at room temperature.

Next day, add salt to taste and more Buttermilk to get a desired consistency.

A Porridge/Smoothie like consistency is what is the ideal Ragi Koozh consistency, but you could make it a more runny consistency too.

Pour in a mug or glass, add / garnish with finely chopped Onions (optional) and enjoy.

Ragi-Koozh-Cool-SirimiriTips:

I make Ragi Koozh at around 6 ish in the evening. It takes a while to cool, so by the time I am ready to hit the bed it has cooled down and I can add the buttermilk to it, cover it and keep it aside for the overnight fermentation process.

Cooking it in an Earthen Pot enhances the flavour, but if you don’t have one, go ahead and cook it in a Steel Utensil.

Onion is also a coolant, and just adds crunch and enhances the taste of the Koozh. Avoid adding it if you don’t want Onion Breath, or add it and pop in a mint or chew gum later.

Other garnishing suggestions are, finely chopped Green Chilles and raw Mango.

Or just enjoy this glass of healthy goodness plain.

Ragi Koozh : Recipe and Health Benefits
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • A) 1 Tbsp Broken Rice (White /Brown/Red, your choice of rice. Give Raw rice a quick twirl in a blender, and what you get is broken rice) + 5 Cups Water
  • B) ¾
  • th
  • Cup Ragi Flour
  • 1and a half Cup Water
  • C) ½ Glass Buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Heat the 5 Cups of Water, add the broken Rice to it and cook until the rice is slightly overcooked.
  2. Add the Ragi Flour to the Water and mix well.
  3. Add the Ragi mix (B) to the boiling Water (A) and mix well together while it cooks.
  4. The mixture will start thickening. Keep Stirring.
  5. Once it starts bubbling switch off the flame. Do not panic even if the mixture is too thick or gluggy.
  6. Let this mixture cool completely. It HAS to cool down to room temperature .
  7. When cool, add the Buttermilk ( C ) give it a good stir , cover and keep aside to ferment overnight at room temperature.
  8. Next day, add salt to taste and more Buttermilk to get a desired consistency.
  9. A Porridge/Smoothie like consistency is what is the ideal Ragi Koozh consistency, but you could make it a more runny consistency too.
  10. Pour in a mug or glass, add / garnish with finely chopped Onions (optional) and enjoy.

4 thoughts on “Ragi Koozh : Recipe and Health Benefits

  1. I know the benefits of ragi but this is something new for me. Looks yummy and the fermentation process is something which is completely different from other recipes. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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