Vegetarian, gluten free and a powerhouse of health benefits ready in under 10 minutes!
Ragi or finger millet is a grain that has been grown in the southern region of India for over 4000 years. But this once popular grain has been forgotten in recent years.
It is called nachani in Marathi and growing up I had seen nutritious nachani satva packets in many stores in Maharashtra. During my last trip to India, I decided to pick up a couple of these packets. Nachani satva is sprouted ragi or nachani flour. It is also called malted finger millet flour and is available in some stores and online.
Super easy to make as a porridge or as a dessert, nachani satva is gluten free, a rich source of minerals, calcium, has anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties and has essential amino acids that are rare in vegetarian diets. From the ayurvedic perspective, it helps get rid of high ‘ama’ or vitiated pitta and helps with the digestive fire. Cooking with milk or coconut milk and cardamom is beneficial in balancing the doshas.
You know how much I love coconut milk so just like the Overnight Oats in Coconut Milk, I used coconut milk in this delectable breakfast too. I like waking up to breakfasts I enjoy. Don’t you?
Plus it is perfect for the spring round the corner, isn’t it? To make it attractive to my family, I made it into a nourish bowl! The ragi porridge is topped with fresh and dry fruit, shredded coconut and walnuts! I added my favorites. And you can add yours!
Ragi Nourish Bowl
- 2 teaspoons of nachani/ragi satva (sprouted finger millet flour) blended with ½ cup water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk/milk/almond milk
- Jaggery/sugar/stevia according to taste
- A small pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
- Fresh and/or dry fruit and nuts of your choice ( I used papaya, shredded coconut, dates and walnuts)
To make the Ragi Nourish Bowl-
- Add the blended nachani satva to the coconut milk, milk or almond milk and bring it to a low simmer. Stir and let it simmer for about 2 minutes or until cooked. Remove from heat.
- Add the jaggery, sugar or stevia, salt and cardamom powder and stir well.
- Serve warm or cold topped with fruit and nuts.
I am taking my Ragi Nourish Bowl to Angie’s Fiesta Friday!
Have a great weekend all!