Full of Protein, Fiber & Nutrients for your Hectic Mornings.
There has always been a great emphasis laid on the significance of breakfast and if you are a health freak who understands that having a healthy and complete breakfast meal is a must to keep you sane and active to sustain your professional and personal commitments, then here is a great, hassle-free and power-packed breakfast option for you.
Today, we are sharing a protein-packed recipe full of the nutrients-led of ‘Ragi Balls’. Ragi is also known as finger millet i.e. one of the most nutritious and healthy cereals easily available in India. The ragi balls give you a great start to the day as they are protein-rich that gives you energy, full of fiber that supports you in attending stretched meetings and is good for bones. Interestingly this recipe is a complete meal in itself and can be accompanied by a glass of milk, tea or coffee in your breakfasts.
Another reason that makes Ragi balls a must in your meals is that it can be stored for almost a week in the refrigerator and becomes the best companion, if you are having a hectic start of the day or running back-to-back meetings.
Ragi Flour – 250 grams
Powdered Sugar or Jaggery or Brown Sugar- 100 grams
A handful of nuts (Finely chopped)
Desi Ghee- 1 tablespoon
Take a spoon or two desi ghee in a pan, let it heat up. Then add ragi flour or finger millet in the pan and roast it for about 10 minutes until it changes color and fragrance starts coming out of it. Once it is cooked, keep it aside to cool down.
In another bowl, take dry ingredients i.e. powdered sugar or jaggery or brown sugar, anything that you prefer. If you have a sweet tooth then you can take any of these in a good quantity, otherwise, you can take a small quantity to just add up to the taste and keep the sweet intake in control. Add finely chopped nuts in it such as almonds, coconut, raisins, and cashews. If you are a big fan of seeds available these days such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax or chia seeds then you can add them as well. But if you wish to keep your ragi balls only high in protein and low in calories then you must add a lesser number of seeds and nuts. Now mix the sugar and nuts or seeds in a bowl.
Lastly, take the roasted ragi flour in a bowl, add the mixer of your dry ingredients and mix them well. To turn them into balls or Laddos shape, use your hands. Use some melted desi ghee to make your hands greasy, take a small portion of the mixer and roll them into balls. In case, you want to avoid the messy part and keep the mixer like that, and you can still have the ragi-cooked mixer in your breakfast for about 3-4 spoons or depending upon your appetite.
Team them up with your hot coffee, tea or a glass of milk in winters and give a healthy start to your day in winters!
Happy Healthy Breakfast!