Friday, February 25, 2011

Ragi(Finger Millet), Green Mung, Black Chick Pea Cutlet





A grain free, gluten free,  a super diet for people with diabetes, carb & weight watchers, easily digestible can be given for kids and even infants. Apart from all these very filling,  tastes very good, very versatile and very inexpensive. Can any food fall on these categories? Ragi or Finger Millet is the one that would fit all these description. This seed used as a grain is extremely nutritious one. Instead of just Ragi, I have combined Green Mung Flour and Black Chick Pea flour to make this as a well balanced dish with complex carbohydrate and protein. I make this often either by adding chopped raw onions and green chili or by combining mixed vegetables. The simple cutlet just with onion and green chili tastes absolutely great when compared to the latter.



Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - 30 Minutes

Serves - 4



Ingredients



Ragi Flour - 12 oz ( 1 + 1/2 Cup)

Green Mung Flour - 4 oz (1/2 Cup)

Kala Chana Flour - 4 oz (1/2 Cup)

Salt -1 Tsp or to taste

Coconut Oil - 2 Tbsp

Water - 30 oz (1 1/2 times the flour)



Chopped Raw onions  - 1 Cup

Chopped Green Chilies - 2 or to taste

Chopped Ginger - 1 inch piece



or



Combination of finely chopped and sauteed vegetables with salt -1 Cup(Carrots, Bell Peppers, Beets, Onions etc)



Method



1) Combine the Ragi flour, kala channa, green mung flour and keep it aside.



2) Heat a wide mouthed pan with water and once it starts boiling, add the salt and the combined flours.



3) Simmer and keep stirring thoroughly  till you a form a thick dough.



4) Set this aside to cool down, once the dough is cool enough to handle with hand, add the chopped onions, green chili, ginger pieces or the sauteed vegetables.



5) Grease your hands and combine the vegetables to make a well formed dough. You should be able to make a ball out of the dough and flatten it with your palm. If the dough is too thick and dry add little bit more of warm water.



6) Heat an Iron griddle and make patties out of this dough and cook on both sides by adding little bit of coconut oil and serve hot with some Onion Pickle.

15 comments:

Prathibha said...

U made the boring ragi looking like a stunner here..looks yummy..

Vimitha Anand said...

Wow a healthy cutlet... Looks irresistible...

The Foodie said...

Power packed, healthy cutlet.

Priti said...

Looks yum ...love the unique combination

Nandini said...

Wow! Very nutritious and power packed cutlets.

Pia said...

Really healthy cutlet

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Priya said...

Wat a healthy cutlets, cant wait to try..

ila said...

Very healthy and yummy cutlets :) classy :)

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Miriam said...

Ooo, delectable entre :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Gulmohar said...

all the goodness in an irresistible way, that's what I would call this cutlet :-)

Swathi said...

Healthy delicious cutlet with goodness of ragi, green mung and black chickpea. Awesome.

aipi said...

delicious n full of goodness..beautifully presented :)

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Krishnaveni said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, first time here, wonderful blog, i am also a fan of ragi, cutlets are really good, love to try some:)

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