Ragi puttu with palm jaggery

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel
Ragi puttu is a steam cooked south Indian dish. Ragi is rich in fibre and helps lower cholesterol level. Ragi is a best diet for weight loss, diabetes and also it helps to cool our body. You can make ragi kanji, ragi roti, ragi malt, ragi puttu with this precious millet. My mom makes this puttu often and is one of my favourite snack after school. Usually we prepare ragi puttu with sugar, but for a change this time i replaced sugar with karuppatti (panai vellam / palm jaggery). It tasted heavenly and nothing was left out. Here is the recipe for this healthy puttu.
Ragi puttu
Ingredients:
      • 2 cups – Ragi / Keppai / Kelvaraku mavu
      • 1/4 cup (grated or powdered) –  Karuppatti / Palm jaggery / Panai vellam (as needed)
      • 3 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 1 tbsp – Ghee
      • Salt as needed
      • Water as needed
Sweet ragi puttu process
Preparation method:
  1. Take a mixing bowl, add ragi flour and required salt to it, mix well. Sprinkle one tbsp of water at a time to the flour and mix gently.
  2. The flour should look slightly crumbly texture as shown above.Transfer this to an idly cooker / puttu maker and steam it for 10 to 15 mins or until well cooked. Allow them to cool.
  3. Meanwhile break palm jaggery into small pieces or grate them. Add it to the ragi puttu along with grated coconut and ghee, mix well everything together. Sweet ragi puttu is ready.
Ragi puttu
Notes:
  • You can increase or decrease palm jaggery as per you taste.
  • You can use either idly cooker (with or without cloth) or puttu maker.
  • I used homemade ragi flour which took 15 mins to steam cook.
Ragi puttu

18 comments:

  1. wow this puttu looks yummy and healthy dear :)

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  2. Should try it asap...tis looks absolutely delicious and healthy!I kept on trying in many ways,but the ragi puttu always ended up with ragi kali :( sure will let u knw the results soon :)thanks for the post.

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  3. Super puttu shanthi, ii
    I love Ravi putty, I add sugar, this sounds great and healthy...

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  4. my fav snack / breakfast.. looks yum

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  5. Love to finish that whole bowl rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting.

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  6. Your puttu brought back fond memories of my childhood day when mum used to make for us. What a reminder to get me rolled onto the same delicious healthy dish and certainly perfect as breakfast.

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  7. I have tried ragi puttu but not with palm jaggery. A very healthy version.. Bookmarked !

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  8. Healthy puttu,perfect breakfast.

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  9. super healthy dish for a wonderful day start

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  10. Healthy and a perfect tamil recipe with palm jaggery

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  11. Super healthy puttu.. Wish I get to have some now :)

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  12. I have decided to make this puttu today and I like the sweet variety.

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  13. wow really nice never made puttu in my life always wanted too but never took that chance have to try this for tomo evening snack really nice one shanthi.

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  14. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
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