Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Raagi Rotti

Children grow up so fast! The infant in your arms who only wanted a few ounces of milk every now and then, suddenly starts taking thin porridge followed by lumpy thick porridge and finally rice and idli. By this time they are sitting on a chair and eating their meals from a bowl and spoon, with your help ofcourse. Then the much loved porridge becomes a horrible choice for a meal for them. They hate that bowl and spoon. They see your plate on the table, a large circular plate with atleast 5 varieties of such colourful dishes. And at that instant they hate you, as you are being very unfair to them...
It is a matter of time before they start demanding the same plate and the same items that you eat. Their porridge makes them feel so little in stature and they remind you "Hey I am a grown-up now! Treat me like one!". You were least expecting it. You have about 3Kg of porridge powder left. So either the entire family starts taking porridge for meals to convince the little one or we use that porridge powder for something else. We did the latter.

We had about 3-4 Kgs of Raagi porridge powder, when we realized that our little girl is suddenly a grown up. So we decided to make Raagi Rotti with that powder.

Raagi Porridge powder - 1 to 1 1/2cup (Recipe here)
Onions, medium - 3-4
Green Chillies - 3
Coriander leaves - 1/4 bunch
Curry leaves - 8-10
Salt - to taste
Oil - for making rotti
I use the shredder to coarsely chop the onions, chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt.
Add the Raagi powder to this mix and knead into a soft dough.
Take a handful of the dough and form a ball. Use oil to grease your hands.
On a greased piece of plastic paper, flatten this dough into a roti, approximately 4-5 inches in diameter.
Heat tawa and invert the roti onto the hot tawa.
Bake the roti until brown on both sides.
Serve hot with Chutney. We usually eat it plain with no sides.
Verdict: Simple and easy preparation and wholesome food. Makes an excellent breakfast/dinner item. Also makes a great lunch box item.
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