Ragi Malt With Buttermilk
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Plain ragi flour/sprouted ragi flour: 2 tbsp
Water: 2 cups
Buttermilk: 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Step 1: Mix tablespoons of ragi with water until it is lump-free. Boil water in a pan and add soaked ragi to boiling water.
Step 2: Cook this mixture for 2-3 minutes until it becomes frothy. Let the ragi mixture cool down.
Step 3: Mix one tablespoon of yoghurt with water, add salt and add the cooled ragi to the buttermilk and mix well.
Step 4: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
1. Strengthens bones.
When compared to other millet grains, ragi is considered to be one of the best non-dairy sources of calcium with 344 mg of the mineral in just 100 grams of ragi. Calcium is an essential mineral required for keeping UR bones and teeth healthy and strong, preventing the onset of osteoporosis in adults. The rich calcium content is also one of the reasons why growing children are fed ragi porridge.
2. Manages diabetes.
The millet comprising of the seed coat (testa) is packed full of polyphenols and dietary fibre. Ragi can also treat diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic disorder characterised by hyperglycemia, resulting from insufficient insulin secretion. It also helps in keeping UR blood sugar levels stable.
3. Prevents weight gain.
The high dietary fibre content in ragi prevents you from overeating and keeps you satiated. Ragi also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which functions as an appetite suppressant and is effective in losing weight. So, substitute wheat and rice with ragi to prevent weight gain or obesity.
4. Boosts heart health.
Ragi flour contains a good amount of magnesium and potassium. Magnesium helps in maintaining a normal heartbeat and nerve function whereas, potassium aids in the proper functioning of the heart muscles and lowers the risk of atherosclerosis. On the other hand, the fibre content and the amino acid threonine, prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver and lowers cholesterol.
5. Prevents chronic diseases.
The polyphenol antioxidants in ragi help the body fight against chronic diseases and infections. These antioxidants prevent the healthy cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
6. Battles anaemia.
Ragi, being an excellent source of iron, is considered to be a great food for anaemic patients and individuals with low haemoglobin levels. Haemoglobin is a protein present in red blood cells, responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. In addition, this millet is a good source of thiamine, which increases the production of red blood cells.
7. Good for lactating mothers.
Ragi can enhance the milk production due to the presence of amino acid, calcium and iron, which are also beneficial for the child.
Approximate cost: INR 50
Serving size: 1
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chopped ginger: 1 tsp
Cored apple or pear: 1/2
Water: 1 liter
Step 1: In a jug add one litre water. Wash the apple properly to remove wax or sticky residue. Cut the apple in half and core it. Chop the cored half apple into small cubes or thin slices and add them in the water jug.
Step 2: Peel or grate a little piece of ginger,and add it to UR infuser bottle or water jug. Infuse the ingredients in the water, and allow the water to infuse in the ingredients for thirty minutes.
Hydrate yourself with this therapeutic water throughout the day or have it after a long night of partying.
This fab hangover cure is great right after u wake up too, it zaps UR headache, keeps you hydrated and prevents UR hangover.
Note: We do not advocate you to drink or binge drink. We only recommend anyone who may drink, to please drink moderately and responsibly. This therapeutic water tastes even more delicious when UR sober.
Approximate cost: INR 35
Serving size: 1
Cooking time: 3 minutes
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Jaggery: 1 tsp
Activated charcoal powder/capsule: 1bsp
Water: 1 cup
Step 1: In a bowl add lemon juice, jaggery, activated charcoal powder/capsule and water. Mix everything well until it is lump-free
Step 2: Add ice in glass and pour the charcoal lemonade over it and serve. If UR making a bigger batch of charcoal lemonade make sure to store it in an air-tight jar or container and have the lemonade in 4-5 days and before the ingredients start to seperate.
Approximate cost: INR 105
Serving size: 8
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Energy: 186 Kcal
Carbs: 45.8 g
Fibre: 4.2 g
Raw mangoes- 400 grams
Water - 2 cups
Jaggery powder - ½ cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - ¼ tsp
Black salt - 2 tsp
Step 1: Rinse the raw mangoes and wash them in water to remove any sticky residue.
Step 2: Boil the mangoes till they become soft inside and the skin gets discoloured. Take them off the heat and let the mangoes cool down.
Step 3:When the mangoes have cooled down, remove the skin and squeeze the pulp out of the mangoes.
Step 4: Strain the liquid to remove any chunks. Mix all the ingredients together, blend and add two cups of water. Put some crushed ice or ice cubes in a glass, pour the aam panna and serve.
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