Ragi Cookies with Jaggery | Ragi Biscuits without sugar | Nachani cookies

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    Ragi cookies with jaggery
    Ragi cookies with jaggery

    Ragi Cookies with Jaggery

    Whether you call it finger millet, nachani or ragi, all means health. I am done with wheat cookies and oat cookies. I was contemplating to experiment with other flour or millets for my healthy cookies. Ragi cookies was there in my mind but it was just not happening.

    We got the complete body checkup done just a week ago. Good thing that the BP, Cholesterol level and weight of Amit is coming down, but a lot is yet to be achieved. Hence, everything that encourages weight loss and controls blood sugar, became my preference.

    This recent routine health check-up made my thought stronger to make Ragi cookies. To make it healthier I planned to make ragi cookies with Jaggery.

    Karnataka is the leading producer of ragi. Ragi is a source of good carbohydrate. Ragi is a gluten free cereal. It is loaded with several benefits and we should embrace Ragi in our food.

    Ragi Cookies Health Benefits

    Skin: Source of vitamin D.improves vitality, improve skin tissues and reduce wrinkles.

    Diabetes: Ragi has low glycemic index and hence reduces food cravings. Helps in keeping the blood sugar in check.

    Anemia: Ragi is good source of iron and helps improve hemoglobin levels.

    Insomnia: Ragi is source of antioxidants like Tryptophan and Amino acids. This helps reduce anxiety, depression and Insomnia.

    Weight loss: Ragi is high in dietary fiber. It reduces unnecessary food cravings thus helps in weight loss.

    Ragi Cookies without Sugar: High Fiber Diet

    This is an eggless butter biscuit recipe. The recipe includes ragi, oats and wholewheat. Feel free to call them multigrain cookies. This simple cookie recipe produces healthy biscuits for kids. The melt-in-mouth flavour of the cookies make the kids fall for them.

    Can you bake cookies in the Microwave?

    Of course yes. Ok coming back to baking cookies without oven, all the steps in the recipe shall stay same. However when you bake in microwave do the following:

    • Ensure the microwave is on convection mode
    • Bake the ragi cookies at 150 °C for 12 to 15 min

    Ingredients

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    Items Quantity
    Finger millet flour (Ragi) 50 gm
    Whole wheat flour (Atta) 50 gm
    Oats 20 gm
    Jaggery powder 60 gm
    Unsalted butter 80 gm
    Baking powder ½ tsp
    Milk 2 tbs

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    Calories Count

    Total Calories 1233.2 Calories
    Total Servings 16 Cookies
    Calories per Serving 77.07 per cookie

    Instructions

    In a non-stick pan, dry roast the finger millet flour (ragi flour) on low flame for about 10 minutes This will help to remove the raw smell or taste of the flour. Transfer it into a bowl and let it cool.

    Nachani Biscuits ingredients

    In another mixing bowl, take wheat flour, oats, millet flour, jaggery powder, and baking powder. Mix all the dry ingredients well.

    Dry and wet ingredients Nachni Cookies

    Add butter to the dry ingredients and with the help of the finger tips, start mixing butter with dry ingredients until you get texture like bread crumbs. Now add 1 tbs milk and bind the dough. I used 2 tbs for the recipe. If you feel your dough is still dry, you may add more milk. Don’t over knead the dough like regular chapatti or bread dough. We don’t want to form the gluten.

    Dough for Ragi Biscuits

    Cover the dough into a cling wrap and place it in refrigerator for 30 minutes. This will help to set the dough and results in crispy cookies.

    Ragi Cookies Rested Dough

    After 30 minutes take the dough out from the refrigerator. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions. Start shaping the cookies.

    Let’s Bake

    Meanwhile keep the oven for preheating at 160 °C. Roll the each dough portion into a ball and slightly flatten it by pressing it with palm. Place all the shaped cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper by leaving some space in between as cookies will expand while baking.

    Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for about 15 to 18 minutes.

    Ragi Cookies before baking

    Once done, take the tray out from the oven and using a flat spatula transfer all the ragi cookies to a wired rack and let them cool.

    Ragi Cookies after baking

    Our healthy cookies are ready to be served. Stock these cookies in an air tight container for up to one month.

    Ragi cookies

    Ragi Cookies with Jaggery | Ragi Biscuits without sugar | Nachani cookies
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 30 minutes
    Ragi Cookies with Jaggery | Ragi Biscuits without sugar | Nachani cookies
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 30 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: Cookies
    Instructions
    1. In a non-stick pan, dry roast the finger millet flour (ragi flour) on low flame for about 10 minutes This will help to remove the raw smell or taste of the flour. Transfer it into a bowl and let it cool.
    2. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients by adding butter into it.
    3. Add 1 tbs milk at a time and start binding the dough.
    4. Cover the dough with a cling wrap and let it rest in refrigerator for 30 min.
    5. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 160 °C .
    6. Shape the refrigerated dough into small balls. Flatten each dough ball between the palms and place on a baking tray by leaving so space in between.
    7. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes.
    8. After baking, let the cookies cool down completely on a wired rack.
    9. Ragi cookies with Jaggery are ready to be served.
    Recipe Notes
    • Don’t forget to dry roast the finger millet flour, else you will get the earthen flavour in the cookies after baking.
    • Do not over knead the dough. Just bind it gently.
    • Use cold butter for the recipe.
    • Resting the dough in refrigerator helps to get crunchy cookies.
    • In case you don’t have jaggery, use 50 gm of powdered sugar.
    • Substituting unsalted butter with salted butter will change the texture as well as flavour of the cookies.
    • To get crispy cookies, roll the dough thinner.
    • Add milk to the dough accordingly. The dough should be hard and firm.
    • Always bake cookies in a preheated oven.
    • Store the cookies in an air tight container.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed within this article are personal. The calories count is indicative using Google as a reference point. The links carry affiliate links. If you click and buy Sonlicious will get a small commission that helps in keeping the blog up and running. The brands gave nothing to recommend their product.

    6 COMMENTS

    1. Thanks for sharing delicious recipe for me. My grandfather is sugar patient . so I searching new sugar free recipe. I will definitely prepare your recipe for him.

    2. Thanks for this super food Super healthy recipe! Can we make this into spicy cookie? If yes, what would u add? TIA!

      • Hi Bharati,
        Thanks for liking the cookie. I haven’t yet tried a spicy version of this cookie and cannot comment as of now. Spicy biscuits can range from simple cumin seeds biscuits to biscuits with ginger, chillies, cinnamon, curry leaves etc.

        Sonia.

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