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
|Finger millet flour (Ragi)||50 gm|
|Whole wheat flour (Atta)||50 gm|
|Jaggery powder||60 gm|
|Unsalted butter||80 gm|
|Baking powder||½ tsp|
|Total Calories||1233.2 Calories|
|Total Servings||16 Cookies|
|Calories per Serving||77.07 per cookie|
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.
In another mixing bowl, take wheat flour, oats, millet flour, jaggery powder, and baking powder. Mix all the dry ingredients well.
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.
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.
After 30 minutes take the dough out from the refrigerator. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions. Start shaping the cookies.
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.
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.
Our healthy cookies are ready to be served. Stock these cookies in an air tight container for up to one month.
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