Monday, July 11, 2011

Ragi Kaara Biscuits / Finger Millet Savory Cookies | Cookie Recipes

Ragi or Finger Millet is a very healthy wholegrain rich is amino acids, protein and fibre. In India, Ragi is a widely used grain made into rotis, dosas, idlis, porridges (koozh), mudde and puttu. It is consumed for its wholesome goodness and it is a great energy producer. Being so good for health it is sometimes not desirable for the palate. But as you know all that is healthy can absolutely be made tasty too. And here comes the healthy and tasty ragi savory cookies. 
Ingredients:
Recipe adapted from Shanavi's space
Ragi flour / Finger Miller flour - 3/4 cup
Wheat flour - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (or margarine/shortening)
Plain Yogurt - 3 tbsp
Green chillies - 3 or 4 - chopped fine
Basil leaves - from 4 twigs - chopped fine (Can use any herb like mint/cilantro/parsley)
Method:
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sieve the flours, sugar, salt and baking powder. Whisk the butter until light and add the chopped green chillies, basil and yogurt. Add the flour mixture slowly, while still running the hand mixer on low speed. When it comes together, knead to a soft dough with your hands. Divide the dough into 4 parts. Flour a board and roll the dough to a 1/4" thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shape. Transfer to the cookie sheet and place with 1/2 " distance. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 mins or until the edges are brown. Mine took 18 mins. Transfer to a cooling rack. When cooled, store in an air tight container. Perfect accompaniment for tea/coffee.
Sending these scrumptious and delicious cookies to Kiran's Cooking with Whole Foods-Finger Millet event hosted by Denny of Oh Taste N SeeHealing Foods - Whole Grains event by Siri guest hosted by Simona, Let's Cook - Breaktime Snacks event by Radhika and to Only - Baked event by Pari guest hosted by Harini-Jaya of Tamalapaku.



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Also sending my Ragi Dosa to CWF - Ragi and Healing Foods - Whole grains event

51 comments:

  1. Awesome looking ragi biscuits.. Healthy and delicious.. Lovely clicks.

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  2. Looks too good...healthy recipe too

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  3. Wow.. this is super healthy and delicious too :) Mom loves spicy biscuits so much. Will make this for her :)

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  4. Healthy version of cookies, looks very yummy!

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  5. Looks very gud and healthy ....bookmarked it

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  6. Krithi, u made a healthier version and thanx for trying ..Clicks are so sooper this time and next time will try ur version of kaara biscuit ..

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  7. Healthy and delicious looking biscuits....lovely clicks..

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  8. Pics are stunning kiri...love these spicy cookies, will try very soon.

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  9. Healthy and tempitng biscuits.. looks awesome !!!
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. wow...those look really good...the idea of kaara biscuits using green chili is new to me...i have only ever eaten kaara biscuits with ginger...:)

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  11. fab presentation krithi - kudos !

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  12. wow good one..with green chillies..

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  13. Hey these cookies are adorable. No APF. Very healthy too :-)

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  14. Crunchy, healthy and delicious cookies...very nice clicks

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  15. So healthy, so yummy, simply mind-blowing! :)

    Anjali Shukla
    Spice n Sugar Tales
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com

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  16. woww... a very healthy way of making biscuits.. today itself i wl make this for my baby :)

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  17. wow healthy cookies
    do follow my blog so we share the recipes

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  18. Healthy crunchy and delcious looking biscuits...

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  19. Wow amazing dear,very healthy recipe....thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is the second time I am seeing these = time to try this out - pics are awesome!

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  21. Looks awesome,healthy and delicious..

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  22. Biscuits with raagi flour amazing dear...looks delicious..bookmarked...
    thanq for sharing dear..

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  23. Healthy and yummy ragi biscuits.

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  24. Khara biscuits are my dads fav. This is even better. Healthy to make them with Ragi.. awesome idea :D

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  25. wow beautiful dear...very nicely plated and healthy....

    I am hosting an event on millet and whole grains too...
    if you want you can participate too... :-))

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  26. This is one of those healthy bite to go with tea in the evening. :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  27. What a wonderful healthy version ...love it !!!

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  28. These look so good; can almost taste them.
    Rita

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  29. Been looking for Raagi biscuits in market, somehow never thought of making it. Ur post is inspiring me now. Bookmarked!

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  30. wow!!healthy and tasty cookies..awesome clicks..

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  31. Absolutely love these cookies...have also bookmarked them..

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  32. beautiful cookies, healthy ones..lovely presentation...:)

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  33. Yum! Great idea :) I wonder if you can substitue the butter with something less fattening? Oil would work, but can you think of another alternative?

    http://totefullofveggies.blogspot.com/

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  34. @Sharan, You could substitute margarine or vegetable shortening. I substitute I can't believe it's not butter (ICBINB) for all my butter needs in baking.. It is low in saturated fat than regular butter. I am not sure about oil in cookies..

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  35. First time to ur blog...these biscuits look healthy and tasty..following u now........
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog!
    This is a yummy savoury cookies :)

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  37. Hi!
    Delicious looking biscuits. lovely photos! very nice blog!

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  38. So healthy and delicious cookies,nice preparation.

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  39. Wow!! very healthy biscuits. Loved your presentation.

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  40. healthier cookies for sure! Thanks for sending in these cookies!

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  41. I have never used millet flour and you've got me totally curious to taste your savory cookies. Thank you so much for contributing to Healing Foods.

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  42. Hi Krithi,this is my first time here .Luv ur recipes and Clicks.Nice blogging. Visit mine if time permits.

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