GUEST POST BY KAREN D’SOUZA
Ragi is a wonder grain. This gluten free flour is a rich source of calcium, fibre and has high protein content. It is perfect for the growth of children. We can make a variety of dishes with ragi and one such recipe, which kids would really love, is Baked Ragi Chips.
My little one has taken a liking for fried food and wafers lately and I was really trying hard to think of a healthy substitute. Gone are those days when he would just eat and drink anything I gave him. Ever since he has entered the Terrible Twos, he has become very picky about what he wants to eat and what not.
When I made these oven-baked ragi chips with whole wheat, I was a happy mommy as my son loved them too!
This superfood has been an essential part of Indian kitchens for centuries and recently, fitness freaks, all over the country, are going gaga over it. While you can easily grab a packet from the stores or online portals, I personally feel it is rather easy to make a fresh batch of chips at home instead. Why? Because you would know exactly what ingredients you use to make them.
Benefits of the wonder grain called ragi.
½ cup Whole Wheat Flour (the one we use to make chappati/roti)
¼ cup Ragi/ Millet Flour
¼ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Flax Seeds
½ tsp Salt
1 tbsp Ghee
Water to knead the dough
After baking, let it cool completely before you or your kids dig into them.
Try these crunchy ragi chips with your favourite toppings to make canapés.
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Karen Lavina D’souza
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About the Author
Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.
Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.