30 Jan 2011

Sweet n Sour Wheat Ragi Kanji

There is no need for to tell anything new about the health benefits about wheat or ragi.... This is one dish that is in our weekly menu for sure. This is a quick fix during busy mornings just as filling, tasty and very healthy.


This is a yummy dish without oil or artificial flavours or additions that are being added to the readily available modern day breakfast cereals. The basic kanji is the same but can be sweet and sour by adding a few simple things...My vote is for the sour version, my daughter and hubby love the sweet version....


Whole wheat flour: 50 gms.
Ragi flour: 50 gms.
Water : 2-3 cups.
Salt: 1 pinch.

1.Mix the wheat and ragi flours together in the pan that u are going to use to boil the kanji.
2.Add 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly without any lumps.
3.Keep the pan on medium flame and stir continuously.


4.Add water little by little as the kanji gets cooked and becomes thick.
5.After 12-15 minutes, you will notice a nice aroma emanating from the kanji. The colour of the kanji would have become more darker.

Remove from flame and keep warm until serving time.

For the sweet version: 


Kanji: 1 cup.
Warm milk : 1 cup.
Cinnamon powder: 1/4 tsp.
Sugar: 1-2 tsp.
Raisins: 1-2 tsp.
Banana: 1 .
Kiwi : 2.


1.Mix the kanji, milk, sugar and cinnamon powder together thoroughly.
2.Top with raisins, sliced bananas and kiwi fruit.
3.Serve with more fruit on the side.


The sour version is my absolute favorite .... when the sour kanji combines spicy mor millagai ...it is just heaven. This is just an adaptation of what our farmers have in the mornings before they go to work in farms in the sun- rice kanji with green chillies and pearl onions.....This is supposed to be very nourishing, cools the body and heart healthy dish.

Onions have cooling properties, fights cancer and an excellent source of antioxidants. You have to taste this to believe it... the buttermilk has to be sour to bring out the flavour of the kanji.....

For the sour version:


Kanji: 1 cup.
Sour buttermilk [mor]: 1 cup.
Salt: to taste.
Onion [medium]: 1.
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Pepper corns: 1/2 tsp.
Omam [ajwain]: 1/2 tsp.

To serve:
Mor millagai [chillies soaked in buttermilk]: 2-3.
Coriander leaves: few.


1.Dry roast and powder the cumin, pepper corns and omam.
2.Mix the kanji, mor, salt and the ground powders until thoroughly mixed.
3.Top with sliced onions and coriander leaves.

Serve with fried mor millagai and more sliced onions.


Note: I used "Aashirvaad" wheat flour for this recipe. Add a variety of healthy flours [rice, chickpeas, barley, oats etc] to make this more nutritious [Sathu maavu kanji]
          For the sweet version, add soya milk and honey for a wonderful earthy flavour. Add a variety of fruits and nuts for a variation.
          For the sour version, saute the onions in 1/2 tsp of oil if u don't prefer the raw taste of the onions....

Sending this to "WWC-Whole Wheat" an event by Sangeetha of Litebite.



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Enjoy....

Scribbled by Reva.

25 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a healthy and tasty kanji...beautiful clicks

Scribblingzzz.. said...

A healthy recipe.
Do check out my latest post @ My culinary Trial room

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!that's an amazing array of healthy porridge. Love te clicks. too good. Love the sour version of kanji

Soumya said...

healthy and yummy kanji

Harika's Kitchen said...

Reva you are melting my eyes by your lovely presentation and beautiful clicks loved that so much....cannot take of my eyes from them...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very cute presentation, looks very inviting.

Sowmya said...

That's a lovely new type of kanji!

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Reva said...

Thanks guys.... I bow down to your kindness....
Reva

Usha said...

That is one healthy breakfast!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Really a healthy breakfast,luks so delicious.

savitha ramesh said...

mind blowing effort and lovely pics.......reva u r amazing

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A very healthy yet tasty looking recipe. Excellent decoration as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

That's one yummy and filling spread ....gud way to start a day

Sanjeeta kk said...

Both the versions look healthy! Thanks for sharing it on WWC.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear...
lovely clicks :)

Priya said...

Dunno wat to choose, both makes me drool...

Priya Sreeram said...

yummm! nice clicks too !

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting and healthy too....Thanks for sharing...

Chitra said...

Healthy kanji..Looks nice :)

Priya's Feast said...

Luvly food art..i liked the red chillies design,The ragi kanji is really healthy one..

Jayashree said...

Nice pics. I like the sweet version.

Krishnaveni said...

wow, super...super....super....

Shanavi said...

Awesome n creany kanji Reva...Beautiful clicks dear

Vidhya said...

My daughter is a big fan of porridges These two porridges will surely add variety to her usual porridges.

PriyaVaasu said...

An healthy start!!!

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