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This month, Madhuram of Eggless Cooking is hosting JFI and she chose ragi as the ingredient. Ragi or Finger Millet is rich in nutrients and minerals. I don’t use ragi in my cooking and gave up on participating. Then I remembered Ragi Java or cereal or Porridge that my maternal granny use to drink once in a while. I made it yesterday and I didn’t like it very much. Today I made it again, added some sugar to it and it was ok. It is tasteless just like oatmeal! By the way, although oatmeal is tasteless, that is my breakfast these days. I eat it at least twice or thrice a week and hopefully, I will get used to ragi java and make it part of my breakfast very soon 🙂 I will let you know in a month or two, how I am doing with this.
In a bowl mix together 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp of ragi powder. Microwave it for 90 seconds. Add 2 tsp of sugar or salt to taste, mix it well and make sure there are no lumps. Microwave it again for 55 – 60 seconds. It should become thick and the consistency is like custard or jello pudding before refrigeration. Since java is little thick, can eat it with a spoon or drink it. I prefer drinking it hot. Once it cools, will have to eat it with a spoon.