Ragi is the staple diet of many residents of South Karnataka. It is consumed in various forms – Ragi mudde, Ragi dose and Ragi ambali.
It is a good source of protein and good diet if you have diabetes. It’s an healthy supplement if you are looking to lose some weight. Bottom line: Good for your health.
It is generally eaten along with thick curries. And the small bites of mudde that are dipped in the curry are SWALLOWED. No chewing please!
Ragi dose is easy to make unlike the usual dose made of rice. Just mix the fine ground ragi flour with water, leave it for about 10 minutes, and make doses. You may also mix a small quantity of rice flour, rava or wheat flour with it.
Ragi dose tastes best when served hot with cold curd. Chatney powder and coconut chutney are also good.
Ragi Ambali (Malt):
This is most beneficial when drank early in the morning, as in for breakfast. Just mix the ragi flour with water, cook it for about 3-4 minutes. Let it cool. Later, mix it with butter milk and ragi ambali is ready. You may add salt and pepper if you like. Oh, you can use onion to garnish it.