Nanchane Duddali/ Finger millet pudding/ Ragi Manni


NANCHANO IS RAGI/ FINGER MILLET IN KONKANI.NANCHANE DUDDALI IS JAGGERY BASED  RAGI HALWA OR PUDDING. SINCE RAGI IS A RICH SOURCE OF CALCIUM, THIS HALWA IS VERY GOOD FOR HEALTH. BECAUSE OF THE ADDITION OF JAGGERY IT ALSO HAS IRON CONTENTS IN IT. GENERALLY IT IS SAID THAT THE CONSUMPTION OF RAGI HAS TO BE INCREASED IN SUMMER.THIS IS BECAUSE IT HAS COOLING EFFECT ON THE BODY.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup ragi/ finger millet/ nachni/ nanchano
1  cup grated fresh coconut
1.5 cups or to taste jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powder
3 cups water
2-3 tsp ghee

PROCEDURE:

  • Soak ragi in water for 2 hrs, wash well and grind with coconut and  water into a fine paste
  • Strain it using a thin cloth or strainer, repeat this process again adding water to residue left in strainer
  • Pour this collected ragi milk in a thick bottomed kadai, add jaggery,cardamom pdr
  • Start  cooking on a low flame stirring continuously
  • After some time the mixture thickens. Add 1 tsp ghee and Continue the process till you get a huge thick mass
  • Turn off the flame ,and pour the mixture into a greased trayand spread evenly
  • Allow it to cool and once it comes to room temperature cut into desired shape and refrigerate it
  • Enjoy  the chilled duddali

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