Ragi Malt with Cashew & Coconut

This is one yummilicious breakfast that can pass the Dessert test too. Yes, ragi malt, is such a delight to taste in the morning. That too the way i make it, with some cashew nuts, cardamom and coconut it tastes like payasam/kheer for breakfast. 
Both my chintoo’s love such sweet delights. As i click this post, my LO is waiting patiently near me for me to finish fast and give him his share. Though my elder one is a bit hesitant to porridge like breakfast, i cheat him with some grated chocolate on top and he is one happy kid. If too can try this chocolate trick with your kiddo!!! 
If you want to try a chocolate-y ragi pudding then, i have a recipe in my kitchen and you can find it here

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 tbsp ragi flour/finger millet flour
1.5 cups of Milk (full fat)
1/4 cup of water
1.5 tbsp sugar  (see notes)
roasted cashew-nuts for garnish

To be ground into powder
4-5 nos cashew-nuts
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut
2 nos cardamom
  • Dry roast ragi flour in a pan until nice and toasty. There will be a slight color change after it is toasted well.  Let it cool for 2 minutes. Take the ingredients given “To be ground” in a mixer and grind it to a coarse mix. 
  • Add water to the the toasted ragi flour, mix well without any lumps, add this to milk. Add the ground coconut-cashew powder also to the milk. 
  • Heat milk in a simmer flame, stirring often to avoid lumps. The mixture will start boiling and thicken. Add sugar and mix well. 
  • Let it thicken to porridge consistency, will take around 5- 8 minutes after milk starts to boil. Another way to check the done-ness , is when the malt coats the back of the spoon well, then it is ready. Take it off the heat. 
  • Serve warm garnished with toasted cashew-nuts. 
  • Sugar can be replaced with 2 tbsp grated jaggery or 1 tbsp of dates syrup. 
  • If you want to omit sugar completely, try grinding 3 or 4 dates along with coconut and cashew-nuts and add it to the malt. 
Sending this to Come,join us for breakfast, happening @ +srivalli jetti space and also to Kids Delight – Healthy breakfast, happening @ Lavina Agarwal’s space, an event by +Srivalli Jetti