Wednesday, April 21, 2021

#AtoZChallenge - Raagi Mudde

This month, each day, except the four Sundays, I will be blogging about interesting features associated with Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

This is perhaps one of the simplest meals and very popular in Karnataka, and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Raagi is finger millet and mudde is a lump.

It's made by adding water to finger millet flour and steam cooked and later rolled into soft lumps. Though it sounds simple apparently you need some experience to get the right consistency for the mixture.

With good content of fibre, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron, it is considered quite nutritious and is commonly had as a wholesome meal along with some curry like sambar or chutney.

It's claimed that it helps in controlling diabetes, anaemia, improving bone density, etc.

Interestingly, this was once considered "the poor man's breakfast cereal" but now is a very popular dish across social strata.

There are plenty of websites that tell you how to make it. A couple of them are this and this


11 comments:

  1. Fun how some dishes can be suddenly considered fashionable. Most of the time it's food looking "ugly" but with a lot of nutriments. This one sounds good!

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  2. Yes this is supposed to be the simple yet extremely nourishing meal on the poor man's table ...

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  3. I've seen my extended family make ragi Mudde and it does involve a lot of skill, especially working with hot water and dough, they taste very delicious.

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  4. Hari Om
    Hmmmm... now I need to search for millet flour here! YAM xx

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  5. We are very fond of ragi dosa. In fact, thanks to the large Indian population in Doha, we even get sprouted ragi flour!
    This thali looks delish and very filling:)

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  6. Hi Pradeep - it's interesting how foods go in and out of fashion ... but I've never heard of this ... but an interesting snippet for me to learn about - thank you ... Hilary

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  7. Very healthy food especially for those who have diabetes.

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  8. I've never had anything like that before. I'd definitely like to try it.

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  9. Oh, thank you for this. It sounds amazing. And we have learned over the decades that technique is everything. Well, after proper ingredients and measurement. ~snicker~ Best wishes!

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  10. I love Ragi Dosa and idlis...yes now the so-called poor man`s food is Superfood!!

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