Ragi Soup with Vegetables ~ Finger Millet soup

YES!! you heard it right! It is ragi/finger millet soup. I have used 'Ragi hurittu'or  'sprouted and pan fried ragi flour' which is healthy to children as well as adults. It is believed among rural people of south Karnataka that ragi hurittu ganji cools down the body. There are many ways to consume hurittu. I have modernised it and made soup which was instantly approved by my family. Little A enjoyed his share of soup and asked for more cobrolli (broccoli) :)) .

How to make ragi hurittu:
Whole grain Ragi : 1 cup
Soak for a day. Discard the water and tie ragi in a muslin cloth and leave it a closed box for sprouting. Normally takes 1-2 days. Take sprouted ragi and dry it 'indoors'. Fry this 'totally dry' ragi in a thick bottomed pan on low heat; 1 spoon at a time. You can see ragi pops as popcorn. When 50% of them have poped up remove them to a plate and let it cool down. Powder this in your coffee grinder to make ragi flour. Sieve this ragi flour using a muslin cloth to get fine flour which can be used to for making porridge. You can use the flour without sieving too.
Easy way : Buy Ragi hurittu from a nearby store :D

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Ragi Soup with Vegetables
Choice of your vegetables (use meat if you are meat eater) : 1 cup
Vegetable Stock (you can use meat stock if you are meat eater) : 2 cups
Garlic : 2 pods (chopped finely)
Ragi Hurittu : 2 tbsp
Salt and Pepper

Fry garlic in a non-stick pan. Keep it aside.
Boil Vegetables in stock water till they are half done. Crunchy vegetables taste good with soups. Separate vegetable and stock water.
Add salt and pepper to ragi hurittu with little water to make it a thick paste.
Bring stock water to boil, add garlic and ragi hurittu paste. When soup starts boiling again mix the soup well and switch off the stove. Remove soup to serving bowl. Add vegetables on top and serve hot!!!

Totally fat free and healthy soup for you and your family...ENJOY MAADI


27 comments:

Suparna said...

hi Lg,
Ragi soup :P fab idea ri! double health benifits :) tumba chennagi explain madidiri :) seems easy and the easy method seems even more easier ;P

Prathibha said...

I m making ragi rotti for dinner and I saw another ragi dish now..hmm..look syummy with those vegetables..healthy one..

DEESHA said...

wow, thatz totally cool .. I love ragi but never thought of using it in soups .. & so much healthier too

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! Ragi soup ..Tumba chenngide kanri ..valle aarogyadayi ..recipes ..keep posting ..This recipe rocks :)

Pavithra said...

WOw thats innovative ..will try it soon i love soups so much..

YOSEE said...

Thats really a wonderful innovation, Lakshmi ! . I take Hurittu with majjige. Making a veggie soup out of it is a great idea.

Vani said...

Nice idea! And A liked it and wanted more cobrolis too? Then it must be called a super-hit :)

Uma said...

Wow, ragi soup? Full of health. looks so refreshing.

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Vaishali said...

Wow, ragi in a soup? I certainly was surprised. Sounds and looks delicious, though. I also like how simple the recipe is.

Rahin said...

hi LG , soup look delicious, never had ragi soup before

Sush said...

cool & a very innovative idea Lakshmi. Though my hubby & son donot like ragi, I am gonna make this for me atleast :)

KALVA said...

wow healthy alternative for regular veggie soups

LG said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments. They keep motivating me to post more stuff on TOM

Dibs said...

Delcious! Ragi is becoming 'international' now!! we shd also start thinking of ragi pastas etc!

Dibs said...

Delcious! Ragi is becoming 'international' now!! we shd also start thinking of ragi pastas etc!

Veda said...

delicious bowl of soup! i like evrything thats raagi...and what a wonderful way of making children eat their soup...

veda

Anonymous said...

Hi Lakshmi! very nice and healthy, nanna hattira huri hittu ide... try madthene... thanks Lakshmi..
Mangala

Sanghi said...

Ragi soup looks new to me and delciious..! Will try!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thts a very unique one,soup is so filling and healthy!

Alamelu said...

Really 'Soup'er! idea.... veggies, raagi all in one. Try maaDbeku idanna.

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Ivy said...

The soup sounds delicious.

sowmya said...

very interesting..healthy and`something really innovative...

Parita said...

Wow so healthy and full of energy!

Anonymous said...

Hi LG, I heard ragi huri hittu needn't be cooked... is it true?... can we mix it with with milk/water and feed the lil one( 2+ yrs old) without further cooking?... If there is no need for further cooking, then it'll make a great travel food...

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LG said...

Hi Anonymous,

I am not sure about this. I always mix hurihittu with water and bring it to boil and make a porridge and then feed my baby.

Anonymous said...

Thanks LG...Since I read that huri hittu can be mixed with buttermilk and had as such,I thought- maybe there is no need to cook it... anyway...:)

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