Ragi Huirhittu or Pelapindi(in telugu) is one of the healthiest foods. The simple porridge that we make out of this flour is yummy and keeps your hunger pangs at bay for 2-3 hours. The porridge is good for babies to Adults. My children started their solid food with this porridge. I will be blogging few recipes from this flour in upcoming posts. This post will be dedicated to the making of this flour.
Healthy foods are simple to make too. Let me walk you through the simple steps.
Step 1 : Wash Ragi untill water runs clean. Soak Ragi in water or Buttermilk for an hour or two. Drain water and spread it on a clean towel for 5 mins.
Step 2. Take 1-2 spoons of wet Ragi on a hot pan and fry till Ragi pops like popcorn. It takes approximately 40-50sec for the Ragi to start popping. Watch the video below. Once Ragi pops, transfer to a plate. Let it cool.
Step 3: Powder Ragi in your coffee grinder or mixer grinder. Store this flour in an airtight container.
Ragi Hurihittu made with soaking ragi in buttermilk lends darker color to Ragi when fried compared to Ragi soaked in water.