Ragi Biscuits are prepared with ghee, jaggery, atta (whole wheat flour), and ragi atta (finger millet flour). They don’t need many ingredients and are quite fuss-free to make. The dough comes together in just 5 minutes.
Ragi is a gluten-free cereal. It is loaded with several benefits and we should embrace Ragi in our food. Ragi Cookies are a great choice for healthy cookies and work great when you are trying to lose weight.
These are far simpler to make than store-bought chai time cookies and are much healthier. They are free of processed sugar and make a fantastic snack.
These Ragi Biscuits don’t contain refined sugar because they are sweetened with jaggery. they are also likewise vegan! Also, It is a healthier substitute for store-bought cookies. Ragi biscuits are wonderful as a snack or with a cup of chai.
Making these cookies couldn’t be simpler; you don’t even need a mixer.
The cookies’ dough was prepared in one bowl without the aid of a stand or hand mixer. It can’t get any simpler, can it?
Ingredients for Ragi Biscuits
- 1 cup Ragi Flour
- 1 cup atta (whole wheat flour)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup jaggery
- ½ cup unsalted butter or Ghee
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup chopped almonds (you can use your choice of nuts)
Instructions for Ragi Biscuits
- In a non-stick pan, dry roast the finger millet flour (ragi flour) on low flame for about 10 minutes.
- Take it out to a Bowl and let it cool.
- This will help to get rid of the flour’s raw odor or flavor.
To a large bowl, add ragi flour, atta, cardamom powder, salt, and baking powder.
Mix everything using a wire whisk.
Then add the chopped almonds and mix.
- Add the butter or ghee to it.
- Using your fingers, mix and rub the ghee with the other ingredients until all the ghee is well combined.
- Once the butter is well combined, start adding milk to the dough to bring it all together.
Cover or wrap the dough and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees.
After 20 minutes, take the dough out of the refrigerator.
- Shape the refrigerated dough into small balls.
Flatten it between your palms.
Place it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Make the remaining cookies using the same method.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes.
- I bake my biscuits for 20 minutes. If you prefer extra crispy cookies, you can bake additional 1-2 minutes.
- Take out the cookie sheet from the oven, and let the cookies cool down for about 15 minutes on the pan itself.
- Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. cookies crisp up as they cool down.
- Once it’s cooled down, store it in an air-tight container.
Tips and variations
- Don’t forget to dry roast the finger millet flour, else you will get the earthen flavour in the cookies after baking.
- If you don’t have jaggery, you may use brown sugar or white sugar in place. Use powdered sugar and not granulated sugar.
- Do not over-knead the dough. Just bind it gently.
- If you are not able to bind dough, add a couple of tablespoons more milk.
- Don’t press the cookies a lot. Just flatten it a little bit
- Wait until the cookies cool completely before eating or storing them in the container.
- Weight loss: Ragi is high in dietary fiber. It reduces unnecessary food cravings thus helps in weight loss.
- Diabetes: Ragi has a low glycemic index and hence reduces food cravings. Helps in keeping the blood sugar in check.
- Anemia: Ragi is a good source of iron and helps improve hemoglobin levels.
- Skin: Source of vitamin D improves vitality, improve skin tissues and reduce wrinkles.
- Insomnia: Ragi is a source of antioxidants like Tryptophan and Amino acids. This helps to reduce anxiety, depression, and Insomnia.
- Can baking soda be substituted for baking powder?
No, you shouldn’t use baking soda instead of baking powder in this recipe.
- How Should I Store These Cookies?
After baking, allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
Place in an airtight container after that, and keep there at room temperature. They last for at least two weeks.
- What can I use in place of jaggery?
Brown sugar can also be used in this recipe, but the cookies would also contain refined sugar.