Shilpa’s ‘Aayis recipe’ is one of the sites from where I try most of the recipes from. She has a very good collection of recipes. I got this recipe from her site http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2008/09/23/finger-millet-cookiesragi-biscuits/. They taste amazing. Ragi is supposed to be high in calcium and is very good for health. These are favorite among kids and adults also. It’s a good way to make our children eat ragi. Do try them.
P.S. The original recipe called for butter. I have used pure ghee.
2 cups finger millet / nachni / ragi flour,
1 cup powdered sugar,
1 cup pure ghee,
½ tsp cardamom powder,
1 tsp baking powder,
3 tsp broken pieces of cashew nuts
Roast flour in a big pan, on a medium heat, for about 5-10mins (do not burn it). Take off the heat.
Now add sugar, ghee, baking powder, cardamom powder to it and mix well.
Preheat the oven at 175C for 10mins.
Make small balls of the dough and keep it on a greased or (lined with parchment paper) baking tray.
Leave enough space between two biscuits as they double in size after baking.
Bake at 175 degree C for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack before storing them.