Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ragi Biscuits-Finger Millet Biscuit (Cookies) Recipe-Healthy Snacks Recipes

Looking for easy and healthy snacks recipes? These ragi/finger millet biscuits are quite easy to prepare, very healthy and tastes very delicious. They are rich in fiber, protein and calcium. You can have it as evening snacks, in between meals, at tea time or any time of the day without any guilt feelings. You can give these healthy ragi biscuits to kids after they come back from school. Today we will learn how to make ragi biscuits following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Ragi Biscuits-finger millet cookies

Finger Millet Biscuits-Ragi Biscuits

Finger Millet Biscuits-Ragi Biscuits

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 25 Biscuits
 Recipe CategoryBiscuits
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Finger millet/ragi flour -1/2 cup
   Wheat flour-1/2 cup
   Powdered white sugar/powdered organic jaggery-1/2 cup
   Cold Butter-100 grams- 1/2 cup
   Baking powder -1 tsp
   Vanilla essence   -1/2 tsp
   Milk - 2 tbsp to knead the dough


Preparation

Grease a cookie tray with butter and keep it ready.

Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C for 15 minutes.

Roast ragi flour on low flame until you get a nice smell of roasted ragi. Leave it to cool.
 
Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour and baking powder.

Method

Now all our ingredients are kept ready. Cut butter into small pieces and add to the sieved ragi + wheat flour.

how to make ragi biscuits

Mix well with your fingers until the mixture become crumbled as shown in the picture below. 

Add powdered sugar or jaggery or brown sugar and mix it well.


preparing ragi sweet biscuit

Add needed milk little at a time and make a smooth dough. Refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.

how to prepare ragi cookies/biscuits

Dust wheat flour and roll out the dough. The rolled out dough should not be too thin nor too thick. Using a lid or cookie cutter, cut desired shapes. I have used a round bottle cap. Press it with a fork as shown in the picture below to give it a striped pattern. Alternatively, you can make small balls out of the dough, press it between your palms to give a round flat shape (just like cookies) and make striped design with a fork and then bake.

finger millet cookies

Place the biscuits on a greased tray and bake at 180 degree C for 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits start browning slightly. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Once it cools it will become crisp. Store it in an airtight container.

Variations -For cardamom flavor, add 1/4 tsp cardamom powder instead of vanilla essence.

For cinnamon flavor, add 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder instead of vanilla essence.

Check out my Whole Wheat Biscuits and Marie Biscuit Cake recipe.

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44 comments:

  1. Wow!!!!!! What a nice healthy snacks????? Hats off to you Padhu

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  2. Wow !thats a healthy snack anyone could have

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  3. nice recipe padhu....will surely try it :)

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  4. looks yummy!!! will surely try it and let you know how it came out..

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  5. love to try, thanks for sharing

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  6. Hi Padhu,

    I made your ragi biscuits yesterday following your recipe and it came out really well. It was my first try into proper baking. My kids and brothers kid liked it very much. I used sieved organic jaggery and powdered cardamom seeds instead of vanilla flavour as you gave in variations. One small issue was, biscuits were more brown at the bottom. I think if I was keeping in top rack, it should have been fine. I think it will be good if you are mentioning that in notes for beginners in baking.

    I have few doubts here.

    1. Can we reduce butter and increase milk, what diff it will make for the biscuits? (The reason being my biscuits got ended up in a day... :-) So I thought that much amt of butter is going inside)
    2. Have u used heaped cup or flat cup for flour measurement?
    3. Can I bake these biscuits without baking powder? If yes, what other things I should increase?

    Before I tried Paneer butter masala following your recipe and it came out excellent. Now I will surely try your other recipes. Thanks a lot for all your help.

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    1. Thank you for liking the biscuits. You can reduce the butter a little but if you reduce it too much, the biscuits will be hard. If you add too much milk, you will not be able to shape in the form of biscuits. Another alternative to butter is ghee.
      2. I have used flat cup. I will mention it clearly if I had used heaped flour.
      3.Baking powder gives softness to the biscuits, so do not omit it, but you can reduce it to 1/2 tsp.
      Happy to know that paneer butter masala turned out well.

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  7. Amazing.. My 9 months old girls loves it as finger good.. Do u think we can use karupatti instead of jaggery?

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  8. Hi Padhu,

    I have put a comment for ragi biscuits 2 weeks back by asking some doubts. Still that comment doesn't appear here. Could you pls clarify those doubts?

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  9. Dear Ramya - I was on a vacation to UK. Back only now and saw more than 200 comments waiting to be published. I will check out your doubts and answer at the earliest.

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  10. Hi Paddu,

    I am very happy to see this recipe .....

    can these biscuits/cakes prepared with out a micro oven?

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  11. Hi, nice recipe. Unfortunately I couldn't get it right. I used ghee. After 20 mins of baking, biscuits were soft like dough but turned dark black on the edges. I can't figure out what went wrong. Can you think of anything?
    Thanks

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    1. May be you should have taken a bit earlier. Try with cold butter next time as I have done.

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  12. HI Padhu,
    thanks for the recipe and it looks very yummy. Can u pls suggest which oven/microwave conventional/ OTG best for baking cookies and cakes and model. I am planning to buy it a new one.

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  13. Hi Padhu,
    Pl suggest a gluten free alternative for wheat flour and dairy free alternative for butter.
    Thanks!

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    1. You can try with buckwheat flour or quinoa flour and nut butter.

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  14. Hi Pashu, I tried these biscuits and they turned out super yum! Thank you for sharing it. Is there any way I can include dry fruit powder in this recipe? I mean what other ingredients have to be adjusted if I add 1/2 cup of dry fruits powder? Thanks again!

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    1. You may add little powdered nuts and dry fruits, if you like. Follow the same recipe.

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  15. Hi Padhu I tried this recipe. The day it was made it was crispy. But the next day it lost its crispness. It was chewy. What might be the reason?? Anyway the taste was excellent. I also tried this recipe with jaggery& sugar. That also came out excellent. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    1. Store it in an airtight container. Mostly these biscuits soften after 2 days. You can try making the biscuit a little thinner. Another suggestion is you can put it in the preheated oven for a few minutes before eating.

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  16. Hi

    I followed the same recipe replacing butter with ghee. But my cookies did not set at all..they were crumbly all throghout looked uncooked and I landed up burning them. What went wrong..is this because of ghee.. n if I want to replace butter with ghee what proportion should it be.

    Thanks in advance
    Neha

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  17. hi mam,
    i tried ragi cookies...but i get smoke coming out of my otg....is it normal???

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    1. It is not normal. Check your OTG , there might be some problem with it.

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  18. I tried this recipe yesterday...it came out really well and tasty..what is the purpose of keeping the batter in fridge?

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    2. If you do not refrigerate, you will have difficulty in rolling the dough and it will not retain the shape. We are refrigerating the cookie dough for it to become a little firm.

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  19. Hi Padhu
    I have always wondered how to add ragi to my daughter's diet, I got answer through your recipe. My daughter loves it a lot and she takes it to school as snack.
    First time I tried your recipe it came out good but it was hard ,so second time I did some changes and it's a big hit. Thanks a lot.please keep posting recipes like this.

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  20. Hi what can I add instead of milk? As my kid is allergic to milk? Tia

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  21. Hai mam I like ur recepies very much... Tried many recepies and came out well...ur recepies all are with simple ingredients and easy way to cook ....that's y I like ur recepies very much...way of ur posting with pictures also simple and easy to understand... Please tell how to do home made raagi biscuits without oven....pkease

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    1. Thank you Vinithra for liking my recipes.I have planned to post a cookies or biscuits without oven soon.

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  22. I just tried the recipe and the cookies turned out really crispy and tasty!!!

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  23. Tried it..it came very well ..kids loved it

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  24. Hey padhu.. just tried it and it came out so well.. so crispy. . U r a star

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  25. Hi Padhu,
    I tried these cookies last evening and these came out really good.. The texture was amazing but it was a bit bitter.. Any idea why it would have been bitter?

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    1. One reason could be old baking powder or using too much baking powder.

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  26. Wat is the correct time for preheating the cooker because u told in some 10 mins and also 5 mins..

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    1. 10 minutes is fine- 5-10 mins is also fine. The sand in the cooker has to get heated.

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