Sounds different right. But i am sure most of you know what it is. We all know it as ragi. Ragi is actually the telugu name for kelvaragu. It is the most common millet variety (சிறுதானியம்). In general millets are far more nutritious than the rice/wheat we take. Also, they are are cooked the same way as rice.
Ragi flour is available ready made in almost all department stores. You can have it in many forms. My personal choice is Ragi kool (which used to be my breakfast during school days) and this pakkoda. It is an easy to make recipe. You can have it as a tea time snack and is definetly a healthier option. Now with the rainy season started having it hot watching the rain hmmmmm.... you just have to experience it.
Ragi flour - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 4-5 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - few (chopped)
Coriander leaves - A hand full (chopped)
Salt - to taste
Water - as required
Oil - to fry
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
2. Now add water slowly to make a soft dough. The dough should not be too stiff or sticky.
3. Fry the pakkodas in small batches until crisp. It takes around 4 - 5 minutes for it to cook.
4. Drain the extra oil in a paper towel and serve hot.
You can also add roasted ground nuts or channa dhal to the dough for extra crunchiness.