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Ragi Nankhatai Biscuit

- submitted by Dahlia on 12-19-2008

(Eggless Fingermillet Cookies, Khelvaragu Biscuit, Nachini Nankhatai) 


 ragi biscuit

Ingredients
Ragi Flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup (powdered)
Dalda/Butter/Ghee - 1 cup (soft and at room temperature)
Cardomon - 2 pods (crushed/powdered)
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch

Method
1. Dry roast the ragi flour for about 10 minutes until a nice aroma comes out. Do this on a very low flame to prevent the ragi from getting burnt.
2. Add sugar, butter/ghee, baking soda and crushed cardomon to this and mix well.
3. The moisture from the butter/ghee would be sufficient to make the dough. Add more butter if needed.
4. Make small lemon sized balls out of the dough and line it in a cookie sheet/ baking tray. You could also flatten the dough and cut out different cookie shapes using a cookie cutter.
   Note :  - Grease the cookie sheet with oil or line it with parchment papare to prevent cookies from sticking to it.
              - The balls should be of uniform size to enable uniform cooking.
              - Leave enough space between the balls to give them sufficient space for expansion. They will double in size while baking.
              - You could press in some sliced nuts on top (like cashews, almonds or pistacios) to make it more rich.

5. Bake it in a 300 degree F (150 C) oven for about 12-15 minutes.
6. This can be stored for many weeks and served as a snack or given as a festival sweet.


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Comments (13)

Person   ()
HI
CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE MEANING OF RAGI FLOUR IN URDU I TRY TO SEARCH BUT I AM UNABLE TO FIND OUT THE MEANING
Person   ()
Ragi is also called Finger Millet. Check this link. You will get an idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_millet . Unfortunately I do not know Urdu, so cant tell you its urdu name.
Person   ()
Ragi is known as Naachani in Retail shops in Mumbai.
Secondly it looks like Rye but it is Maroon in colour. Hope this will help. Go to Apna Bazar or any Mall and and I am sure U will get it.
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing Shashikumar.
Person   ()
Hi,thanks for the above receipies, can i use microwave owen for the above receipies, and if yes for how long shall I keep it in the microwave and at what temperature, pls let me know,
Rita
Person   ()
Hi Rita, I dont think you can use the microwave for this recipe.
Person   ()
Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda ? If yes then how much?
Person   ()
Please use baking soda. Thank you.
Person   ()
Can we make it in microwave... How much time?
Person   ()
Sorry, I have not made it in microwave.

You can microwave for 1 minute and give a try.
Person   ()
My Ragi biscuit dough became like a runny batter, is it becoz I used ghee in liquid form?
Person   ()
oh is it? Before baking, just refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes so that it hardens a bit.
Person   ()
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