Ragi Ambali is a traditional summer drink from Karnataka.It is a nutritious thirst quencher.Ragi is gluten free source of protein which helps weight loss as well.It is also good source of calcium. Consumption of ragi enhances your resistance power.This nutritious drink reduces body heat during scorching summers.
Today I will be sharing a recipe i have learnt from my grandmom and mom.
Recipe for Ragi Ambali:
1 Tbsp Ragi Flour
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Buttermilk
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander
A pinch of hing / Asafoetida
1/4 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds roasted and powdered(Optional)
Boil the water in a wide bottom pan. Add 2 Tbsp warm water to the ragi flour and make smooth paste without any lumps.Add this paste to the boiling water and keep stirring so that there are no lumps.Keep it on medium flame for 2 mins and switch off the stove.Allow this mixture to cool / Once it reached room temperature mix buttermilk,salt,fenugreek powder ,Jeera powder and Asafoetida. Garnish with Chopped Curry leaves and coriander leaves and serve .