Monday, 22 April 2013

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food


Ragi Koozh is a very healthy food. It keeps our body cool. It is also known as "Poor Man's Food" since it requires only few ingredients which are easy to get and also cheap. It can last up to 2 to 3 days if kept outside.
Local street vendors sell this porridge on daily basis. It attracts laborers, drivers and also daily wage earners. 
Usually village people consume this food in the morning and afternoon to keep themselves fit for their regular activities. Nonetheless this is a very healthy food for all type of people.

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food
Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet)
  • 1/4 cup noi arisi (broken rice)
  • 3 ltr water

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food


Method :
  • Soak ragi & rice separately in water (enough water to make a watery paste) overnight  or you can soak it in morning and cook it evening.
 

  • Heat 3 ltr water in a vessel on medium flame. When it starts boiling, add soaked rice along with water and mix well. Keep on medium flame.


  • Once rice is cooked, take little hot water and mix with ragi paste. Make sure no lumps are formed. Add this to the vessel and stir it frequently on medium flame for 5-10 mins in order to avoid lumps.

  • Now keep on low flame and cook it uncovered for 20 mins. Remove from the heat and close it. Allow to ferment and have it on the next day.

  • At the time of serving, you can mix buttermilk and pearl onion and have it. Or even you can add nethili kuzhambu with the koozh and serve.
  • If kept outside it can last upto 2-3 days. If refrigerated, it can come upto one week.

Serving Suggestions :
Pearl onion, any pickle, dry fish curry, buttermilk, green chilies, appalam, fried pickle

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge) - Poor Man's Food

34 comments:

  1. I love all the props in your pics...Lovely koozhu..perfect for the summers

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  2. Loved the presentation. . Perfect for the summer

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  3. Love all the props , esp the last 3 clicks is too good, like the concept as well..In my list for so long now..

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  4. Very new to me, looks comforting for these hot days.

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  5. Poor man's food only you can picture it so good PT :-) awesome clicks, what can I say your clicks are so captivating, forcing myself to read the rest of the post

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  6. Perfect cooling food for the summer..

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  7. wow such an healthy porridge :) amazing photography dear :)

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  8. Yea i agree with Priya R da, i can't take off my eyes from those clicks...perfect

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  9. wow....pictures are awesome. i have never tried ragi with broken rice. will try this.

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  10. I just love it Preethi, very healthy and perfect for summer. very beautiful clicks...

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  11. Ada wat a healthy body cooler, prefect summer special koozh Sis, naan appadiye sappidaven..

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  12. beautiful pics and lovely post dear.

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  13. I would travel for more than 200 km to have this Rs. 20 worth of healthy porridge.
    Deepa

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  14. wow superb presentation,such a body cooler and has quite nutritious.Love all your clicks.

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  15. very healthy porridge,love all your clicks and presentation...

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  16. super & lovely presentation,u just take us back little backwards with ur props.i love it

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  17. The poor man's food has been given a new uplift. Its so gorgeous to see all the visuals and yes, I am in for healthy food too.

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  18. i love tis traditional method.. . jus be ready am jus going to come to ur place to jus loot few of ur wooden plank collections.. beware..bful clicks..no words preethis u r jus rocking .. ur passion is on high..keep rocking..

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  19. looks fabulous and inviting

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  20. We call this one is ambali. It is good taste.

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  21. lovely clicks....very authentic...

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  22. loved the class presentation,yummy n healthy koozh:)

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  23. Beautiful ragi koozh, your clicks looks very nice.

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  24. What a lovely blog..:-) and such nice pictures.. love it :-)

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  25. Wonderful and yummy.. Looks healthy and delicious at the same time dear :-)

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  26. Lovely pics... absolutely amazing..:) My all time favourite dish ..perfect for the summer..
    Reva

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  27. excellent pics n loved the bg much dear :-)

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  28. Lovely PT my husbands favourite !

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  29. Very healthy koozh and beautiful clicks

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  30. super recipe preethi..love to have this with small onion and green chilli best combo...best food for this hot climate...loved all ur clicks...

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  31. Hi Jo, thank you for dropping by my blog; you have such a lovely space here.
    Loved the metal mug and the clay pots. :-)

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  32. wow...
    healthy recipe preethi...
    stunning clicks and love the way you have presented dear...

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  33. A traditional healthy recipe which we have forgotten now-a-days. Its time people returned to their roots and tried more traditional millets. Well explained.

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