Saturday, 2 November 2013

Spices of India Part Two: Fruity Raggi Flour and Cardamon Porridge

Good morning on this fine Saturday, well its fine where I am anyway for now! 
Today has been all go, 2 clients before 9am and then a day of work in the tattoo shop. After my clients were trained and I was ready for job number two I made a very tasty and new to me breakfast which I just have to share with you. I used some more of my Spices of India goodies for this so here is my next review of these great products…….


When my parcel came through I was very excited about the raggi (millet) flour, being gluten free any other options are welcomed by me and this flour i had never heard of before. I have eaten millet flakes and whole millet but never the flour, I was quite surprised just how easy and yummy it is!


Fruity Raggi Flour and Cardamon Porridge

Ingredients, serves one:
1/4 cup raggi flour
1/4 cup water + 2Tbsp
1/4 cup milk 
(I used lacto free but soy, rice, etc. would all work fine)
1 cup berries
1/2 banana
1/2 crushed cardamon pod

Method:
Add raggi flour and liquids to a small pan over a low heat and stir, this takes barely any time to thicken.  Add the 2 Tbsp of water once the mixture has thicken up and take off the heat, stir and once blended add the fruit and put back over the heat. De-shell the cardamon pod and grind in a pestle and mortar, I only used half as the black ones are quite strong, add to the mix and continuously stir over the heat until your mix turns a pretty pink colour and it is heated through. 
Serve and enjoy!


I topped mine with low fat greek yogurt and toasted coconut which was just awesome! I have been wanting to make a hot breakfast like this for ages but until now just haven't gotten round to it. With these new ingredients I was inspired to try out something new and I am glad I did, so yummy. I shall be making this a lot more now the weather is getting rather frosty in the mornings, sometimes you just need a warm hug from your food and this does the trick : )

Enjoy your weekend everybody x x x

Question:

Have you ever tried raggi flour, what flour alternatives to you use?

8 comments:

  1. That looks great, and so good for being gluten free! I was surprised by the frost this morning, but it was lovely and fresh :-)

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  2. That Raggi flour sounds really interesting, I'm not sure I would be able to find it in the US but I'll definetely look for it!

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    1. Oooooo I'm sure if you can find an Indian store they would have it!

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  3. That Raggi flour sounds super yummy, I bet it's a great alternative to oats for making oatmeal/porridge. I also love the use of toasted coconut

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    1. That's exactly what it's like! I love oatmeal but can't have it because if the gluten, this is a perfect alternative : )

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  4. I have never even heard of it!
    My friend with coeliacs often gets gluten free oats (I think Delicious alchemy is one brand but I am sure one supermarket has their own brand as gluten free)- the oats don't contain gluten but they are often cross contaminated in the field but I think g-f ones are getting more common.

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    1. Hmmmm I have seen gluten free oats but they scare me so I stay away!

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