Apple Ragi Halwa Recipe
Apple ragi halwa is an easiest and healthiest sweet dish recipe which can be added to the diet for kids as well as adults seeking for weight loss. Ragi alone has many health benefits and when mixed with apple, it doubles the benefits and makes it a healthy desert recipe as well as breakfast recipe. Ragi or nachni is rich in iron and when it is eaten with Vitamin C enriched food, the absorption of iron gets high. This halwa can also be cooked to thin porridge consistency. The nachani satva for baby will be superhit food with your baby and they will definitely love this. This can be introduced to babies above 6 months once you have introduced them to ragi and apple separately. Here is an easy quick recipe of apple ragi halwa
|Prep Time: 5 Mins||Cooking Time: 10 Mins||Servings: 2|
Ingredients for apple ragi halwa
- Apple 1 medium
- Ragi flour 2 to 3 tablespoon
- Ghee 12 tablespoon
- Jaggery (optional)
How to make apple ragi halwa
Take 1 medium apple, wash it properly, peel, and then chop it.
Add chopped apple in a blender to make apple puree. If you are making this ragi recipe for babies below 1 year then make a smooth paste, and for toddlers you can keep it little chunky. Once done, keep it aside covered.
Take a pan in which you will cook, add the ragi flour. Add 1 cup water to the flour and stir it well. Make sure the mixture is lump free. Do this process off the heat.
Once ragi is mixed well with water and there are no lumps, switch on the heat. Now bring it to boil and cook till it thickens. Keep stiring to avoid any formation of lumps.
Add apple puree to the ragi mixture and mix it well. If the mixture is too thick, add 1/4 cup of water or as needed and then cook it for 4 to 5 minutes till the apple puree get cooked.
Now add ghee to apple ragi mixture and mix it well. Cook it for another 2 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t get thicken. The consistency will be thickened once the halwa cools down.
Apple ragi halwa is ready to serve. If you made this for toddlers or baby less than a year, don’t add any sweetener. But if it’s for an adult, you can use sugar or any other sweetener you want. For more taste, you can sprinkle little cinnamon powder or cardamom powder before serving and garnish it with nuts.
Tips and Variations
- For babies below than 1 year, avoid using sweetener. Just pick the apples sweet in taste.
- For toddlers, you can use jaggery; palm and regular both can be used. Melt jaggery in water, filter it and then use it to cook apple ragi.
- Instead of blending apple, you can grate them.
- It is advised to blend or grate the apple when you start the recipe.
- Do not exceed the quantity of ragi flour used if cooking for 2 because once it is cooked, the quantity gets doubles.
- For baby less than 8 months, take ¼ apple and 1 teaspoon ragi flour. Take care while cooking less quantity is hard to cook as it may get burnt.
There are many ragi health benefits. It is kind of a wonder grain which is filled with many nutrients like iron, calcium, carbohydrate, protein content, potassium, amino acids, and many others. Calcium in ragi is 5 to 30 times higher than any other cereals. Including this whole grain in baby’s diet will help to develop the bone and in adults, it will maintain the bone-density. The nutrient present in ragi helps to control diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, reduces bad cholesterol, prevent cancer, ageing, fights bacteria, helps in weight loss, treats anemia, and the list goes on for nachni benefits.
We always heard “an apple a day, keep the dostor away”. Yes, because this luscious red fruit is a home to many health benefits and a daily dose can help you to treat many problems. Let’s see the health benefits of apple: prevent stomach, liver, heart disease, constipation, diabetes, gallstones, anemia, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The daily intake of apple can lower the risk of many cancers, gout, rheumatism, and eyesight problems. It helps to reduce weakness, promote digestion, relief from dysentery, and also help in the skin and dental care.