Monday, February 11, 2013

Ragi Chocolate Muffins

Ragi, one of the famous millet quite often used in Indian cuisine. You can make variety of foods with this nutritious grain, eventhough one of the famous food prepared with ragi is ragi malt or ragi koozhu. My mom never failed to feed us with this healthy grain, actually i do the same with my kids eventhough they dont like this grain very much. Fortunately, every Indian grocery here have this healthy ragi flour and i'll try to add this flour in most of dishes,especially while making breads,parathas,instant idlis etc. Usually i'll mask this grain with my family's favourite foods, for example today's muffins since chocolate is my kid's favourite i easily combined both ragi and chocolate together for making this healthy muffins.

Am posting this muffins today, as am running my second week of blogging marathon with cooking with alphabets as theme. After yesterday's dish's name starts with 'O',my today's post name starts with 'R.If you want to feed your family with this healthy flour, start your cooking adventure with this flour as something sweet, am sure this muffins will works out wonder to feed your small family.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.Sending this muffins to my own event CWS-Ragi or Quinoa guest hosted by a wonderful blogger Divya.


3/4cup Ragi flour
1/4cup All purpose flour
1/4cup Butter
2tbsp Oil
1/2cup Sugar
2tbsp Cocao powder
1/2cup Milk
1/2tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
1no Egg
Pinch salt
Almond flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F, grease the muffin pan with butter or line with paper liners.

Sieve together the ragi flour,all purpose flour,cocao powder,baking powder,baking soda and salt and keep aside.

Beat together the sugar,butter and oil until the sugar gets dissolves, add the milk, beat well.

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, fill the muffin pan with the batter,springle generously the almond flakes.

Bake for 12-15minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Enjoy.

56 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and so cute muffins:)healthy muffins too:)

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Both Priyas are having ragi feast....choc wil definitely mask the taste of ragi, muffin looks awesome....

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

The muffins look delicious Priya!! Loved the healthy twist :)

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Am sure gonna try this... Nice combo and so healthy

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

These muffins look perfect Priya...Healthy and delicious

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

I love anything with ragi Priya. Muffins looks superb.like the topping of almond flakes.

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful muffins aks :) my next attempt is this.... eengae yaaru ragi expect :) love it!

faiza kader said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy muffins

faiza kader said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy muffins

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

These look delicious and perfect.nice way to use ragi

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Love the Ragi flavour in the baking..Nice muffin

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

awesome...amma had braught 3kg ragi flour from kerala last month..i knw only porridge, puttu, ragi dosa n roti with it. last 2 weeks i was searching for a recipe using ragi flour other than the normal stuffs i make..perfect healthy muffin for kids..definitly i wl make this :)

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

such a healthy muffin....great combination with choc...

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious & healthy muffins, looks wonderful with the flaked almonds topping!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo and you always come up with healthy touch...

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one..Adding ragi to cake is a nice idea,,
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

very new and nice option to use ragi... very well made akka... have to learn many things from you priya akka... kalakunga....

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ragi muffin ,with topped almond, love the soft and crunchy bits.

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

sounds healthy and delicious priya:)

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

wow perfect combo..healthy ..neva had tried ragi in muffins,,,.this was really perfec choice!!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious and healthy way to include ragi in muffins.. tempting me :)

PT said... Reply To This Comment

looks like its ragi month :) what a healthy touch dear..

Jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice and yummy muffins, have to try with ragi

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy muffins,loved the almond slices topping:)
Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Gosh, looks so tempting..

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

This is really a healthy muffins to give a kid.nice one.

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

So so healthy and i love the sliced almonds on top!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy muffins,looks tempting....

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Love your presentation! Such a wholesome muffin :)

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard about ragi muffins.super.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice option to use ragi.. looks too good..

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy breakfast,love this combo.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and yummy muffin...

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
Very nice and healthy muffins. I have one doubt weather you added 1/2cup of baking soda or 1/2tsp baking soda. Because your recipe say 1/2cup of baking soda. Please do correct it...

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy recipe.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy muffins, love it with cocoa combo...beautiful click too :-)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

u r back..how r u now? btw health muffins ma...

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delicious!!

Sai Padma priya said... Reply To This Comment

Ragi muffins..guilt free.
Sai Padma priya

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarked.. lovely
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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Nice way to kick start the day..(Btw,I tried the savory muffins and turned out superb..Thanks once again Priya,coz my daughter loved them so much.)

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

Priya.. i just finished making this. i had posted a comment earlier .now this is abt a correction..u had given the amount of baking soda incorrectly :).
by the way, these are really soft :)thanks dear :)

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious muffins...luvly clicks.

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative yummy muffins.must try..bookmarking

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Rumana & Lena, corrected the amount of baking soda,its a typo.Thanks for letting me know.

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I had no idea that we could make muffins with ragi... that looks so soft and fluffy.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious!....yum!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing,loved the color n presentation...

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a killer combination of ingredients.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a healthy chocolate muffin

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

They look so inviting besides being healthy.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

love these muffins..specially the flaked almonds on the top!!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy muffins... chocolatee too!

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome muffins and perfectly done

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Trust you to come out with muffins with ragis..great idea Priya

Fareeda said... Reply To This Comment

I just made these muffins for breakfast. I used 1/4 cup of spelt/coconut flour (instead of all purpose flour), flax seed for the egg and plain yogurt for the oil. I also used carob instead of cocoa and 1/4 cup of agave nectar instead of the 1/2 cup sugar.

These muffins are delicious. Soft and moist. They baked for 25 minutes, as I had filled the cups to the top.

I will definitely bake these again.
Thanks.