It’s definitely a high end product as 250 grams if ragi powder costs approx around 350 rupees. We can buy kilos of ragi in that price.
Commonly called ragi sere here in Karnataka, ragi is soaked in water overnight, sprouted, sundried and then roasted and powdered. The powder is then added to boiling water and a porridge is made mostly adding sugar or jaggery.
I can go through this process but my baby is starting off cereals so early so I wanted a safer product. With the pollution it’s almost impossible to sundry the sprouted ragi. Once my baby’s immunity builds I will surely work on making this at home.
Procedure: Just add powder to water at room temperature, then boil this mixture and stir for 5 mins, then it’s ready to serve. If the porridge gets thick add boiling water and stir again. You can add a pinch of sugar preferably crystalline sugar (they call it kal sakkare here or kalkandu in tamil nadu) or jaggery or salt.
Ragi is very healthy and good for the bones as it has calcium. Though babies like it, it’s better to go slow on ragi. And start off with this porridge when it’s quite sunny outside and not when it’s very cold, as ragi has cooling properties.
Availability can be an issue, you need to specifically order at medical stores. Tell them the company name and they will get it for you.