You can call it Ragi pudding/Payasam or whatever you want. But I tell you, it is one oft he healthiest and delicious drink I have made with Ragi. Usually many don't like Ragi. Though, i t has a high nutritional value, sometimes, taste gets more preference! This is a very tasty ( really!) drink, made within minutes and can be enjoyed hot or cold. I got this recipe from vahrehvah.com. Thanks to Sanjay! now I am a regular ragi eater :)
For 2 people
1 cup of ragi
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of jaggery
1/4 cup of milk
few broken nuts (Almonds, cashews etc)
In a pan, boil the water. Meanwhile just add few drops of water to the ragi powder and make it to a paste so that it doesn't form any lumps when added to the boiling water.
cook in a medium flame for 10 minutes. Make sure ragi is cooked properly and then add powdered jaggery and mix well.
Transfer it to a bowl, add milk and broken nuts, raisins and serve hot.
refrigerate it and serve as a cold beverage too! it tastes awesome both ways.