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Satisfy your Taste Buds with a Sri Lankan Delicacy-Kurrakkan Pudding

Updated on March 29, 2016

The final Product

Gooey and yummy, all you could ask for dessert!
Gooey and yummy, all you could ask for dessert!

Asians love this food for its nutritional value and exceptional taste. Among its numerous benefits, the following top the list;

  1. Cools down excessive body heats
  2. Smoothens skin texture
  3. Increases appetite

PS: If you are suffering from Diabetes, simply omit treacle ,it would give an even more unique taste which you will find surprisingly appetising.

Ingredients

  • 5 table spoons Eleusine coracana Or Finger millet, In the form of powder (which is available in grocery stores)
  • 1/2 bottle or 275 ml Cow milk
  • 3 table spoons grated Kithul jaggery, sweet made of sap of young kithul palm
  • as needed salt
  • as needed cashew,dates,raisins,vanila essence, optional
Finger millet/kurakkan/Eleusine coracana
Finger millet/kurakkan/Eleusine coracana
Kithul Jaggery/treacle
Kithul Jaggery/treacle

Lets Get Started!

  1. First, take a pan to mix the kurakkan (Eleusine coracana/finger millet),water (enough to make a fairly thick paste of kurakkan) and salt.
  2. Take a second pan, add the milk and grated jaggery together and stir well on the stove till it's at boiling temperature. Reduce the heat
  3. Now add the ealier mixed kurakkan and water mixture to the boiled milk along with the raisins, essence, cashew (all the sweetening) and mix them well(stir constantly)
  4. When the mixture seems to get thick(solid but paste like), take the pan off the stove and let it settle in a suitable dish.(a glass bowl would do well)
  5. Those who like it Hot can consume it straight away , or you can refrigerate it for a "dessertier" version. It'll melt in your mouth either way!

Importance of Finger Millet and its consumption facts

Ragi or finger millet is said to be the highest in nutrition when it comes to whole grain. In India and other Asian countries, this flour is used to regain strength of the sick and the poor,and a roti make of this flour is consumed by poor heavy workers,children and labourers. It's consumed in many other forms like soup, roti, sweet, halwa, thalapa, etc

Lets see the nutritional value, shall we?

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 50g
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 44 g15%
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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© 2016 Chathushkie Jayasinghe

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