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Ragi Chocolate Laddu | Finger millet Chocolate urundai

Ragi Chocolate Laddu | Finger millet Chocolate urundai
Finger Millet is known as Ragi or Kelvaragu in Tamil. Finger millets are rich in iron, calcium and fiber. Ragi porridge is given to toddlers in India. My elder one doesn't like ragi flavor. So I added chocolate to this laddu. Adding cocoa powder and vanilla essence reduces the flavor from Ragi. It makes an excellent school snacks box recipe. It can be prepared within 20 mins. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Ragi Chocolate Laddu | Finger Millet Chocolate Laddu.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Yields: 10 Laddu 
Ragi Chocolate Laddu

Finger Millet Powder | Ragi powder 
3/4 Cup
Cocoa powder 
1 tbsp
Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup
As needed
Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp

Dry roast finger millet powder till nice aroma comes. Transfer it to a bowl. Take 1/2 Cup of brown sugar and cocoa powder. 

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Mix ragi powder, cocoa powder and brown sugar.Heat ghee in a pan. Add hot ghee little by little till the powders hold together. 
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Add vanilla essence and shape into small balls of lemon size by holding it in hand as shown below and place the laddu's in a tray. 
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Video for shaping Laddu

Ragi Chocolate Laddu | Finger millet Chocolate urundai
Finger millet Chocolate urundai

Store it in air tight container for a week.
I have freshly prepared ghee from butter. I used approx. 5 tbsp of butter.
Dark brown sugar can be replaced with jaggery.

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