Ragi mudde could well be one of the oldest staple dishes in south Karnataka, in cities like Bengaluru, Mandya and Mysore. Ragi or finger millet is one of the most nutritious, protein and calcium rich millets, very popular among farmers’ communities.
Getting ragi mudde perfect needs some practice. There are various methods one can follow to prepare ragi balls.
People say the best way to eat ragi mudde is to swallow every mouthful without chewing much. This will make you really full and keep hunger away for a long time, but it also means your body will have to work extra hard to digest it! So, ensure that you chew each mouthful and mix with enough saliva so you digest it well.
Ragi mudde is bland so it is always served with some yummy coconut curries. If you want to get really authentic with this recipe, serve it with bass saaru (basidha saaru), or massoppu saaru.
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