Raab Recipe - Immunity Building Home Remedy Made From Millet Flour
Raab is a natural home remedy to build immunity and is often made in Gujarati and Rajasthani households along with their meals in summer. Serve Raab as a side dish along with Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi, Phulka and Mirchi Lahsun Ka Chunda for a weekday meal.
Raab is a warm health drink made from pearl millet flour also known as bajra that is infused with ginger and ajwain, most often prepared and served to strengthen the immune system of a new mother or to someone who is low on energy or has a congested chest. You can also serve it cold during summers.
Having said that, Raab Recipe (Immunity Building Home Remedy Made from Millet Flour) is also a perfect summer/winter drink that helps strengthen the immune system and keeps you full. Traditionally, millet flour/bajra is used in making this drink. If you have fresh millet flour available readily and it's fresh I suggest you use that in the same quantity as whole wheat flour to make this Raab recipe.
Did you know: One of the most commonly consumed grains in India, bajra is often referred to as “poor man’s staple”. This powerhouse of a grain has multiple health benefits. Mainly made of starch, and mostly insoluble fibres. This makes it a great long-acting source of energy and takes longer time to break.
Therefore you feel fuller, for longer. It is also a storehouse of amino acids essential in production of proteins.The amino acids are readily available and therefore easier to digest than in wheat, for example. The niacin present in bajra also helps in lowering cholesterol and keeping heart disease in check.
If you like this recipe, try more recipes which you can make for Homemade Summer Drinks:
- 2 tablespoons Bajra Flour ( Pearl Millet)
- 1 tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Dry ginger powder , or freshly ground ginger
- 1/4 cup Jaggery , crumbled
- 2 teaspoons Ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) , or cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , pounded
How to make Raab Recipe - Immunity Building Home Remedy Made From Millet Flour
To begin making the Raab Recipe; combine the bajra, wheat flour and 3 cups of water in a saucepan and place it on medium heat. Stir to make sure there are no lumps.
Stir in the jaggery, ginger powder and allow the mixture to come to a boil stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken slightly for about 5 to 8 minutes.
Heat the ghee in another small pan; add the ajwain (or cumin), black pepper and allow it to roast for a few seconds.
Pour the ghee into the hot Raab Mixture. Check the taste and add more jaggery or ginger to suit your taste. You can adjust the consistency by adding water if required.