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Healthy Jaggery Biscuits Recipe [Vegan Ragi Chocolate Cookies Without Baking Powder, Soda by Ravneet Bhalla in Airfryer]

Just when I thought I had tried the best ragi cookie recipe, which was widely loved by you all, I decided to twist the recipe a little to make it completely vegan and gluten-free. Packed with a nutritional punch from homemade sprouted ragi atta and sweetened with jaggery, the healthiest yummiest biscuits are flavored with nuts ( you may sub with seeds of choice).

If you had loved my previous ragi biscuits without baking powder and soda, then this one will make you go crazy. Oh yes, take my words for it. This biscuit is yumminess redefined.

Healthy Biscuits?
Are cookies healthy?

Ask a cookie lover and they won't mind biscuits to be unhealthy. But a health freak who is crazy for cookies will try to make their favorite crunchy bits healthy.

Now how do you make a cookie healthy? Well, buy a packet of baked goodies and you will find all the unhealthy stuff listed on the ingredient list, from refined flour (maida which is drained of all nutrition) to refined sugar (another empty calorie bag), artificial flavors, preservatives, chemicals, and fillers.

Even if a packet speaks of "health," it is not healthy. Why?

They may mix and match a part of the flour with oats or any other whole grain, but maida forms the basis of storebought biscuits. Then come the add ins, flavors, fillers, and colors.

Artificial food colors make food look more appealing. Brightly colored foods attract the attention of consumers, especially children. You might not be aware of the risks and dangers of artificial food coloring on your health.

Do you know color additives are synthesized from petroleum byproducts? Artificial food dyes are also sourced from raw materials obtained from coal tar. Since they are cheaper and more stable under intense heat and light conditions, artificial colors have become widely popular in the food industry.
Coming back to the question how to make biscuits healthy.
As a health freak, I believe in mixing and matching healthiest ingredients. Flours are predominant in a cookie recipe. When you are trying to make cookies healthy in India, forget the refined atta that you get from the market. Instead, try sprouting grains or millets and make your own power-packed sprouted atta, which is replete with fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. 
Eating too many simple carbs from refined flours or ingredients will not do your health any good. Rather, you will end up with guilty indulgence.
Instead pack your biscuits for kids or elders with nutritional ingredients. Cherry-pick the ingredient and you will be surprised to see how flavorful and nutritious your cookies come out to be without any additives, fillers, colors, or flavors.

How do you define a healthy cookie recipe in India? 

Well, health has different connotations for different people. So I won't get into that. I suggest eating anything and everything that your body happily accepts and digests. However, with that said, do not opt for refined ingredients; rather, aim to find whole foods. I try to make my own flours as much as possible. This goes for millet flours too. I love to make sprouted ragi atta at home. It is the best ingredient to own. You will never go back to refined ingredients if you choose to make sprouted millet flours.  


What is the healthiest biscuit? 

I believe a healthy cookie recipe in India uses all natural ingredients, from flours to fats and sweeteners. If you believe in me, then you literally do not need baking powder or soda to make healthy biscuits for kids at home. 

How do you make healthy biscuits from scratch? 

I have shared this step-by-step process in all of my cookie recipes posted on Ravneet Bhalla's channel.

What's a healthy alternative to biscuits? 

Well, if you are not addicted to cookies, then you may choose to relish healthy snacks. 

What is the healthiest type of cookie? 

A cookie with whole grains or millets or any gluten flour that is packed with dietary fiber is what you should aim for always. Then pick natural sweeteners to sweeten your healthy biscuits without refined sugar, which is only empty calories. Now this does not mean that jaggery has no caloires. Rather, it has almost equal calories as sugar, but what sets it apart from the latter is its color. The color tells you that it is packed with molasses, minerals and all good things. In fact, jaggery is so good on its own to make a winter treat. I will share my dadi's recipe soon.

Mercuryimp and Ravneet Bhalla YouTube are packed with healthy biscuit recipes no sugar. So if healthy cakes and biscuits interest you, you will get them all at one place.  Healthy cookies recipes have become a trademark with me.  More often than not, I make  jaggery biscuits recipes. But if you are trying to completely avoid sugar and sweeteners, then I also bake with stevia, which is zero carbs and calories. 

Gluten-Free Ragi Cookies recipe With Jaggery [Indian Vegan Biscuits Without Baking Powder, Soda]

How Ragi is good for health? Is Ragi healthier than wheat? What can be made from ragi flour? Can Ragi be taken with milk?

Is this a gluten-free ragi cookies recipe?

Yes, it uses 4 ingredients - sprouted finger millet flour, nut powder, jaggery, extra virgin olive oil

I am looking for ragi and oats cookies recipe?

Here's one healthy biscuits recipe Indian for kids that uses finger millet and oats. I call it ragi digestives without baking powder or soda.

I love ragi chocolate cookies. Can we bake these cookies without oven or airfryer?

Absolutely, bake in a cooker at the lowest flame until the bottom looks crisp. The ragi biscuits with jaggery will crisp up on top at room temperature.

Can you take a class on ragi cookies online?

You can follow these healthy biscuits recipes by Ravneet Bhalla and you do not need any online baking classes to attend.

When dad tasted these eggless ragi digestives, he said, "Nobody can say this is homemade ragi cookies." I was on cloud 9 with this accolade from dad on the easy ragi digestives no oven recipe in airfryer. Then I revealed the secret to these ragi cookies - which use a tablespoon of cocoa powder for flavor, which makes it a kid-friendly recipe.

Whether you are looking for an eggless cookie recipe no oven or a healthy baked beauty for kids in airfryer, this ragi digestives recipe is exactly what you need for those family tea times that you enjoy the most. Wondering if baking with whole grains is tough? Looking for an eggless ragi digestives cookie recipe? Here is one simple eggless cookie recipe that uses no sugar, less fat, and all the healthy ingredients. The ragi digestives are just perfect for kids and the elderly alike. The kid-friendly cookies will be an instant hit at your home. Try out these ragi digestives sugarless today.

Did you know ragi or finger millet is a rich source of iron that makes it a perfect food option for anemic patients?

A rich source of fiber, ragi is no less than a wonder grain - a superfood.

The whole grain contains bran, endosperm, and germ, which adds to their fiber content. 

The gluten-free grain is a staple in south India - and is overloaded with calcium, fiber, amino acids, vitamin D, and good carbohydrates. Since it is a good source of calcium, you need vitamin D to absorb calcium. Your body makes Vitamin D3 from a reaction to the UV rays.  Vitamin D2 is sourced from vitamin D fortified milk and poultry sources, such as egg yolk, fatty fish, and liver. 

Ragi for diabetics is a good low carb option. It is a skin-friendly grain, since it is packed with amino acids that help revert skin aging.

The antioxidant-rich ragi benefits those fighting stress, depression, helping you manage cancer symptoms.

The high content of dietary fiber makes ragi a superfood for weight loss enthusiasts.Millets are a holy grail for those with gluten allergy or a normal human with excellent sugar control.

Eating millets with fiber can help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates. So you may try using

soluble fibre that can absorb a lot of water and form a gel-like consistency - as a result, it slows down the absorption process of carbohydrates - e.g oats, apple, beans, flaxseeds, nuts, and barley

proteins along with the carbohydrates - If you combine proteins with carbs, it will slow down the absorption of the latter, as protein takes longer for digestion. E.g. of proteins poultry, lentils, eggs, fish, and seafood. Vegetarian options include dairy and nuts. 


1cup- 240 ml

1/2 cup- sprouted ragi atta 

1/4 cup- jaggery powder

3 tbsp- extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp cashews

1 tbsp cocoa powder to make ragi chocolate cookies

How to make ragi chocolate cookies in Indian airfryer recipe

I love sprouted ragi. In fact, I am crazy for it. If the idea of adding sprouted millets in your diet interests you, then try out sprouting ragi first. It's the easiest and safest to do.  I will soon post a video on sprouting ragi safely without cloth. 

  • Pulse to powder cashews (or seeds) along with jaggery powder. 
  • Next add extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Process again.  I have used my Magic Bullet for this purpose.
  • Now add sprouted ragi flour and process once again until mixed.
  • You can add cocoa powder at this stage. I decided to add it later.
  • Preheat oven, airfryer, convection, otg to 160 degrees for 10 minutes. I always preheat my airfryer for 5 minutes only. Many ask whether an air fryer is healthy. My answer is "absolutely." I have made numerous airfryer Indian recipes in my Prestige airfryer. It is the best thing to own if you love to make healthy food for family. My Youtube channel is a hub of my healthy airfryer recipes. Do check how I bake papad in airfryer, bake pakodas, French Fries, cookies, cakes, biscuits, bars, and just about anything and everything. You will love to make an airfryer an integral part of your life.
  • Roll out the dough gently on a floured surface.
  • Cut shapes. Bake for 12-16 mins or until they look slightly crisp from the top.
  • Let your healthy ragi cookies with jaggery without butter or ghee cool down and then pack them in an airtight container. But these healthy biscuits vegan will disappear soon. Take my words for it!
More healthy finger millet (ragi) recipes below:
How to make soft ragi roti
How to make ragi biscuits with jaggery at home in airfryer India
How to make bourbon biscuits gluten free without baking powder/soda - a healthy cookie recipe for kids
How to make a healthy vegan ragi cake in cooker 
Healthy coffee cookies with finger millet or ragi biscuits with coffee flavor
Ragi and oats cookie recipe Indian with jaggery
Ragi malt or horlicks powder for babies
How to sprout ragi at home, make sprouted finger millet flour

Ragi coffee cookies or coffee bean cookies with jaggery recipe
If you love cookies but haven't been able to find a healthy millet alternative, here is one biscuit recipe for you. Sweetened with jaggery, these ragi cookies are flavored with coffee and need NO BAKING POWDER OR SODA. Yet, they are crispy to the core and absolutely yumm.. Learn here the basics of making healthy biscuits at home without refined sugar and baking powder/soda.


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