Sunday, 4 February 2018

Raab

Raab is a sweet Gujarati concoction made during winter months. This age-old warm drink is loaded with nutritious ingredients such as wholemeal flour, ghee, spices, and jaggery in soup consistency. One would think that making a recipe like this one would be time consuming but surprisingly not.

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

If you are in a Gujarati household and suffering from cold, sore throat, viral infection or a cough and don't feel like eating anything, most probably you'll be given this soothing piping hot traditional drink along with plenty of advice such as what to eat, what not by your mother, grandmother or your wife. Yes, that comes free with that aromatic raab and that's almost a ritual and we fully enjoyed following it :)

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

Once the raab is made in the family, not only the person who is suffering from cold enjoys it but other family members would love to have a bowl of raab too. Maybe not khichdi but Raab has to be for everyone.

More Khichdi Recipes:- Masoor (red lentils) Daal and Green Beans Khichdi | Dudhi/Lauki/Bottle Gourd Khichdi | Swaminarayan Khichdi

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

So how does this drink help you for cold and coughs? When you are suffering from cold, many can't swallow solid foods, so first thing first this Raab can be sipped slowly. This drink contains Indian spices such as cloves, cinnamon, dry ginger powder and ajwain ( carom seeds) all these ingredients provides warmth to the throat and body. Wheat flour, ghee, and jaggery provide carbohydrate and fats which provides energy to your body. Although this medicinal sweet drink is mostly used for illnesses, it can also be given to new mothers to get their energy back.

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

More Raab Recipe- Rajasthani Bajra Rabri ( savoury and suitble for summer) 

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

I have grown up with Raab, but my mum would make only if someone gets ill during the winter, but in some families would prepare raab to beat the winter cold too. In India our next door neighbour Divya Masi (aunty), she would prepare raab almost every week and she would pass a small bowl of raab to me every time and I would be always ready to gulp it down :) I've seen my MIL preparing raab as well and recipes are exactly same. Although Raab can be prepared with millet flour, I prefer Wheat flour one.

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

I have been making raab every year whenever someone gets viral infection in the family, which is regular here in this country but never be able to take pictures, last weekend my sunny boy got ill, then husband and daughter, so made a big batch of raab for everyone and sent some for daughter so she can heat it up and have it at university.

Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.


Notes:-
If you don't like using whole spices, use its powder but add in the last stage of cooking. 

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Raab
Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. Wholemeal flour or any chapatti flour
  • 2 tbsp. Desi Ghee vegan use coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Jaggery
  • 1 tsp. Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • 4 Cloves ( Laving)
  • 1 tsp. Whole Black Pepper (Mari)
  • Cinnamon ( small piece) (Taj)
  • 1 tbsp. Dry ginger powder ( Soonth powder) 
Instructions
Place jaggery and 2 cup water in a saucepan and bring it to boil or until jaggery completely dissolves. Strain the mixture through the sieve. In another heavy bottom pan heat ghee and add all the whole spices and flour except dry ginger powder.On a low heat fry the flour until light pink.Turn off the heat very low and slowly and carefully add jaggery water.Keep mixing the raab so there will be no lumps forms.Bring it to simmer and simmer for another couple of minutes.Raab will get thicker, once it reaches thin soup consistency add dry ginger powder and turn off the heat.Serve piping hot raab.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

19 comments:

  1. I am so saving this post. Sounds delicious and have great m ducal value.

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  2. Loved reading through the post... recently I had tried the Besan ka Doodh and loved it... now having to try this raab too... the season for flu is on here as well and I am sure my girls would have this like having payasam... Beautiful clicks as usual...

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  3. I have heard a lot about this winter drink but reading and seeing the lovely images makes me want to try some soon. Such a powerhouse of health in this drink that the body really requires during the bitter cold. Great share and as always, the photography is class!

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  4. Awesome pics which takes me perfect to that winter mood. Though heard of raab ,never tried it myself.. Now bookmarking this..

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  5. Luckily (😨) I am not well. So will prepare this tonight and drink and yes me too saving the post.
    And I have never heard this before. Thank you Jagruti.

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  6. Never made a drink with Whole wheat flour... looks so come and soothing.. definitely we need this now

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  7. So much of warmth in the recipe, will do this in the fast approaching winters here

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  8. Much needed for the season. I am just recovering from a bad bout of flu and something similar to this is what I kept drinking. They look actually delicious inspite of being a medicinal food. :) :)

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  9. Awesome pics and awesome drink. I'm getting fan of your photography

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  10. Aww jagruti love it! I just want to make it immediately as I read thru the recipe!! It is still cold here, I m definitely going to try this !!!

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  11. Just by reading the recipe feel like having some. It sure is a new recipe for me. I think in each culture you have such recipes that are passed on from one generation to another👍 lovely pics btw.

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  12. Jagruti... super tempting raab. Must admit have not tasted one made with wheat flour as both my mum and mother in law would raab using bajri flour. I sometimes just make it on impulse as my all time comfort food.

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  13. Since the day i saw this post , I was impressed by the stunning monochromatic pictures you have taken Jagruti, and now after reading the post, I am impressed by the recipe as well. I am saving it to try if sometime. Fantastic share.

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  14. I loved this warm and comforting drink when I tasted it once. The pictures are amazing and so cozy.

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  15. I am really glad that you shared this tradional recipe here. I am gujju and we used to drink raab in winters. It is a best remedy for cold and cough. We also prepare this recipe from bajra atta.. try that one too.

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  16. This is something new to me and looks inviting. Feel like preparing now but I have rest of the ingredients except dry ginger. Going to try soon for sure. Thanks for sharing !

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  17. Raab looks delicious. I always make it with bajra flour when one of us has a cold. It's soothing as well as filling. Love your photos too.

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  18. This sounds delicious and perfect to enjoy whilst the weather is so wet and cold.

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  19. I had seen the savoury version of Raab on food food channel. I remember my mom-in-law used to make this sweet one for me during the 40 days after I had my baby.

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