Quality characteristics of ragi (eleusine coracana)-incorporated “chakli”– An Indian deep-fried product

Leena Sebastian and Srihari Gowri, B. and Jamuna Prakash (2005) Quality characteristics of ragi (eleusine coracana)-incorporated “chakli”– An Indian deep-fried product. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 29 (5‐6). pp. 319-330. ISSN 1745-4549

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Abstract

ABSTRACT Ragi was incorporated at different levels (5, 15 and 25%) to a deep fat fried snack item namely “chakli” to study its effect on fat absorption, sensory and storage parameters. Three sets of products were prepared incorporating untreated, dry heat treated and gelatinized ragi flour. The control products were without ragi flour. Results indicated that the fat absorbed by the control was 19%. Ragi flour incorporation (5%) increased fat content to 24% but on further increase of ragi flour (15 and 25%), it decreased to 19.7 and 18%, respectively. Incorporation of untreated and dry heat treated ragi flour resulted in a slight decline in the sensory ratings of products. The effects were more adverse with higher level of incorporation. On incorporation of gelatinized ragi flour (5%), significantly higher ratings were obtained for texture, flavor and overall quality of products in comparison with the control. The free fatty acid content of products was very low on 0 day and increased during 4 weeks of storage. It can be concluded from the results that incorporation of higher amounts of ragi resulted in lower fat uptake but compromised the sensory quality of the product. However, incorporation at the 5% level had the opposite effect. Gelatinization as a pretreatment was found to improve the quality of the product.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 11:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7578

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