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101 ragi recipes


Last Updated : Oct 27,2018




140 Ragi Recipes | Indian Nachni Recipe Collection |

Ragi recipe collection. Ragi, also known as Nachni or Finger Millet, is a super millet that should be a must in everyone's diet. A great source of protein and amino acids, it is especially important for vegetarians to consume to get proper nutrition. They look really small, like mustard seeds, and are reddish brown in color. The outside hull of ragi is not edible, hence it is removed and then used. It can even be ground into a powder and be used a flour, which is the most common way of using it.

Ragi Recipes for Breakfast

Ragi and Coriander UttapaRagi and Coriander Uttapa

Ragi is used predominantly in the southern states of India. Ragi Puttu, a very famous breakfast of Kerala, is a preparation of ragi flour and coconut which is cooked in coconut shells and pressure cooked and gives a homely taste. You can even make no fuss, Ragi and Coriander Uttapa, that are instant to make and absolutely delicious.

Porridge is a sweet, breakfast cereal dish all around the world and it has many variations. One very healthy variation is Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge that is sweetened with dates and is so easy and delicious to eat that even toddlers can start eating it. Another easy to make breakfast recipe is Multiflour Idli. Even though it requires overnight soaking, it is relatively super simple as it is only supposed to be blended, combined, fermented and steamed.

Ragi Recipes for Snacks

Stuffed Ragi PancakesStuffed Ragi Pancakes

Many people do not know how to use whole ragi in their food! It is, infact, quite easy to do so. You can use them to make mouth-watering snacks which have the added advantage of being healthy. By simply soaking ragi overnight, you can soften it and then use it to make Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets. And the best part? we are coating them in oats instead of breadcrumbs to make them extra nutritious. Soaked ragi can also be used to make Stuffed Ragi Pancakes, where the stuffing is made up of different veggies and spiced with chilli flakes.

Bhakris made with ragi are very popular in Maharashtra, but it is really hard to make kids have it. For that, you can jazz it up a bit and make Ragi Bhakri Chivda with spinach, onions and spice powders to make it taste delicious. Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhras require no hassle as you use ready flour and they are the best way to satisfy your hunger pangs in under 100 calories!

Healthy Ragi Recipes

Ragi and Oat CrackersRagi and Oat Crackers

As we all know, Ragi is very healthy and hence it is really easy to convince everyone around to eat them. There are so many recipes you can make with ragi and in so many ways. You can make a basic Ragi Roti to go with subzis instead of phulka roti. Instead of having the fried chips and snacks, it is better to make and eat Ragi and Oats Crackers. These crackers are baked and hence you can store them for a long time!

The beloved gujarati muthia gets a healthy twist with ragi, especially when teamed up with methi to make Nachni Methi Muthias.  Apart from these, you can make dosas, crispies, upma and a lot of other things.

Ragi Recipes for Sweets

Ragi BarfiRagi Barfi

Pregnant women are supposed to include ragi in their diet for their overall health and benefit. For this, as it has been happening for generations in India, Nachni Ladoos are given to pregnant women as they are nutrient dense. Ragi flour can even be converted into delicious Ragi Sheeras, halwas and Ragi Barfis.

Enjoy our Ragi recipe collection below. 

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Ragi and Coriander Uttapa
Recipe# 4823
14 Jun 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Calcium and protein rich ragi along with vitamin and iron rich coriander combine tastefully in this healthy snack. While coriander itself has an irresistible flavour and aroma, this is further enhanced by the addition of chillies, onions, tangy curds and a traditional tempering too. These no-fuss, ....
Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22220
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Taste bhi, health bhi! Really! This sumptuous Ragi Roti is rich in calcium and protein, which are required to support our bones and maintain the cells in our body respectively. With the mild tanginess of curds, spicy notes of green chillies and the exciting crunch of grated carrot and spring onio ....
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
17 Nov 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
Ragi Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 33158
16 May 08

 
by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious ragi flour, which is rich in iron, calcium and proteins, is a very popular ingredient in kannada cuisine. These rotis can be served with white butter or any vegetable of your choice.
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
12 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy
Recipe# 22452
17 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky because the Indian landscape makes available to us a wealth of healthy grains with immeasurable benefits. Most of these grains and their flours are so versatile that they can be used to make everything from khichdis to ladoos. Here is a delicious Nachni Ladoo that proves our point ....
Ragi Sheera
Recipe# 1419
25 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22275
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious rotis are made out of nachni and whole wheat flour, and stuffed with a flavourful vegetable filling. The succulent filling adds softness to the nachni rotis, making them more enjoyable. The combination of karela and cauliflower gives a well-balanced flavour and texture to the stuff ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
08 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break! These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets
Recipe# 40779
26 Oct 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious cutlets are made of ragi and broccoli, perked up with spice powders, mint and spring onions. Potatoes add to the volume of the cutlet mix, while mint and spring onions give it a fabulous aroma and flavour. The Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets are rolled in oats, to give the outer su ....
Ragi Upma (  Iron Rich)
Recipe# 39296
10 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Upma is a great breakfast option when you want to have a healthy yet easy breakfast. Red millet flour, so full of fibre and iron, makes this a super-nutritious dish. So, although the colour of this upma is not so appealing, its nutrient quotient is, making it a must-try. Make sure you serve it ....
Nachni Roti, Ragi Roti, How To Make Ragi Roti
Recipe# 38994
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of rice flour and whole wheat flour ups the health quotient of these ragi rotis. Embellished with vegetables and flavoured with cumin seeds and curry leaves, they make a wholesome breakfast . For a healthier meal, roll them out very thinly ....
Jowar Ragi and Date Porridge  ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38841
17 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of two super grains, flavoured with deliciously sweet and iron-rich dates, the Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge is a wholesome food that will keep your child satiated and active for at least a couple of hours. Rich in essential nutrients like iron, protein, calcium and fibre, this p ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
12 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon sna ....
Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer
Recipe# 42062
28 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The humble Ragi Roti turns into an awesome snack in this recipe! Here, the rotis are lined with peppy chutneys, and rolled up with exciting fillings like spiced paneer cubes and crunchy onions. You have to take care to knead the ragi roti dough till it is really soft and pliable. The rotis also ....
Ragi Bhakri Chivda , Maharashtrian Snack
Recipe# 41497
28 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Bhakri is an ever-popular Maharashtrian bread that is homely and satiating. Here, bhakri transforms into a scrumptious chivda with a dash of spice powders and taste-enhancing ingredients like ginger, garlic and green chillies. A tempering of mustar ....
Ragi Roti (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38627
30 Mar 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
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While not universally popular, ragi abounds in iron and calcium which helps to build haemoglobin and strengthen bones. Spring onions, carrots and green chilli paste add crunch and flavour to these ragi rotis.
Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer Pesto
Recipe# 41169
28 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a famous Italian sauce made with basil, nuts and garlic. While pine nuts are used in the original recipe, the results are equally awesome when walnuts are used instead. Here, is a totally unique and innovative dish, in which hearty ragi rotis are st ....
Basic Ragi Roti, Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
24 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The Basic Ragi Roti has a rustic flavour and earthy aroma, which warm your soul and make you feel very contented. You need to knead the dough with warm water – otherwise the rotis will break when you roll them. Even then, it still requires a bi ....
Quinoa and Ragi Pancakes with Beet Cheese Sauce
Recipe# 40991
28 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Keep aside some time to prepare this, but worry not, you will be amazed by the results and will look forward to preparing it again! Delicious pancakes made of quinoa and ragi flours are stuffed with a unique filling of mushrooms and water chestnuts, and topped with a pleasantly-coloured, gooey-textu ....
Ragi Puttu, Healthy Kerala Homemade Ragi Puttu for Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42540
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Puttu is one of the most famous breakfast dishes of Kerala. It is made with flours of grains like red rice, ragi, corn, etc. Of these, the Ragi Puttu tastes and looks the best. The alternating layers of coconut and brownish ragi look simply awes ....
Ragi Barfi
Recipe# 42543
13 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A healthy calcium rich sweet delicacy for a change. Ragi flour often used to make rotis is used here to make a barfi. Plus it has the addition of jaggery which is more ....
Mini Green Theplas ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35076
18 Oct 10

 by Tarla Dalal
A completely nourishing breakfast that will keep you active through the day – these mini theplas are a great alternative if you want a change from the regular oats porridge. Fortified with millet, ragi and soya flour, they are fibre-rich and extremely enjoyable.
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
17 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The batter to make this nutritious and tasty Nachni Dosa is easier to make than regular dosas because we have used nachni flour. So, you just need to grind the urad dal. Allow the batter to ferment well, so you get really crisp dosas. Serve it hot with chutney and sambhar for a satiating break ....
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