Ragi or finger millet is a rich source of proteins and minerals and also has several health benefits like aiding healthy weight loss, controlling sugar levels, etc. Hence it is often recommended by doctors to include more Ragi in our diet. I have shared several recipes of Ragi in my blog like Ragi semiya, Ragi roti, Ragi cookies and Ragi laddoos and in this post, I am sharing a very healthy and quick recipe of Ragi malt. This is a drink we often make at home either for breakfast or when we wish to have a break from tea in the evenings.

Serves: 4

1/3 cup ragi flour
2 cups water
2 cups milk
6 tsp sugar
1 tbsp finely crushed nuts (pistachios, cashews and almonds)
¼ tsp cardamom powder


  • Take ragi flour and water in a pan and mix such that there are no lumps.
  • Add milk and put the pan on flame.
  • Bring it to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring continuously till the mix starts thickening.
  • Add sugar, crushed nuts and cardamom powder now, mix well and continue cooking in low flame for one more minute.
  • Switch off the gas and pour into cups.
  • Garnish with sliced pistachios or cashews and serve warm.

  • Add sugar according to your taste.
  • You can also replace sugar with jaggery or brown sugar.
  • If you are using jaggery, boil it in 1 cup water till it melts, strain it using a strainer and then add it to the ragi malt. In this case, dissolve the ragi flour in 1 and 1/2 cups water.
  • You can also grind your favourite nuts to a powder and add to this to make it more healthy and tasty.
  • You can add more milk if you feel the ragi malt is very thick.

More Ragi recipes from this blog

  1. Ragi cookies
  2. Ragi laddoos
  3. Ragi semiya
  4. Ragi roti

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  1. I love ragi malt for a quick breakfast or for a warm sip in the evening...

  2. Its really a very healthy and filling recipe. My mamma makes it very often. This sweet version for my family and salty version for me. Happy to see you have good collection of ragi recipes...


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