Ragi or Finger Millet is a healthy grain that is often recommended by doctors to include in our diet. I make several dishes using Ragi and recently made Ragi Masala Rotti. This rotti is hand pressed and is flavored with onions and other spices.

If you are interested in more Ragi recipes, then you can also check out posts like Ragi dosa, Soft Ragi roti, and other Ragi recipes by clicking the links.


3 cups Ragi/ Finger millet flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp ginger paste
handful of coriander leaves finely chopped
handful of curry leaves finely chopped
Oil as needed
3 cups water


  • Take Ragi flour in a bowl, add salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, ginger paste, finely chopped onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Boil water in a pan and add it little by little to the ragi mix.
  • Mix well with a spoon and then allow it to cool down a bit.
  • Then add 2 tbsp oil and mix well. You will get a soft dough (more softer than a praratha dough)
  • Since the dough is very soft, we will not be able to roll the Ragi roti. 
  • So, we can take a Butter paper or a banana leaf or a plastic sheet and use it to press the Ragi rottis.
  • I have used a plastic sheet that we get from oil packet. 
  • Grease your hands with oil and then take a medium size ball of Ragi dough.
  • Gently press with your hands on the plastic sheet to make a circle.
  • Try not to make it very thick or very thin.
  • Heat a skillet and cook the Ragi Rotti on both sides by applying oil.
  • In the same way, make more Ragi rottis.
  • Serve hot with Potato Masala or Sambar and Groundnut chutney.. 

I am participating Blogchatter's A to Z challenge and today's alphabet is R. Stay tuned for another recipe coming tomorrow starting with the letter S.


  1. Ragi is one of my favourites, and perfect for summers

  2. I have made this earlier.
    But, had added chopped tomatoes and chillies too along with onion.
    Didn't know we have to add hot water to the mixture.


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