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Instant Ragi Drink | Finger Millet Recipe

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

One drink that keeps you cool from the inside - Loaded with probiotics, the magic taste of finger millet (aka ragi), and garnished with cumin and curry leaf seasoning. On days when we do a lot of gardening in the backyard, this is our go-to breakfast - quick and easy to make and is light on you. For a punch of spiciness, enjoy this with some chopped onions, sliced green chilli, or raw mango spiced with red chilli peppers.


  • 4 tbsp Ragi flour

  • 1 cup Buttermilk

  • 2 cups Water or as needed

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera

  • 1 Green chilli chopped

  • 4 - 5 curry leaves

  • 2 tsp cooking oil


Prep Time: 2 mins    Cook Time: 10 mins    Servings: 3
  • Place a slightly deep pot (6" depth) on a very low flame. Add 4 tbsp ragi flour and start roasting. It will soon start to smell aromatic

  • To this add 1 cup of water. Keep stirring and cook until the mix turns glossy

  • Turn off the stove and let the mix cool

  • Once cooled, add 1 cup buttermilk and stir well

  • Now, add 1 cup extra water or as needed to make it thin

  • Let's season the drink. Warm 2 tsp oil

  • Add cumin seeds/Jeera and let it splutter. Add chopped green chilli and 4-5 curry leaves

  • Add the seasoning to the ragi drink.

  • Ragi buttermilk drink is ready. Pour it in a glass and enjoy. For more spicy taste, try it with some chopped onions, spiced raw mango.

Love Ragi? Try some of the other recipes I have posted on this blog - Ragi Rotti, Ragi Dosa


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