Ragi or Finger Millet Milk - Recipe

Ragi or Finger Millet Milk - Recipe

Feb 15, 2024

Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a rich source of calcium, iron, protein, fiber, and other minerals. It's highly beneficial for health, especially for bones and digestion. Ragi milk is a nutritious and delicious drink that can be an excellent addition to your diet. Here's a simple recipe to make ragi milk at home:


  • 1/4 cup ragi (finger millet) flour (We have freshly milled ragi flour and sprouted ragi fresh milled ragi flour you can buy from Organic Sphere
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (you can use any milk of your choice, including dairy or plant-based alternatives like almond, soy, or coconut milk) - plant based milk is preferred and recommended.
  • 2-3 tablespoons jaggery powder or to taste (you can also use honey or any sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Prepare Ragi Paste:

    • In a small bowl, mix the ragi flour with 1/2 cup of water to make a smooth paste. Ensure there are no lumps.
  2. Cook Ragi Paste:

    • In a saucepan, bring the remaining 1.5 cups of water to a boil. Add the ragi paste to the boiling water, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
    • Reduce the heat to medium and cook the mixture for about 5-7 minutes or until the ragi is cooked and the mixture thickens slightly. Keep stirring to ensure the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add Milk and Sweetener:

    • Once the ragi mixture is cooked, add the milk to the saucepan. Stir well to combine.
    • Add the palm jaggery powder (or your choice of sweetener), cardamom powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until the sweetener is completely dissolved.
  4. Simmer the Ragi Milk:

    • Allow the ragi milk to simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more milk or water as needed.
  5. Serve:

    • Once done, remove the ragi milk from heat and let it cool down a bit. Ragi milk can be served warm or chilled, according to your preference.


  • For added nutrition, you can include dry fruits like chopped almonds or cashews while simmering the milk.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, you can strain the mixture before adding the milk to remove any lumps.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.

Enjoy your nutritious and delicious ragi milk!

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