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Ragi Ka Atta: Finger Millet and Its Wholesome Recipes

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Ragi Ka Atta is a widely consumed flour special by the people of South India. Ragi (Finger Millet) is a wonder grain for weight loss. Let's explore what exactly ragi flour is and why it's so beneficial.

What do you eat every day? Does your diet primarily consist of dishes made from flour?

In Indian households, flour isn't just an ingredient, the heart of the kitchen. Mornings are incomplete without a thin and crispy dosa or soft and fluffy idlis. Lunch must have rotis paired with curries and vegetables. Dinner time demands sweet indulgence like ladoos.

Have you ever thought about the nutritional value of the flour you are using?

Regular wheat, rice, and maida flour have fewer nutrients and may lead to spikes in blood sugar levels and contribute to weight gain. But, there is a high protein fiber-rich alternative for it called ragi. If you follow the diet routines of fitness influencers you must have noticed that there are a lot of mentions about the health benefits of ragi. Ragi ka atta is fiber-dense, gluten-free, and nutritious flour packed with calcium, good carbs amino acids, and Vitamin D. This versatile millet has different names across India. In the southern regions of Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi, it's known as "ragi."  Travel north to Himachal Pradesh, and you'll hear it called "kodra."  In Odisha, it's "mandia," while Maharashtra calls it "nachni."

There are various varieties of ragi ranging from yellow, white, red, brown, tan, and violet colour. Ragi ka atta is used to make roti, dosa, puddings, idli, ragi ke ladoo, etc.

Health Benefits of Ragi Atta:

Iron Rich: A natural source of iron and thus a boon for people having low haemoglobin. It also works for people having anemia.

Weight Management: The high amount of dietary fiber combined keeps the stomach full for longer and prevents unwanted cravings. This in turn leads to minimum appetite and weight loss.

Strong Bones: The calcium, phosphorus and magnesium content gives strength to bones and teeth. Consume it to repair muscle tissues and grow hair faster.

Gluten-Free: The mini grain is a nice option for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease. It assists in managing gluten sensitivities.

Nirvana Organic Himalayan Ragi ka atta is sourced locally and stored with eco-friendly packaging. Experience the sheer delight of taste with these marvelous recipes made from ragi atta.

Ragi Atta Recipes 

  1. Ragi Atta Halwa:


  • 1 cup Ragi Atta
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 cup jaggery or sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish


Heat pan, pour ghee and put over medium heat.

Add Ragi Atta and roast until it turns golden brown.

Boil water and add jaggery or sugar. Mix and make a syrup.

Add Ragi Atta to the syrup. Stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Cook until it thickens.

Add cardamom powder for flavor and mix well.

Turn off the gas and let it cool.

Garnish with chopped nuts.

  1. Ragi Atta Ladoo:


  • 1 cup Ragi Atta
  • 1/2 cup powdered jaggery
  • 1/4 cup ghee.
  • Cardamom powder.
  • Chopped cashew nuts.


Heat the pan with ghee, Add Ragi Atta and roast it for 5 minutes on low flame, keep this aside. 

Hear the pan with some ghee roast cashews and keep them aside.

Heat the pot with water and jaggery and stri until jaggery melts.

Once the jaggery is melted, turn off the shove.

Strain the jaggery syrup and let it to room temperature.

In a large bowl, take the ragi flour mix, roasted cashews and cardamom powder, jaggery syrup and some melted ghee and mix everything well.

Make small balls with your hands.

Ragi ladoos are ready to serve.

You can store it in airtight containers.

  1. Eggless Ragi Atta Cake:


  • 1 cup Ragi Atta
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Melted butter ½ cup
  • Salt


Take a bowl, add ragi flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Now mix it with adding vanilla essence, butter, and milk one by one. Mix it until everything combines.

Take a baking tray, apply melted butter all over, and dust it with cocoa powder.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool. 

Unmold the cake and garnish it with roasted almonds or cashews.

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