Jhiva For Life: Ragi/Finger Millet Round Up

JFI: Ragi Event Round Up

When I chose ragi (a.k.a Finger Millet) for JFI I didn’t expect my inbox to be flooded with so many healthy recipes. Some of these ragi recipes are traditional, some very modern. There is something for everybody, so there is no more excuse for not using this healthy grain regularly. I thank my food blogging buddies for their enthusiasm in participating in this event and making this a grand success. Now let’s check the recipes.

The recipes have been classified under various categories:

8Miscellaneous Ragi Recipes

DK's Sprouted Ragi Flour
DK's Sprouted Ragi Flour

DK's Sprouting Ragi
DK's Sprouting Ragi

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  1. Hi usha,
    yes this is made with “ragi huri ittu” in karnataka. The flour is available in shops,readymade, these days..My mother-in-law adds grated coconut along with it..My son loves it. We call it it chocolate balls instead of using the word ragi 🙂 Kids love it..

  2. Does any one know of a wonderful, sinfully rich ragi snack made with
    puffed ragi flour? Whole ragi is first roasted till it pops like
    corn (arlalu or flower-ragi aral mavu)and then ground fine.
    The flour is mixed with a lot of ghee and either jaggery or sugar and
    some hot milk and made into small-fist sized balls. The stuff was
    delicious. I realize that it probably doesn’t do much for weight loss
    but I remember my mother making this as a special treat for us young

  3. With all those ragi recipes I don’t know where to start! What I do need to know is where do I find whole ragi! I have googled the subject visited about ten different Indian Grocers and most don’t even carry the flouer let alone the seeds! Please some one get me in touch with a supplier of red findermillet whole seed supplier!

    Thanks with hugs Vona.

    Vona, whole ragi is not available in the US but ragi flour is available in almost all the Indian grocery stores.

    • Well thanks for confirming what I sort of guessed! As Ragi is used here for erosion control and as ornamental plantings I don’t see why they wont let us have whoe ragi to eat!!!

      Hugs Vona

  4. I love your site and would like to know if can you send me a link to your Indian diabetic recipes or organize them in your site under a link so several of my friends and their parents can benefit from them?

    Thanks Shree. Will do something about it.

  5. I have been having a hard time finding raji. Found one bag that said it was wheat and something else but I have no idea as I knew it was supposed to be finger millet! I would also like to find whole finger millet so that I can do sprouting!

    I live in Worcester MA USA and i hope this signs me up for your newsletter!

    Hugs Vona

  6. hi madhu,

    hope everything is okay with you?…not heard for a long time now, hope everything is ok

    I’m fine Vani. Thank you so much for your concern. Will be back soon

  7. Hi Madhuram
    It’s been almost 3 weeks that you didn’t post anything. Hope everything is ok.

    Take care

    I’m fine ABC. Thank you very much. I’ll write to you.

  8. wow.. that is a lovely roundup,.. never knew we can bake so many things with ragi… have bookmarked it for my reference..

  9. What a wonderful variety of ragi recipes!
    Thanks so much for hosting the Jihva event so beautifully, Madhuram. I wanted to but I couldn’t participate in JFI because of busy and Flu-sick January. Sorry for that.

  10. OMG Madhu..that is one beautiful round up..you do such a lovely job..I am raiding your blog now ok..:)..beautiful posts and so much efforts put in!

  11. What a great timing Madhuram..inspired with post on BC on Ragi , I too got a huge pack of ragi flour just to try out some dishes with it..this round up saved me from googling around..one place stop for experimenting the new flour..Now don’t I love you for this !

  12. Whoooooooaaaaa…!! I have never imagined in my wildest dreams about so many recipes with ragi!!! wonderful round up Madhuram!


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