Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe

Flattened ragi millet pancakes that can served as a healthy breakfast along with your favourite chutney. You can also pack it in your Lunch Box.

Gauravi Vinay
Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe
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Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe is a simple and easy Indian flat bread recipe made with ragi, the super millet. Quick to make with pre-cooked dough and healthy, Ragi Ujju Rotti are a great breakfast and lunch box idea.

Ragi is a good source of protein and high in minerals and it is a great option for diabetics. This Ujju Rotti recipe is perfect way to include ragi in the daily meals for growing toddlers and kids.

Serve Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe along with Steamed Vegetable in Coconut and Lentil Curry or your favorite chutney like Heerekai Sippe Chutney or Kadale Chutney Recipe.

Look at the other recipes that can be created with Ragi: 

  1. Ragi Halwa Recipe | Healthy Indian Sweet Made With Ragi
  2. Ragi Santi (Ragi Rice Porridge) Recipe
  3. Ragi Kanji (Salt Version) Recipe

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Gluten Free
Equipments Used: Pure Iron Roti Tawa
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet/ Nagli)
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • Ghee , roasting
  • Rice flour , for dusting

How to make Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe

  1. To begin making the Ragi Ujju Rotti Recipe, in a medium sized vessel, bring the water to a boil in a pan with salt and oil.

  2. Lower the flame and pour ragi flour into the boiling water from a cup, pour it in the center of the boiling water.

  3. Let it get cooked on a low to medium flame untouched for 8-10 minutes without lid.

  4. Turn off the flame, take a wooden stick or a wooden spatula, run it under a tap to wet it and then mix the flour and water mixture vigorously until combined. This step must be done quickly to avoid lumps. This takes about 2 minutes.

  5. Cover for a couple of minutes and let it cool until you can handle the mixture.

  6. Drop it on an oiled surface and knead well after wetting the hands with water. Moist and freshly washed hands are required since the dough is sticky.

  7. Knead for about 5-7 minutes to get rid of lumps if any and to smoothen the pre-cooked flour.

  8. Roll the mixture into a cylinder and divide them equally. This should give you about 4 equal sized balls.

  9. Keep them covered at all times. Knead each ball for 15-20 seconds and roll it out just like regular ujju rotis using rice flour to dust. Just make sure you do it slow and steady since the edges might crack.

  10. Roll out all the balls and stack the roti one on top of another on a plate first and then start roasting them. Use a little rice flour in-between each, to avoid getting stuck to one another.

  11. Heat a Tawa and cook the Ujju Roti just like a chapati by smearing oil /ghee on both sides. Cooking will take 1-1.5 minutes on each side.

  12. Serve Karnataka Style Ragi Ujju Roti with Steamed Vegetable in Coconut and Lentil Curry or your favorite chutney like Heerekai Sippe Chutney or Kadale Chutney Recipe.