Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe - Healthy Ragi Kanji/ Porridge Recipe

The Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe is a healthy and high energy food. Also known as a Ragi kanji or porridge this recipe is packed with nutrition and taste and is essential for a healthy body and mind and great for weight loss also.

Swathy Nandhini
Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe - Healthy Ragi Kanji/ Porridge Recipe
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Sweet Ragi malt recipe is an age old traditional healthy drink prepared in Indian homes. It is also known as Ragi Kanji or porridge and is packed with nutrition and taste.

Did you know Ragi is rich in calcium, helps in weight loss, has a high fiber content, battles anemia, reduces blood cholesterol and also regulates blood sugar levels. Because of its low glycemic index, it helps reduce food cravings and slows down absorption of starch, thus helps in regulating the blood sugar for diabetic.

If you like this Ragi Kanji recipe, then you can try out more ragi recipes below.

  1. Ragi Halwa Recipe
  2. Ragi Almond Soup Recipe
  3. Healthy Ragi Energy Balls with Strawberry Recipe
  4. Ragi Malpua with Rabri Recipe

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


2 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons Ragi Flour (Finger Millet/ Nagli)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Meal (Badam Powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • Saffron strands , a pinch - optional
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee , or butter

How to make Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe - Healthy Ragi Kanji/ Porridge Recipe

  1. To prepare Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe, melt ghee in a saucepan and add the ragi flour to it. Roast it well on a medium flame until it changes color and gives the aroma of roasted flour.

  2. Then reduce the flame and pour water to the roasted flour. Keep whisking continuously and you will begin to notice it will start to thicken.

  3. At this stage pour the milk and keep stirring well ensuring that there are no lumps in the Ragi Malt.

  4. Add jaggery, cardamom powder, saffron and almond powder to it. Cook in medium flame until the Ragi Malt/ Kanji becomes little thick like porridge. Once done, turn off the heat and serve.

  5. Serve Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe as a healthy power packed breakfast or a mid afternoon snack to keep your body strong and healthy.

Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe - Healthy Ragi Kanji/ Porridge Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens