Ragi Porridge

| March 16, 2013 Comment

ragi porridge

Ragi Porridge is a nutritious and filling breakfast that can be made in minutes. Start your day right with this healthy breakfast. Ragi (red millet) is full of iron and protein and a healthy food to include in your vegetarian or vegan diet.

Ragi flour is available in Indian grocery stores or online.

Servings: 2-4
Cooking Time: 5-7 minutes


  • 1 cup ragi flour
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 green chilli, slit and halved
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp carrots, grated
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves), finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Place the grated carrots in a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle some water and cover and steam in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Remove and let cool.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and fry until they start to pop.
  3. Add the green chillies and saute for a few seconds. Add the turmeric and chilli powders along with salt and 1 tbsp cilantro leaves. Add 5 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
  4. In the meantime, add a little water to the ragi flour and make a thick paste (of pouring consistency), adding a little water at a time, and smoothing out any lumps.
  5. When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and pour in the ragi paste slowly, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the raw flavor is gone.
  6. Add some more water to the ragi porridge if needed to get the consistency you want.
  7. Serve the ragi porridge immediately in a bowl. Garnish with steamed carrot and cilantro, and a dash of lemon or lime juice.


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