Ragi Kara Kozhukattai

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the millets that is rich in iron and calcium. It is one of the popular millets and can be made into a variety of dishes like semiya, dosa, adai or biscuits. We usually make Ragi adai or ragi dosa at home. I love savory kozhukattais, so wanted to try one with Ragi. It turned out well. 🙂

It can be made for breakfast/dinner or can be made just as a evening snack.

Let’s see how to make this simple and healthy dish


Makes : 16Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25 mins
Ragi flour1.5 cups
Rice flour1 tbsp
Green chilli(finely minced)2
Grated coconut1/2 cup
Mustard1 tsp
Bengal gram1 tsp
Split urad dal1 tsp
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Asofetida1/4 tsp
Curry leaves10
Salt3/4 tsp
Water2 cups
Oil 1 tsp


  • Finely chop the green chillies. Mix Ragi and rice flour together and keep it ready.
  • Heat a kadai/pan, add oil followed by mustard, split urad dal, bengal gram, cumin seeds, asofetida, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add water, salt and bring it to a boil.
  • Now, add the ragi flour to the boiling water and stir well.
  • It will immediately thicken. Add the grated coconut and switch it off.
  • Let it cool completely and knead the dough by applying oil on your hands.
  • Now, take small portions of the dough and make it into kozhukattai shape. You can also shape them into balls.
  • Arrange them in a idli plate or a steamer and steam them for about 10 mins.
  • Serve hot with chutney of your choice!!
– You can also add small coconut pieces instead of grated coconut.
– Don’t steam the kozhukattais for long as it will become hardened.

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