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Ragi puttu recipe

Ragi puttu recipe a healthy breakfast using ragi flour.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed
  • 3 tbsp coconut
  • 3 tsp jaggery syrup or any sweetner
  • a pinch cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp ghee


  • Measure and add ragi flour to a pan, dry roast for  3 mins until its slightly becomes coarse and sandy in texture.Add salt to it.
  • Mix well, add water little by little for a breadcrumb like mixture.
  • When you hold with your palm it should hold together but when pressed it should easily crumble.This is the right stage.Transfer the ragi mixture to a  steamer.
  • Steam cook for 10-12 mins, you can see the slight color change.I used a white cloth for steaming, placed it inside the steamer then added ragi mixture.You can use your idli plate for steaming too.Instead you can use the kuzha for making puttu too.Now transfer it to a mixing bowl.Add ghee.
  • Add cardamom powder and jaggery syrup or any sweetner of your choice.Add grated coconut.
  • Mix well.You can serve it as such or fill a bowl base with coconut first.
  • Add cooked puttu over it, press well and flatten it.Invert to the serving plate and serve.This is just for serving purpose.
  • Serve hot or warm with banana and cane sugar.


  • You can use any sweetner of your choice.You can even use cane sugar.
  • Do not add more water the puttu will become hard.Do not steam for more time than mentioned.