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ragi kheer recipe with step by step photos. a simple, quick dessert made from ragi flour (finger millet flour or nachni), milk, sugar, cardamom powder and ghee.

ragi kheer recipe

sharing one more recipe of ragi. this recipe of ragi kheer is easy and can be made in less than 30 minutes. you can even skip adding dry fruits if you want. also adding saffron is optional. ragi kheer makes for a nutritious dessert for kids. you can serve ragi kheer for breakfast or as an after meal dessert.

while making the ragi kheer, one has to be careful as lumps should not form. so to avoid the lumps in the kheer, hot milk needs to be added initially in batches, stirring very well to get a lump free kheer. if you add milk at room temperature, then lumps can form.

ragi is a healthy millet and very good for kids and women as its rich in calcium and iron. so do try to include ragi in your meals. with ragi you can make ragi ladoo, ragi halwa, ragi dosa, ragi mudde (balls), ragi porridge, and ragi malt. you can even add some ragi flour in the atta and make chapatis and rotis.

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ragi kheer

4.34 from 3 votes
ragi kheer is a sweet dessert made with ragi flour (finger millet flour), milk, sugar, cardamom powder and ghee.
ragi kheer recipe, nachni kheer recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Course:desserts
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1.5 tablespoons ragi flour (nachni or finger millet or red millet flour)
  • 1.5 cups hot milk
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 5 to 6 cashews (kaju) - whole or chopped
  • 2 to 3 pistachios (pista) - sliced or chopped finely
  • 2 to 3 almonds (badam) - sliced or chopped finely
  • 5 to 6 strands of saffron (kesar) - optional
  • teaspoon of cardamom powder (chotti elaichi powder)

INSTRUCTIONS

boiling milk

  • firstly heat 1.5 cups of milk in a thick bottomed pan till it comes to a boil. 
  • keep the hot milk aside.

making ragi kheer

  • then in another thick bottomed pan or kadai, heat one tablespoon of ghee.
  • reduce the flame. add 1.5 tablespoons ragi flour.
  • saute and stir continuously. soon the ragi flour will release its aroma. it takes about 2 to 3 mins on low flame. stir continuously so that the ragi flour gets roasted well.
  • now add 2 tablespoons of hot milk. overall we have used 1.5 cups of hot milk for the kheer, but the hot milk needs to be added in small batches.
  • after adding 2 tablespoons of hot milk, keep continuously stirring so the ragi flour combines well in the milk, the mixture should be smooth and lump free.
  • now add more 2 tablespoons of hot milk, continuously keep stirring. ensure that there are no lumps formed. we need a smooth mixture for the kheer. now pour the rest of hot milk and stir well.
  • add ¼ cup of sugar and stir well.
  • add chopped cashews, pistachios and almonds.
  • sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom powder. add 6 to 7 saffron strands.
  • mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 mins on low flame. you will see the ragi kheer thickening.
  • the kheer will start bubbling & rising. keep stirring the kheer.
  • the ragi kheer has to be of medium consistency. after 1 to 2 mins switch off the flame.
  • you can serve ragi kheer hot or warm or chilled as a dessert or breakfast. 
  • do note that on cooling, the ragi kheer will become thick. once the kheer has come to a room temperature, then refrigerate.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
ragi kheer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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how to make ragi kheer recipe

1. firstly heat 1.5 cups of milk in a thick bottomed pan till it comes to a boil.

milk for ragi kheer recipe

2. then in another thick bottomed pan or kadai, heat one tablespoon of ghee.

ghee to make ragi kheer recipe

3. reduce the flame to a low. add 1.5 tablespoons ragi flour.

ragi flour for ragi kheer recipe

4. saute and stir continuously. soon the ragi flour will become aromatic. it takes about 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame. stir continuously so that the ragi flour gets roasted well.

ragi flour to make ragi kheer recipe

5. now pour 2 tablespoons of hot milk. we have overall used 1.5 cups of hot milk for the kheer, but the hot milk needs to be added first in small batches. after adding 2 tablespoons of hot milk, keep continuously stirring so the ragi flour combines well in the milk, the mixture should be smooth and lump free.

milk for making ragi kheer recipe

6. then add more 2 tablespoons of hot milk. continuously keep stirring while adding the milk. ensure that there are no lumps formed. we need a smooth mixture for the kheer.

milk for ragi kheer recipe

7. now pour the rest of the hot milk and mix very well.

milk for preparing ragi kheer recipe

8. next add ¼ cup of sugar and stir well.

sugar for ragi kheer recipe

9. add 5 to 6 cashews (chopped), 2 to 3 pistachios (chopped) and 2 to 3 almonds (chopped).

dry fruits for ragi kheer recipe

10. sprinkle ⅛ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making ragi kheer recipe

11. add 6 to 7 saffron strands.

saffron for ragi kheer recipe

12. mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 mins on low flame.

preparing ragi kheer recipe

13. you will see the ragi kheer thickening.

making ragi kheer recipe

14. the kheer will also start bubbling and rising. keep stirring the kheer.

making ragi kheer recipe

15. ragi kheer has to be of medium consistency. after 1 to 2 mins switch off the flame.

making ragi kheer recipe

serve ragi kheer hot or warm or chilled as a dessert or for breakfast. do note that on cooling, the nachni kheer will become thick. once the kheer has come to a room temperature, then refrigerate.

ragi kheer recipe, nachni kheer recipe

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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12 comments/reviews

  1. Hi.. I just saw your ragi kheer recipe.. Can we add jaggery instead of sugar.. Expecting a reply from you4 stars

  2. Ya he liked n ya its a simple recip but wen we thinkanythin diffen nothin strike me but finally i ende with this app

  3. Thank you very much. Have tried a couple of your recipes…all turned out well. Hopefully my 2 year old likes the ragi kheer I made…
    Good luck to you and everyone at home. Please keep on uploading yummy food recipes.4 stars