ragi ladoo recipe, nachni ladoo recipe
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ragi ladoo

This is a quick, easy and tasty ragi ladoo made with three ingredients - ragi, jaggery and ghee.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 14 to 15 ladoos
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1.5 cups Ragi flour (nachni or finger millet flour) or 210 grams ragi flour
  • ¾ cup Organic powdered jaggery Or 140 grams powdered jaggery
  • cup Ghee Or 65 to 70 grams ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder Or 3 to 4 green cardamoms (choti elaichi) - crushed in mortar-pestle


roasting ragi flour

  • Take 1.5 cups ragi flour in a kadai or a thick bottomed broad pan.
  • Keep the pan on a low flame or sim and begin to roast the ragi flour. You have to stir often while roasting the flour so that there is even roasting.
  • Roast till the color changes and you get a nice aroma from the ragi flour. About 6 to 8 minutes on a low flame. 
  • Timing will vary with the material, size and thickness of the pan. I used a steel kadai which does not have a thick bottomed base, thus it took me just 6 minutes to roast the ragi flour.

making ragi ladoo mixture

  • Then add 1/3 cup ghee in the flour. The ghee will melt.
  • Begin to mix the ghee with the flour.
  • Keep on stirring and roasting this mixture for 5 to 7 minutes more. Again here timing will vary with the material, size and thickness of the pan.
  • Do check the taste of the ragi flour and you will get a crunchy taste. There should be no rawness in the taste. It took me 5 minutes to get the roasting done at this step, due to the steel kadai I used.
  • Then switch off the flame. Place the pan down.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder and add 3/4 cup jaggery powder. You can also grate a block of jaggery and then add. You can use powdered sugar instead of jaggery, but add sugar as per taste.
  • Begin to mix very well.
  • Break the tiny lumps of jaggery if any with the spoon or spatula.

making ragi ladoo

  • Let this ragi ladoo mixture become warm, then mix everything again very well with your hands and break small lumps if any with your hands.
  • Take a portion of the mixture and shape into ladoos. 
  • If you are unable to form ragi ladoos, then add a few tablespoons of ghee, which is at room temperature. Mix again very well and begin to shape the ragi ladoos.
  • Make ladoos this way with all of the mixture.
  • Store ragi ladoo in an airtight jar or container. Serve them as a sweet snack.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1.1mg