ragi halwa recipe, nachni halwa recipe
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Ragi Halwa

Ragi halwa is a sweet dessert made from ragi flour, ghee, sugar and milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


For ragi halwa

  • ½ cup Ragi (nachni flour or finger millet flour). I used organic ragi flour
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup Hot milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar, I used organic sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder

For garnishing ragi halwa

  • 6 to 7 Almonds - slivered or chopped finely
  • 6 to 7 Pistachios - slivered or chopped finely


  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Then add 1/2 cup ragi flour.
  • Keep stirring the flour for 3 to 4 mins on low heat. The mixture will bubble
  • When the mixture starts bubbling, add 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Stir very well.
  • Then add 1 cup of hot milk. The milk has to be hot. So heat the milk separately in another pan.
  • Continue stirring the ragi halwa, till it starts thickening.
  • Soon the mixture will start leaving the edges of the pan. Now sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  • Switch off the flame and transfer the ragi halwa to a serving dish. 
  • As the ragi halwa cools, it will thicken more. Garnish with chopped dry fruits. 
  • Serve ragi halwa warm or at room temperature.


1. If the ragi halwa looks dry then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of hot milk.
2. You can also add jaggery instead of sugar. Add jaggery as required.


Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 455mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 349mg | Iron: 2.5mg