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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ragi Biscuits | Finger Millet cookies

Ragi Biscuits
Finger millet also known as ragi, kelvaragu. Finger millet is rich source of Iron, calcium, fibres, proteins and other essential minerals. Ragi is easy to digest and helps in losing weight. Ragi has more fibre content when compared to maida, so it is very healthy and digests easily.This Kelavaragu biscuit will be very crispy and goes well with evening tea. Please check below for step wise instructions and pictures for preparing Ragi biscuit | Finger Millet Cookies.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :               15 mins
Ready in :                  25 mins
Yields:                        9 pieces.
Ragi Biscuits

Finger miller flour / Ragi flour 
1/2 Cup
All purpose flour / Maida
1/4 Cup
Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup
Unsalted butter
52 gms - 4 tbsp
Baking powder
1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease the baking pan with butter or line it with parchment paper. Mix ragi flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar.Bring the unsalted butter to room temperature. Add vanilla essence to butter. Add the mixed dry ingredients( ragi flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar) to butter.

    • Using hands, mix all the ingredients and make  soft dough.  Take a fraction of dough and make a ball the size of lemon.

    • Flatten the balls. For garnishing purpose, add a cashew in middle of each cookie.  Arrange it in baking pan leaving 2 inch gap.

    • Bake in oven for 12-14 mins or until the edges are golden and fairly firm to touch. Transfer it to cooling rack and allow it to cool.
    Ragi Biscuits

    • Use exact measurements.
    • Use centre rack of oven for baking
    • Adding cashews is optional.
    • Allow the cookies to cool down completely otherwise it will crumble.
    Kelvaragu biscuit | Ragi biscuit | Ragi cookies | Finger millet biscuit | Finger millet cookies


    1. looks fantastic,perfect for tea time.

    2. Love your creativity and love this healthy version of cookies.

    3. easy to make healthy biscuits at home.. great idea dear...

    4. this is soo healthy an option !!! loved it.

    5. Wow, super healthy and lovely ragi biscuits. It one way to make our kids eat ragi. Thankyou verymuch for sharing Nithya. I will try your ragi biscuit and let you know.

      1. Sure priya.. Try and let me know the results...

    6. Very good recipe. Nice to see person like you using "forgotten crop" like millets and posting for public benefit. I appreciate your effort &please develop more recipes using millets.


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