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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Karnataka Special-Ragi Mudde video

Ragi Mudde or the steamed ragi balls...Hmm never heard of it before??Well some might have heard it.Karnataka people will sure know this...rite?.

I can introduce this as most powerful healthiest and easiest meal of Karnataka.Hardworking farmers in hot sun usualy eat Ragi Mudde and soppu saaru(spinach sambar recipe) for their lunch.This gives them a lot of energy to continue their work and refreshes their tiredness.

For those who don't know,let me list some of the benefits of this wonder crop-ragi.

Rich in fiber and helps lower cholesterol level.

Ragi is rich in calcium and makes your bones strong.

Very good source of iron and helpful for anaemia patients.

Good source of protein.

Good for migranes and diabetic patients as it controls blood sugar.

This nutritious grain is well suited for pregnants and kids.

Lets come back to ragi mudde recipe.

Here is what you need

2 3/4 cup Ragi flour
3 1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ghee
thick bottom vessel
wooden stick                                                 


                                              Part 1 -Adding Ragi flour to boiling water with ghee   

Part 2-Turning the wooden stick to form lump free smooth dough
Part 3 -Shaping the mudde

Here is how to do

Ragi mudde is very easy to make but you have to pay a lot of attention to get a lump free smooth well done mudde.

1)Lets add water  and ghee to thick bottom vessel and when it starts to boil add ragi flour little at a time.

2) Place the wooden stick in between and try to push the ragi flour down so u don't see any dry  flour on top.

3)Leave it for 4 min on medium flame.

4)Now comes the patience job.You have to use the wooden stick to turn around,back and forth for atleast 2 min till you get lump free smooth mixture without dry flour.

5)Lets close the mixture 3/4th not fully and allow it for 2-3 min in medium flame.

6)Scoop out the mixture and dip your hands in cold water frequently while making round shaped balls.Handle with care.Usually the round ragi balls are made when hot and ate when hot.

 Serving suggestion Before u eat ,make a hole in the middle ,add a teaspoon of ghee and pour spinach sambar around or mixed veg sambar.

How to eat:-)
Yes ragi mudde has a special way to eat.
1)Take a bite size piece.Press it in sambar,turn around press again.Now pressed mudde alond with sambar is swallowed interesting rite?yes you don't chew,you swallow!Once you get hang of it,u will be addicted to it.



  1. Shwetha madam - Looks yummy!! You have a good collection....I will prepare a list of priorities!! BTW...I too make some good items!!

    1. Hi Sudeep,

      Thanks a lot for your precious comments!waiting for your priority list...

  2. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!