Saturday 9 May 2020

Ragi kozhukkattai / Finger Millet Sweet Dumplings

This recipe is my entry to the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni.  The theme for month of April is "Millet Magic".The theme was suggested by our fellow blogger Aruna of Vasusvegkitchen. I have paired with Seema Doraiswamy Sriram of MildlyIndian and the ingredients given by her are jaggery and cardamom. I have suggested her millet flakes and green chillies. She made yummy Methi mattar millet flakes upma with the given ingredients. Do check her blog for more yummy recipes.

 I love to try recipes using Ragi / finger millet; high fiber, gluten free and calcium rich millet!

As I have already post idli, dosa, adai and pakoda  recipes using ragi; this time I want to try a sweet recipe.  This Ragi Kozhukkattai is tasty, steamed evening snack suitable for all ages.  It is one of the special Nivedhyam / Prasadham served during Ganesha Chathurthi for Lord Ganesha.

Try it and give your feedback!

15 min
25 min
Recipe for  Ragi kozhukkattai / Finger Millet Sweet Dumplings
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
Yields: 10 to 12 pieces


Ragi powder / finger millet powder - 1 cup
Moong dhal - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup


Dry roast moong dhal till the colur changes and aroma comes. Add water and allow to cook in a pan / pressure cooker, till it becomes soft and firm not mushy.

In the separate pan, mix jaggery and water. Boil till the jaggery melts and filter to remove impurities if any.

Dry roast ragi flour, till aroma comes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut, cardamom powder, drained moong  dhal and jaggery water.  Mix it for a soft dough.

When it is warm, grease your hands with oil and take a lemon sized ball in your palm & press it with your fingers to get the impression. Repeat it with the remaining dough.

Arrange the kozhukattai in the idli plates and steam for 10 to 15 minutes or till they turn glossy.

Once it done, switch of the gas and serve warm!


  1. This looks Super awesome. Steam snack that can be eaten guilt free. Loved your recipe.

  2. Adding cooked moongdhal to sweet kozhukattai is new to me..... Thank you for sharing this recipe.......

  3. This steamed kozhuakkattai looks healthy and yummy and a perfect snack for kids.

  4. What a lovely recipe! A steamed snack that's absolutely delicious and healthy too, plus a sweet treat as well. I'm surely going to try this out. :)

  5. What an interesting recipe Poornima using ragi. Looks so healthy and its steamed, making it even more tempting to try.

  6. such a healthy Kozhukattai with ragi flour.. so tempting ...

  7. Steamed dumplings of ragi sound very healthy and nutritious ! They look tempting too !

  8. These look so delicious. Kozhukkatai with ragi flour is something which i never imagined. Loved the idea.

  9. Ragi kozhuakkattai looks very delicious, healthy, tasty and easy to prepare it. Adding coconut surely added good taste to it. Will try this ragi kozhuakkattai soon.

  10. A completely new recipe for me. Loved this guilt free sweets. Coconut and jaggery wow I can imagine the taste. These steamed sweets are a healthy treat for kids and adults both.

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  12. Lovely kozhukottai with ragi. I too love using ragi, must make this sometime. Innovative one.


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