Ragi Sweet Adai

This sweet Adai is made with Ragi, jaggery powder, grated coconut and raisins. You can also try this Spicy Ragi Adai.

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Ragi Sweet Adai

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This sweet Adai is made with Ragi, jaggery powder, grated coconut and raisins.


  • Ragi flour – 1 cup

  • Jaggery powdered – 1/2 cup

  • Coconut grated – 1/2 cup

  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raisins – a handful

  • Ghee – 4 to 5 teaspoons


  • In a bowl, dissolve jaggery in two cups of water and bring to a boil. Once the jaggery is fully dissolved, strain it and return it to the stove.
  • Allow it to boil, then reduce the heat and slowly add in the ragi flour, stirring continuously until it thickens. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • In a teaspoon of ghee, fry raisins and coconut gratings for a few seconds, then add to the ragi dough.
  • Add cardamom powder as well.
  • Grease your hands with a bit of ghee and knead the dough until it is soft. Divide the dough into four orange-sized balls.
  • Heat a skillet and flatten each ball with your fingers until it is a thin round.
  • Place it on the skillet and pour a teaspoon of ghee around it.
  • Cook each side for a few seconds, then remove.


  1. These recipes sound fascinating – but, for a western cook, hard to understand without a glossary.
    Also, it would be great to have consistent quantities – what weight of jaggery to 2 cups (American cups? 8fl.oz.?) of water?
    Many thanks

    • Hi Mary,

      Thank you for visiting our website and writing. I will try to include glossary. But for the quantity, in Indian cooking, we mostly use only hand measurements like one pinch, one handful etc. We use same size cup or bowl to measure the ingredients. Sppons also approx. However wherever I mention cup it is the american cup (we get it along with rick cooker in USA).

  2. what else can be done with ragi grain. Other than idly every thing is given with flour. I have ragi grain. will you please say some recipes with ragi grain? Thank you

  3. Do you Raagi Koozhu recipe as well?

  4. Really nice ,I want to try.I like all ur dishes.keep going

  5. Hi, made this sweet ragi adai for breakfast today. Its very tasty. Only trouble…my son dont like raisins. But, as i assumed its good to accompany raisins with ragi for better digestion, i prepared as mentioned. He, my son found difficult to swallow raisins. He hates its jelly like texture with sweet and sour taste! Is there any other idea to add raisins unlike as in wholes ?

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