Ragi Savory Porridge – Breakfast Smoothie

Ragi porridge used to be our favorite summer-time lunch-time menu. During childhood days, most of the weekends, we cousins will come together at our chithi’s house, which we fondly call R9. We used to have such a gala time, playing cards, playing Kallamkai, a game with stones and watching movies. Our chithi used to cook this Ragi koozh/Porridge with rice the previous night and we all will devour it with shallots and curd the next day morning or at lunch.

But as we grew up, we forgot this humble and Nutritious porridge. Now again after so many years, i have started to have this for my breakfast. Actually during my stay in Chennai this was my breakfast everyday and sometimes i have it as my lunch with other dry curries!!! :). 

Thanks to Sangeetha Khanna for re-introducing this Nutritious Smoothie into my diet. Trust  me, this is one of those filling breakfast, that keeps you going on, on a busy day!!! πŸ™‚


1/4 Cup Ragi Flour
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1/2 Cup Buttermilk (1/2 Cup More, if needed)
handful of curry leaves
handful of Fresh Coriander leaves
1/2 a green chili
Salt to taste

  • In a heavy bottom pan add the ragi flour and water, mix well without any lumps. Take it to the stove, cook in a low flame, keep stirring , the water will be absorbed and it will start turning to a thick porridge.  Turn off the heat when it comes together as thick-gooey mass.Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Take the cooked porridge in a blender jar, add yogurt,1/2 Cup buttermilk, green chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt.
  • Blend together, to get a smooth liquid, If you feel it is too thick, add another 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk and Blend it frothy. 
  • Serve it tall glasses and call it a smoothie, or as a porridge in bowl and get your very own froth mustache!!! πŸ™‚
  • You can Cook the Ragi the previous night and refrigerate or keep it  @ room temperature and make smoothie the next day. 
  • The Fermented ragi is even more tasty and also high in Nutrition. This is the way My Mom and her mom make ragi porridge.