Spicy Ragi / kezvaragu/ Nachni porridge

Ragi porridge we can make in different ways. I always prefer spicy version. This porridge is diabetic friendly and excellent option for weight loss. Today I am going to give you the basic recipe in which you can add your own spices, buttermilk, rasam, sambar, chutney etc.

You can have this porridge without adding any of this also.

Let us see how to make this.

Preparation time approx 10 minutes.


2 tbsp ragi powder.

Around 2 to 3 cups of water.

1 tsp any oil.

1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( optional)

1/2 tsp jeera.

Chopped green chillies

1 tsp chopped or grated ginger

1/4 tsp asafoetida

2 small round red chillies

Few chopped curry leaves.

Salt to taste.


Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When it started crackling add jeera saute for few seconds. Add asafoetida, chopped green chillies,red chillies, ginger, curry leaves. Saute well . Add 2 cups of water. Add salt and let it boil.

Mix ragi powder in water without lumps.

When the water started boiling add ragi mix to boiling water. Keep the stove on medium flame. Keep on stirring. Make sure lumps shouldn’t form. Add water according to the consistency of porridge. Let it boil.

Switch off the flame.

You can have this like this . If you want you can add buttermilk, rasam,or chutney any curry of your choice.

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