Ragi (Finger millet) Cookies

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How about some healthy ragi cookies with the goodness of clarified butter (Desi ghee) and coconut sugar. I had to come up with these as I wanted my son to eat different kinds of flour. Ragi is millet and is rich in minerals. Roasted Ragi flour has a slight nuttiness, and we loved it.

These soft and crumbly cookies will remind you of ‘nankhatais'(Indian butter cookies). They are a perfect companion to our evening tea and are well received in the kiddo’s lunchbox. One medium-sized cookie is quite filling. These cookies are delicate, so bake them in the middle rack at 160 degrees for slightly longer than regular cookies.

I had fun shooting with these last weekend morning. I had to bribe and beg my family to cooperate with me. Kiddo was a big help; he was patient as he had to wait for the shoot to finish before taking a bite.

I hope you do enjoy making these cookies as much as I did. 

Recipe of Ragi (finger millet) cookies
Photo of Ragi (finger millet) cookies

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Baking Time : 10-12 minutes
No. of cookies 10-12


  • Ragi flour 120 gms
  • Whole wheat flour 120 gms
  • Coconut sugar 100 gms
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) 120 gms
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  • Almond flakes 1 tbsp


  1. In a mixing bowl, pour all the ingredients except the almond flakes.
  2. Mix till well combined, and when you press the mixture, it holds shape.
  3. Add a little more ghee if needed. Roll into the desired shape and top with almond flakes.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Let them cool on a wire rack before storing them in an airtight container. 


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