Ragi cake recipe

Benefits of ragi or finger millet

Ragi is extremely healthy and nutritious grain. It is also called as finger millet. Benefits of consuming ragi are countless. Ragi has higher amount of fiber. This fiber helps in keeping the stomach full for longer time. This is the reason why ragi is recommended in breakfast. It helps in decreasing the frequency of appetite, thus also contributes in losing weight.

Ragi flour is rich in protein content. Those who are stick to vegetarian diet in everyday life, ragi is a great source of protein.

Ragi also have many antioxidants present it. These antioxidant helps to fight with various bodily infections and reduces the risk of cancer.

Why ragi cake recipe?

Cake is the most demanded and popular dessert. Children just love eating cakes. Whether it is birthday, anniversary, or ceremony, cakes are in the most demand. But are these worth eating!? These cakes are prepared majorly from refined flour, which is extremely unhealthy to body and adversely effects functioning in longer term. Not only refined flour, refined oil, refined sugar, artificial color, added preservatives and more make it more vulnerable to disease.

That is why, we are here with recipe for healthy cake. Not only healthy cake recipe, but tasty cake as well. I consider this recipe as one of the best cake recipe. Thus, there are multiple much healthier varieties of cake to eat. Healthier options include ragi cake, wheat flour cake, and so on. These alternatives are not merely healthy but one need not compromise with taste as well.

Here i have prepared ragi cake and i have also provided the recipe on how to make healthy cake with ragi. Ragi is much healthier than any other flour available in the market. It has higher protein and nutrients contain in it. It also does not have gluten in it naturally. Thus, it is high time to switch to much better version of cake knowing its health benefits.

Eggless ragi cake recipe

Since most of the people do not prefer using eggs in cake and are vegetarian, so here is the eggless recipe of cake. Eggs are not essential for baking cake. Role of egg in cake is for fluffiness but even in absence of egg, baking soda works well in making a fluffy and soft cake. But in case eggs are essential in any recipe, one can substitute it with curd. Curd works as a rising agent, but also add a sour taste to the recipe.

Some common queries

Can ragi be mixed with milk?

A. cooking ragi with milk hinders the absorption of iron from finger millet due to which it is not recommended to mix two of them. Yet if one wants, ragi and milk can be used together depending on choice.

Does ragi increases weight?

A. No, ragi is known to help in losing weight. Ragi flour is high in fiber and protein which keeps the tummy full for longer time. It is lower in fatty content. Thus, helping in losing weight.

What are the side effects of Ragi?

A. Ragi helps to fight infections of the body. It is good to diabetic patients and also reduces the risk of cancer. Thus, there are no as such side effect of ragi. If a person feels any side effect of consuming ragi, he/she may consult doctor as body type varies.

Is ragi cold or hot ?

Ragi is mainly a winter food. It can be eaten in winters in the form of chapati, malt, etc. It keeps the body warm. It has various nutrients and beneficial contents which has the ability to keep the body warm. Due to this reason ragi is majorly consumed in winter in various forms.

Can i eat ragi everyday?

Yes! Ragi is has no gluten in it and is extremely healthier than any other flour. Thus, whole wheat chapati can be substituted with chapati prepared from ragi. Ragi can also be consumed in form of ragi malt in breakfast. It is ideal for those aiming at losing weight. Gym goers should also consume this. Working men and women can also include ragi in their breakfast for working longer time.

Does ragi reduce belly fat?

Ragi naturally has lower fat content in it which helps in losing weight. It also has much higher fiber content as compared to rice. Ragi has more dietary fiber. Thus, consumption of ragi helps in losing fat of bellies. Consuming ragi guarantees full and filled stomach for longer time. It prevents from frequent appetite helping further in reducing belly fat.

What is ragi good for?

  • Ragi is good for diabetic patients
  • cools down body
  • extremely healthy and good option for meal in winters
  • Helps in losing weight
  • protects body from various infections
  • high in fiber and protein
  • Prevents skin from ageing
  • Ragi has loads of calcium content in it
  • Good for women’s health
  • Prevents from diabetes
  • Keep the digestive system happy and bodily functions smooth
  • It also prevents colon cancer
  • Ragi keeps the body and mind relaxed
  • multiple recipes can be prepared with ragi

Does ragi cause constipation?

Consuming grains including ragi or millet, sometimes led to constipation and other issues like bloating. This happens due to immune reaction of body to these grains. Inclusion of ragi in the diet may cause immune reaction which further leads to issues like bloating and constipation.

List of recipes from ragi flour

Thus, it can be seen that how much is ragi beneficial for our body and for maintaining health.

Recipe for ragi cake

Chosing ragi flour

One can purchase ragi grains from market. Then the further process goes on as follows:

  • Make sure there are no stones in the grain. Wash them properly and soak them in clean water for 24 hours. Rinse them well and sun dry them till they are dried completely. Now grind them well and store it.
  • One can also purchase ragi or millet flour directly from the market.
For flour :
(measurement of butter, sugar,etc will not be the same as flour):
1 cup = 128 grams
1/2 cup = 64 grams
1/3 cup = 43 grams
1/4 cup = 32 grams
  • Preparation time- 15 minutes
  • baking time – 40 minutes
  • Total time – 55 minutes
  • Serves – 4

Ragi cake recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Rishika


  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Ragi/finger millet flour
  • ¼ cup powdered mishri or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder 
  • ¼ tsp baking soda 
  • ¼ cup condensed milk(optional)
  • ¼ cup butter 
  • dry fruits of your choice
  • 1.5 cup milk

Steps for making cake


Dry mix

Step 1: In a bowl take whole wheat flour 1/2 cup, 1/2 cup ragi flour, powdered mishri 1/4 cup, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and seive them well.Sieving the ingredients well ensure if there are no lumps.

step 2: Keep the dry mix in a side.

Wet mix

Step 3: In another bowl, mix 1/4 cup condensed milk and 1/4 cup butter.

Step 4: Now, add to the mixture 1/3 cup milk and mix it well. Again add 1/3 cup milk and make a lump free batter.

Step 4: At this stage, take the bowl of dry mix and add wet mix in 2 batches, one by one.

Step 5: Prepare lump free batter. Add more milk as per requirement.

Step 6: Take a baking tin and apply butter evenly to avoid sticking. Place a butter paper in it properly.

Step 7: Pour the batter in greased tin and tap it twice.

Step 8: Top the batter with chopped dry fruits of your choice.

For baking ragi cake recipe with oven

Pre-heat oven at 200 degree C, for 10 minutes at toast mode. And bake it for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree C. To check if cake is done, take a tooth pick or knife and insert it. If it comes clean, it is done.

For baking ragi cake recipe without oven
  • On a gas flame, put a deep pan and put some salt or sand in it.
  • Spread the salt evenly.
  • Put another stand over the salt.
  • cover it and allow it to pre heat for 10 minutes at high flame.
  • After 10 minutes, place the tin inside pan and cover it.
  • Allow it to bake for 30-40 minutes at low to medium flame.
  • Once done, allow it to cool.

Some do’s and donts’

  • Condensed milk is optional. In case condensed milk is not used, add 2 tbs more powdered mishri or brown sugar.
  • Milk is not recommended as such with ragi, so one can add any plant based milk or hot water.
  • Jaggery can also be used in cake but then the taste will vary.
  • Pre heating is essential.
  • Time of baking may vary depending on oven.


Why to risk your health with unhealthy cakes when recipe of healthy ragi cake is here. Healthy as well as tasty are the two key needs people search for, and i guarantee to provide people with both. Thus, keeping in view the health benefits of ragi flour and this easy and yummy cake recioe, one should must try this at least once. Ragi is extremely healthy for our body and functioning of various organs of our body. Ragi is especially good for digestive system and keeps the tummy happy and fit.

Also read : Veg puff patty whole wheat

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