Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ragi Kali Recipe-Kezhvaragu Kali-Keppai Kali

Keppai Kali/Ragi Kali is a nutritious meal and very popular among the rural folks of Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, it is known as ragi mudde. Ragi mudde is made without using rice, which I will share it separately. I love traditional healthy recipes and this is one of my favorite ragi dish. Today we will learn how to make Tamil style ragi kali following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Ragi Kali-Kezhvaragu Kali

Ragi Kali-Kezhvaragu Kali

Ragi Kali-Kezhvaragu Kali

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Ragi
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Ragi Flour - 1/2 cup
   Cooked rice - 1/2 cup
   Water - 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup
   Salt - 1/4 tsp
   Sesame oil - 1 tsp

   Ghee/clarified butter - 1 tsp (optional)


Bring water to boil in a heavy bottomed vessel or cooker, add salt.

boiling water for ragi kali

Add a tsp of oil and cooked rice. By adding oil, there is not much wastage. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the rice becomes slightly mushy.

ragi kali recipe

Add ragi flour and cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat. Do not mix. The water will cover the flour and cook it.

how to make ragi kali

After that, remove from heat and mix it vigorously with the back of a thick wooden ladle. Make sure there are no lumps or dry flour. Sprinkle hot water and cook again for another 4-5 minutes on very low heat.

ragi kali with rice

Transfer the mixture to a vessel. Dip your hands in water and make orange sized balls out of the mixture. If the kali is well cooked, it will not stick to your hands.

Keppai Kali-Tamil style

Enjoy Tamil Nadu style Ragi kali, piping hot with sambar or any kuzhambu. It tastes heavenly if you top it with a tsp of ghee and have it with hot sambar or kulambu.

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  1. Instead of adding raggi flour directly, can I mix with warm water and then add to avoid lumps??

  2. Can u please share ragi mudde receipe also.

  3. Hai Padhu,

    I tried many of your recipe,among them kali is perfect one and I like it very much

  4. Is there a recipe version without rice for this ?

    1. You can do the same without rice also. Follow the same method.


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