Ragi Malt ~ Finger Millet Drink

At times, a lot of sadness engulfs the heart and the mind. Unnecessarily, unknowingly, catching me off guard. Being the month of Ramadan, I am trying to create and thrive on a lot of positive thoughts but at times, I do break and as human, it is normal. Somehow, I am reminded of this Hadith today:

There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.

[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

At times, we need to continuously keep reminding ourselves that we do a lot and leave a lot for the sake of Allah. Maybe things may not show as of now, but InShaAllah during the course of time, it becomes visible but not necessarily in this world. A detailed description of the above Hadith can be found in this link, for those who would be interested to read. 🙂


During Iftar, we normally make something to drink right after breaking the fast. Normally, it is the Tharikanji, but now I am trying more varieties into it. At times, I make oats, or Kooka Kaachiyathu and sometimes even the Paal Vaazhakka in a more flowing form by adding some water. Now I have discovered that the men are starting to like this version of a nice filling drink that I am already putting it into my list to make it at least a couple of times before Ramadan ends. Raagi or finger millet is well known for its benefits, and personally I never liked it before till I tried making this malt, and I must say I am hooked. The only other way I would use raagi was to make this puttu, but now I have found one more way to use it! Hopefully I will try to use it more into my cooking – hopefully, that is! Hehe… Off to the way this healthy drink is made…




Ragi Malt ~ Finger Millet Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp raagi finger millet powder
  • 1 tbsp almond powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • Sliced almonds for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients except the honey in a saucepan. Mix well and bring to cook on low flame till the mixture boils.
  • Since raagi takes some time to cook, cook till it gets done.
  • Switch off the flame and add the honey. Whisk vigorously till well combined.
  • Pour into mugs, garnish with almonds and enjoy!


The almond powder is optional. You can skip it but it gives a nice flavor to the drink.
You can sweeten the drink with sugar, brown sugar or grated jaggery - the choice is yours!
You can even make this with part coconut milk instead of milk.

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  1. Healthy drink , love the glass

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. I love ragi malt. Looks delicious! Feel like grabbing it from the screen 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi… 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  3. Beautiful clicks dear and love that glass.. this is such a healthy drink..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  4. Loved it rafee…. This time daylight worked in favor of ur clicks….

    1. Thank you so much Febina…

  5. healthy and filling drink..loved that glass

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  6. this looks soooooo yum, i cant say more. Would love to try this some day. Yum Yum Yum!
    I love the reflection on glasses 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… 🙂

  7. easy and healthy drinks to boost the body

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  8. Healthy drink..lovely clicks..

    1. Thanks a lot Shabbu…

  9. We usually make this with just jagerry ,milk and ragi fresh ground. I have to say first pic is really beautiful.U need to note the exact place, time and what ever is on the back and shoot more in the same spot. :))

    1. Thank you so much dear for your comments… it matters really a lot! 🙂

  10. Wonderful presentation rafee.Love the cute glasses.Healthy drink .

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  11. healthy and filling drink.. Perfect start for the day

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  12. I second Meena,loved the first click..and there is a great change in pics,Rafee..way to go dear..yummy and healthy drink perfect to break the fast !

    1. Thank you so much Julie… your comments matter a lot!

  13. I like this ragi malt, I was looking at video making this ragi malt for iftar, You made it superb.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  14. thats so healthy n delish.. loved the glass n the clicks…

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  15. Such a nice and healthy drink.. a glassful would be perfect for breakfast !

    1. Thank you so much Shobha…

  16. Good one . Healthy

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  17. Raffe!! This look really delicious!!

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria… xo

  18. This is so rich and definitely filling…. I am not a big fan of Ragi though….The first click is awesome…love the glass/mug

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

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