Millet/Raagi malt powder

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With ragi malt, you can make a glass full of healthy drink. It can keep you energized. Drink ragi malt at any time of the day. Ragi malt is said to work as a body coolant.

Ragi malt powder can be made ahead and stored in a air tight container for later use.

Health benefits of Millet/ragi:

Benefits of malt:

Malting characteristics of finger millet are superior to other millets. On malting theย vitamin-Cย is elaborated, phosphorus availability is increased, digestion is easier and amino acids are synthesized. In south India, the malted ragi flour is extensively used in preparation of weaning foods, instant mixes and beverages.

Yields-1cup (6-8servings)
Preparation time-5 minutes
Roasting time-10 minutes


  • Ragi flour/millet flour-1cup
  • Badam/almond-8-10
  • Cashew nuts-6-8
  • Pistachio-4-5
  • Cardamom-2num
  • Stevia/fruit sugar-1tbsp

For malt drink: (serves-1)

  • Ragi malt powder-1-2tbsp(adjust as per thickness preferred)
  • Any Milk of choice-1cup
  • Water-1/2cup
  • Saffron strands-a generous pinch (soaked in 1-2tbsp of warm milk)

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  • Dry roast ragi flour for few seconds on a medium low flame or until the raw flavour goes off. Allow it to cool a bit.
  • Now combine all nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachio), cardamom in a blender and ground to fine powder.
  • Add roasted ragi/millet flour, fruit sugar and wizz once to combine well with ground nuts.

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For the malt:

  • Combine water and milk in a heavy bottom saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Meanwhile in a small cup, mix ragi malt powder in 2-3 tbsp of milk to make sure there are no any lumps.
  • When the milk comes to boil, reduce the heat to low and stir in the raagi malt mixture and continue stirring continuously to avoid burning.
  • Let it boil for 3-4minutes- as it slightly thickens turn off the flame.
  • Stir in saffron โ€“milk mixture and serve hot or cold.
  • (Malt may tend to get thicker as it cools down if so add some milk before serving)

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  • Raagi malt powder can be stored in an air tight container for upto a week or two or store in a refrigerator upto a month
  • Sweetness can be adjusted as desired.
  • Fruit sugar/stevia can be substituted with sugar candy/jaggery or any sweetener of choice.
  • Combination of nuts can be personalised.



About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 8, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. I didn’t know malt is made from millet, I love it and drink it all the time. This is a wonderful healthful drink.

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  2. It sounds nice and nourishing, around here one cannot get millet flour, but if I wanted to make it then I probably would put millet into a grinder and mix it well, that would make the flour I guess. Lovely post.

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  3. This is such a lovely post dear.healthy and yummy. I have all the ingredients and going to try this right now.

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  4. lovely share Chitra! I love raagi and have used it only in puddings so far.

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  5. Very healthy recipe…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Healthy and yumm tooโ˜บ

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  7. I am taken aback to those days my amma used to prepare similar ragi malt for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe Chitra!

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  8. Healthy healthy and health is wealth ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. One of my drink.. Never added saffron to malt..will try ur version C:-)

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  11. Liked it a lot. Healthy stuff.

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  12. Linda Fernandes

    Woooooow just refresh the memories our mom use to gave when we were kids and after delivery baby as her mum say the wound heal faster with millet drink.

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  13. I grew up drinking these and prepared the same for kiddo too. Such a healthy drink naa..

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