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Ragi Kolukattai (Steamed Finger Millet Dumplings)

Ragi Kolukattai

Cuisine Style: Tamilnadu ancient style | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type: Breakfast

Ragi Kolukattai is yet another healthy ancient traditional recipe. You can prepare this Ragi Kolukattai in simple easy 3 steps.

When you get bored with usual Idli, chutney sambar it’s a reliever from the boredom breakfast. How beauitiful it looks when sugar & grated coconut over the steamed kolukattai? It would taste great when you have one. Still what are you waiting for?


  • Ragi powder (Optional : dry roast ragi powder for 2 mins)-1 cup
  • Grated Coconut-1/2 cups
  • Jaggery - Lemon size
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Salt - pinch
  • Sugar - 1 tbs
  • Water- 4 cups


  • Take Ragi, grated coconut, Jaggery, pinch of salt, nice ground Cardamom in a bowl and mix well, then add water (This batter should like pic 1)
  • Take a lemon size of batter and make kolukattai (using your five fingers refer pic 2)
  • Boil for 10 minutes in a steamer (Ildi cooker or idli koppar refer pic 3i)

Ragi Kolukattai step by step pictures for reference

  • Before making dumplingsPic 1: Before making dumplings
  • Before steamingPic 2: Before steaming
  • Steamed KolukattaiPic 3:Steamed Kolukattai



  • You can serve without sprinkling of sugar and grated coconut on the steamed kolukattai


  • Here is the steps for diabetic patient
  • Take ragi powder, salt & pinch of grated coconut
  • Steam and season with mustard seed, greenchilli & curry leaves

How this Ragi Kolukattai recipe is Unique?

  • Adding pinch of salt makes it really yummy

I dont like it

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