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Ragi Halwa

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Adjust Servings:
½ cup ragi (organic ragi is recommended)
4 tbsp ghee
¼ cup sugar
1 cup hot milk
¼ tsp cardamom powder
7 almonds finely chopped
7 pistachios finely chopped

Nutritional information

39.36 g
8.63 g
10.11 g
381 mg
24 mg

Ragi Halwa

  • Sweet
  • Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



When one thinks of health and weight loss, one thinks of ragi! Ragi is known for its mind-blowing benefits, and millet is great for your family’s health. When made in the usual, boring way, it is difficult for you to persuade your family into eating it. So you can make this wonderful and tasty recipe of ragi which will have your family drooling over it. You can make it for dessert and see the ragi disappearing from the table! This ragi halwa is a cuisine of Karnataka which is healthy and tasty that you’re going to stick to this one for a pretty long time.

Health Benefits

The amino acid called Tryptophan in ragi curbs the appetite thus giving a feeling of fullness. The fiber present in ragi is more than fiber present in any rice or grain. Hence ragi is great for weight loss.  It contains high amount of calcium and increases bone health and also prevents bone erosion in adults. Ragi lowers cholesterol considerably by preventing the blockage of blood vessels thus even reducing the risk of stroke and other heart diseases.

Ghee has a high smoke point and is packed with fat-soluble vitamins. It’s free of lactose and casein and contains conjugated linoleic acid. Ghee is rich in butyrate and has a strong, buttery flavor. Ghee strengthens your bones and promotes healthy weight loss.

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How to make Ragi Halwa

  • Heat the pan and add ghee.
  • Add the ragi and keep stirring for five minutes.
  • As the mixture starts bubbling, add the sugar.
  • Stir well. Add the hot milk to the mixture and stir continuously so that no lumps are formed.
  • As the mixture thickens, sprinkle the cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Your halwa is ready.
  • Transfer the halwa to a bowl and keep it in the microwave to maintain the warmth.
  • Garnish the halwa with almonds and pistachios and serve hot!


  • It takes almost 21 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.
  • Ragi’s plant can withstand severe drought and heavy rainfalls as well!
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