Easy Ragi Sankati recipes : Kritunga restaurant special

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Ragi Sankati or muddha or as ragi sangati, Rayalaseema ragi sangati is a perfectly steamed finger millet ball that melts in your mouth. With a high nutritional value and scrumptious taste, this dish is a staple for many in the regions of Andhra and Karnataka. If you want to know the health benefits of the Ragi Sankati recipe, this article is for you. But before that, let’s dig into its roots. 


Finger millets were originally cultivated in the African regions of Uganda and Ethiopia. The first traces of ragi consumption in India were found in the Harappan civilization’s archaeological excavations. It’s amazing how food and cultures transcend, right? 

Time, ingredients and Requirements for Preparation of ragi sangati

Secret recipes are not to be revealed, but we really want you to try this masterpiece. It takes around 25 minutes to make the Ragi Sankati recipe. 

1) First and foremost, add half a cup of washed rice to a heavy bottom vessel and let it simmer. 

2) Once it is cooked, add finger millet flour and salt. Salt is completely optional. 

3) If the quantity of water left in the vessel is less, make sure you add some as ragi flour still needs to be cooked. 

4) Over medium heat, stir the ingredients until they are perfectly combined. 

5) Now turn off the heat and let it cool for about 5 to 10 minutes 

6) Separate the mixture into three portions

7) Dip your fingers in water and make a ball out of each portion. Be careful; it can still be hot. 

8) That’s it, very soft and tasty ragi balls are ready to serve. 

Do try this Ragi Sankati recipe at home. If you are an amateur cook, we advise you start with smaller proportions. Usually, Ragi Muddha is made solely with finger-millet flour in Karnataka, but the Rayalaseema recipe also includes rice flour and stands as the lighter option among the two.

Pairing it!

Ragi Sankati recipe tastes amazing with a side of Natukodi Pulusu. The spicy chicken curry on one side and the subtle flavour of ragi on the other side is an ultimate treat! For vegetarians out there, you can pair it with brinjal curry, dal, or any other gravy curry. Don’t forget to add some ghee on top; it just accentuates the flavour even more. 

Ragi sangati benefits

Not only does Ragi Sangati have a pleasant taste but also numerous health benefits. Read further to know more about it. 

Enriched with protein 

Ragi is the finest source of protein comprising cysteine, methionine, tryptophan, and amino acids. They ensure the healthy functioning of muscles and bones and aid in making hormones and enzymes. 

Source of vital minerals 

Ragi is a rich source of iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Calcium and Phosphorous are essential for healthy teeth and bones and mitigate the risk of Osteoporosis. Ragi has natural iron that can help anaemic patients and people with low haemoglobin levels. 

Controls Diabetes 

Ragi is an abundant source of polyphenols and dietary fibres when compared to wheat, rice, and maize. The low glycemic index helps reduce your food cravings, thereby keeping your sugar level in control.

Antimicrobial factors 

Finger millets supposedly act against certain bacteria and help you stay fit and healthy. Some bacteria they fight against include Bacillus cereus, which causes food poisoning, Staphylococcus aureus, which causes skin and tissue infections, etc. 

Rejuvenates your body

Research confirms that Ragi helps in dealing with conditions like depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The presence of antioxidants such as Amino Acids and Tryptophan are natural relaxants. 

If you want to try the authentic kritunga ragi sangati, there is no better place than Jagavis Kritunga restaurant. We are located in several places in Hyderabad. Do come and explore all the special delicacies of Rayalaseema. 

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