Ragi Malt/Ragi Ambli

Ragi Malt or Ragi Ambli is a popular drink made in Karnataka during summer to hydrate and cool down bodies. It is made using ragi powder and buttermilk and is a perfect drink to sip on warm summer days. Here is how to make it.

What you'll need for this:

4 tbsp Ragi Flour

3 cups Water

5 cups Buttermilk

Salt to taste

¼ tsp Roasted Cumin Powder

¼ tsp Hing

10-12 Curry Leaves

2 tbsp Onion (Chopped)

1 tsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)

1 tsp Udaram/Ugra Powder or Any Vana Natural Powder of your choice.


  1. Heat 2 and ½ cups of water in a pan.

  2. Meanwhile, mix ragi flour in the remaining ½ cups of water.

  3. Make sure their are no lumps in the mixture.

  4. Once the water comes to a boil, slowly add the ragi mixture in the boiling water.

  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid formation of lumps.

  6. Remove the pan from heat and let this mixture cool completely.

  7. Slowly add the cooled ragi mixture in buttermilk and whisk nicely.

  8. Add salt, roasted cumin powder, hing, curry leaves and onion and mix well.

  9. Add more water if the drink is too thick.

  10. Chill for a few hours before serving.

  11. Add 1tsp of Udaram/Ugra or any Vana Natural Powder of your choice and mix it well.

  12. Garnish with fresh coriander.