Finger Millet Sweetdish (Nanchne Duddalli / Ragi Manni) Without coconut

nanchne duddalli with milk

Finger millet duddali is usually prepared with coconut especially in coastal areas where coconut is grown and used in cooking. Since many people do not like to use so much  coconut or want to make this very quickly, here is a easy method.
The result was also good. In both of these recipes, one can use molasses (liquid jaggery) in place of solid jaggery to make the duddali more tasty.

1 cup finger millet (Raagi)
1 cup jaggery
2 cups milk
1/2 tea spn cardamom powder

Soak Finger millet in water for about 2-3 hours. Remove it from water and grind it in a mixer along with 2-3 cups water. Filter the mixture using a clean and thin cloth. Allow the solution to settle for 2-3 hours. Discard the water standing above. (or just use raagi powder directly and soak it in water).
Cook the paste in a thick bottom pan after mixing it with milk and jaggery. Go on stirring it till it is cooked. Mix cardamom powder and pour it in a flat plate coated with ghee. Allow it to cool. Cut it with a knife coated with ghee to the shape and size of your choice. Serve.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

PS: Just like the coconut version, you can add cooked chana dal and cashew pieces if needed.


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14 thoughts on “Finger Millet Sweetdish (Nanchne Duddalli / Ragi Manni) Without coconut”

    1. Its awesome . more tasty if you use coconut milk instead of milk and very very healthy as jaggery and raagi used . Specially this dish more often prepared in summer for cool and soothing experience.

  1. Hello Varada
    Thanks for the finger millet recipe.
    I’ll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it 🙂
    If you don’t mind, can you submit your finger millet sweetdish nanchne duddalli ragi manni without coconut photo in ?
    It’s a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you’d like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  2. Thanks a bunch. I tried all the duddali recipes. My 15month old son loves it a lot. Tandla duddali was a big hit.

  3. I bought some whole ragi last year without thinking about what I could do with it. Thanks to your recipe I can now use it! Looks like very nutritious sweet – will try to remember to make it this weekend.

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