Ragi Ambali is a traditional summer drink from Karnataka.It is a nutritious thirst quencher.Ragi is gluten free source of protein which helps weight loss as well.It is also good source of calcium. Consumption of ragi enhances your resistance power.This nutritious drink reduces body heat during scorching summers.
Today I will be sharing a recipe i have learnt from my grandmom and mom.
Recipe for Ragi Ambali:
1 Tbsp Ragi Flour
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Buttermilk
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander
A pinch of hing / Asafoetida
1/4 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds roasted and powdered(Optional)
Boil the water in a wide bottom pan. Add 2 Tbsp warm water to the ragi flour and make smooth paste without any lumps.Add this paste to the boiling water and keep stirring so that there are no lumps.Keep it on medium flame for 2 mins and switch off the stove.Allow this mixture to cool / Once it reached room temperature mix buttermilk,salt,fenugreek powder ,Jeera powder and Asafoetida. Garnish with Chopped Curry leaves and coriander leaves and serve .
15 thoughts on “RAGI AMBALI (SUMMER COOLER)”
I love to gulp a glass of this during summer. My all-time favourite.
I could see how this would be perfect for the summer! I’ll have to look for Ragi flour. What else do you use it in?
Thank you .I am Glad you liked the recipe.Apart from Ragiflour I have used buttermilk ,Roadted cumin powder,Asafotida and salt.
perfect summer drink.. wonderful share..
Never tasted this drink.. will get the ragi flour and try it
Glad to hear that Mamta.You can email me the pic at [email protected].
An interesting drink Preethi. I’ve used ragi flour to make porridge but not a cooling drink like ragi ambali. Will give this flavourful, full of spices drink a try.
This ragi ambli is something we enjoy every day but avoid it in the rains. So healthy and delicious and definitely filling. Love the use of curry leaves Preethi will add them to ours next time.
Ragi is a magic millet and I simply love this buttermilk version of ragi kanji . Perfect coolant for hot summer days
I’ve hardly ever used ragi flour, though they do have it at my local Indian supermarket. Now I have a delicious looking recipe to try with it. I can’t wait!