Apr 11, 2012

Eggless Ragi Cookies / Finger Millet Cookies - Eggless Cookies Recipes

When we kids my grandma used to make ragi porridge several days in a week for breakfast. As a kid I hate ragi, somehow I don't like the colour as well as the texture of that porridge. My aunt used to make ragi dosa for my uncle who is a diabetic patient.  I love that dosa, it is not the instant kind which I posted in this blog, She makes the dosa by grinding urad dal and fermenting it. It stays so soft and the flavour was so good.

I love cooking with ragi because I know it is so good for me and contains lots of vitamins in it. Ever since I started using ragi in my cooking, I always make dosa,adai or something like that. But lately I discovered that ragi can be used in baking too, since I came across a cookies which I ate in one of my nearest bakery, So when I searched online I found this awesome recipe and immediately gave a try and the result was mind blowing. It didn't taste like ragi which you must have had before..It was rich chocolaty and purely yummy. The cool thing in this recipe is, it is EGGLESS. So any one can enjoy it..

I hope you will try this out and let me know if you have any doubts.

Recipe Source: Lite Bite


Ragi Flour / Finger Millet Flour - 1 cup / 120 gms
Cornflour / CornStarch - 1 tblspn
All Purpose Flour / Maida- 1 tblspn
Cocoa powder - 1 tblspn
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 gms
Butter - 113 gms / 4 ounces / 1/4 pound
Curd / Yogurt - 1 tsp or adjust it accoridingly
Baking powder - 1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 190°C / 380°F.

Take Ragi flour in a pan and dry roast it for couple of minutes till its raw smells goes away. Remove this to a bowl and let it cool down completely.

Add cornflour, maida, baking powder and cocoa to ragi and mix well.

Now take butter in a sauce pan and melt it down. Add sugar and curd to the cooled butter and mix well.

Pour this over the flour mixture and mix well..Form into a soft dough.

Divide the dough into equal balls and flatten it slightly and arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray.

Take a tooth pick and press some impression over the cookies.

Bake this for 10- 12 mins. Remove this on to a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.

Store in a airtight container.

take all your ingrediants
roast ragi flour

add it to a bowl

add cornflour
and cocoa
and baking powder
mix well
add sugar to melted butter
add some curd
pour that in this
mix well
and form into a dough
divide into equal portions
using a toothpick and make slashes
like this
Done done
cool down


  1. Nice recipe dear..looks healthy n delicious!

  2. Nice way to make a healthy cookie.. even i used to have the porridge :)

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  3. Healthy and yummy..This is a treat for kids Aarthi..
    I loved your new header...That one is illustration ? Too good.!

  4. Awesome cookies, made it healthy with ragi flour..

  5. Healthy and perfectly baked cookies !!

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  6. Nice ragi cookies :) Healthy snack!

  7. these look really good..and so moist..especially for an eggless version!


  8. Difficult to believe these are eggless. Thanks.

  9. Hi, Have you used salted butter or unsalted one?

  10. Hi Aarthi,
    Can i use MILK instead of butter???

  11. @RadhuNo sorry...You cannot, but you can use oil

  12. Can I use powdered sugar instead of normal sugar....n plz tell me measurement..

  13. Plz reply....I m waiting for ur reply....I love ur recipes n I have tried many of them n all turned out to be good...

  14. @bhavini heniyaYes u can use powdered sugar, use same amount

  15. Can i skip baking powder??

  16. Hi aarthi, why to add curd? In cakes we add curd to get cakes fluffy. But why in this cookie?

  17. @Madhucurd in this recipe will make it soft

  18. Hi Aarthi,
    Can I skip coco powder? If yes, should I substitute that with something else to adjust the quantity of the whole mixture

  19. Why that prepare flour is bitter?

  20. @Anonymousi think u have added too much cocoa

  21. @Anonymousskip the cocoa and add more of the ragi flour

  22. Hi Mam, what is the measurement of butter in a glass(how much glass of melted butter). Thank u

  23. Hi, I tried it , while baking in oven the cookies got spread , every cookies got joined with each other, it spread all over the baking sheet. Why this happened?

  24. Hi, I tried this recipe 2 times. In both times while baking all balls of the dough got spread throughout the baking sheet. Where it gone wrong? Plz help

  25. @Anonymousi think u must have added too much baking agent

  26. hii , can i make these on stovetop by placing them on non stick dosa pan ?

  27. can i make these on stove top on dosa non stick pan by greasing it with butter ?

  28. Hi aarthi I have tried many of your recepies especially i learnt baking reading and seeing your blog I tried this tagi cookies and i tell you it was a blast and everyone loved it my daughter and her friends emptied it like anything. Your brownie with wheat flour was really brillaint. You have a great cretivity and love for cooking. Expecting more recepies from you dear. All the very best.

  29. hi.. can we prepare other millet biscuit using same method as in ragi cookie,, how abt using panakalkandu instead of white sugar.. will panakalkandu be used as alternate for all cookie recipe..

  30. Hi Arthi, I tried but the cookie get spread pls tell what went wrong

    1. may be you must have added too much baking soda

  31. Hi, I tried this recipe 3 times. All the time it went wrong. Pls post alternate version of raagi cookies please.

  32. Hi, tried this with double the quantity of ingredients. Cookies taste great but crumble to powder when I pick up. Wondering what went wrong that they don't hold up

    1. U can add some milk to the dough and shape it into a dough. then shape it and bake

  33. Hi aarthi,
    Can I use ghee instead of butter? Is so, how much?


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