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


Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and yum cookies

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious cookies.

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe dear..looks healthy n delicious!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and delicious cookies..

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome cookies, made it healthy with ragi flour..

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and perfectly baked cookies !!

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RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice ragi cookies :) Healthy snack!

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy cookies

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

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


the mad said... Best Blogger Tips

Difficult to believe these are eggless. Thanks.

ina said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Have you used salted butter or unsalted one?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@inaUnsalted one..

Radhu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

bhavini heniya said... Best Blogger Tips

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

bhavini heniya said... Best Blogger Tips

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...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can i skip baking powder??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousno u need baking powder for this

Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Madhucurd in this recipe will make it soft