Raab is a warm healthy drink perfect for winter as well as summer known as a remedy to strengthen the immune system.

Ingredients :

1/4 cup ragi flour (finger millet flour)

1 cup water

1 cup buttermilk

To temper:

1 tsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp jeera

2 nos red chillies (broken)

A small sprig of curry leaves


In a pan add ragi flour. Roast it for 2 mins, no need for the color to change and all. Now add water.

Whisk it well so that there are no lumps. Now start cooking, cook in low flame. First it will start to thicken here and there so keep stirring to avoid lumps. Use a whisk.

Cook until it forms a thick pudding like consistency. See it will look shiny like this. Switch off.

When it starts to thicken switch to a laddle and keep stirring. Keep cooking low flame and keep stirring continuously.

Prepare buttermilk by mixing water with curd, make a thin buttermilk. Transfer the ragi mixture to a mixing bowl and let it to cool completely. Then add buttermilk to it.

Whisk it well. Adjust consistency according to your preference. We like ours a bit thin.

Get ready with the tempering ingredients. Heat oil in a tadka pan and add the tadka ingredients, let it crackle. Now transfer it to the porridge.

Add salt and mix well. Serve as such or you can strain and serve.

Note : You can increase or decrease the level of spices according to your taste buds.

Variations : Use any millet flour or wheat flour.

Dry coconut flakes can be used.