Ragi / Muthari Kaachiyathu ( Finger Millet Drink)

           The theme for this month’s Muslim Food Blogger’s challenge is “Ramadan Memories”.  I am sharing Ragi/ Muthari Kaachiyathu, which is one of my nostalgic childhood Ramadan Iftar dishes. My mom used to prepare this in two different forms-either drinking consistency like this or thick kurukku type with sliced bananas….


100 gm muthari/ ragi/ finger millet
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 cups of water
sugar as required (add to your taste)
1 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of salt
3 shallots, sliced
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisins
1 1/2 tsp ghee


  1. Wash and soak ragi/ muthari in water for 3-4 hours . Drain it and then grind it in a blender adding enough water to a smooth paste.
  2. Strain it to a saucepan through a sieve and then add water and sugar and stir continuously at low flame.
  3. Keep stirring and when the mixture starts thickening, add the coconut milk , cardamom powder and a pinch of salt ,mix well and bring it to a boil. Switch off the flame.
  4. Heat ghee in a small pan and add the sliced shallots and cashew nuts and fry till brown. Add raisins and fry it till puff up.
  5. Switch off and pour this tempering into the muthari kaachiyathu and keep it covered for 5 minutes. Stir well and serve warm…



  1. I like it that you make it from scratch… I would go the easier way of using flour! Hehe… it is a very filling drink for Ramadan, I make it for Iftar once in a while… 🙂

  2. Yum! My mil makes it most of the days for breakfast or dinner when there is no one home. It is the best nutritious warm drink! I never tried making from scratch and flour never gave me mil's taste. Lovely share dear!

  3. I am glad to see this recipe as I too have a version of finger millet drink. Only difference is the addition of coconut milk in yours. Ragi or finger millet has amazing health benefits and a cooling effect during the fasting month.

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