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Story/History of recipe

Muruku is one of the famous Indian snacks originally from Tamil Nadu. Though a basic type of muruku is made with two main ingredients which is rice flour and urad dal it is an interesting dish that can have many varieties by adding in different ingredients. One of such is ragi muruku. Both ragi and muruku have traditional values in South India.

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The following are the ingredients needed to prepare a quantity of around ten ragi muruku,

  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup 

Before starting the preparation, it is optional to dry roast ragi flour and rice flour separately in low flame only until the aroma kicks in. 

  • Roasted urad dal flour -  1/4 cup 
  • Cumin seeds or white sesame seeds or both as per your preference - 1/2 teaspoon (each) 
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or ghee - 2 teaspoon
  • Water to mix the dough 
  • Oil for frying.

Preparation Steps

  1. Take a large bowl, add the three flours - ragi, rice and urad dal, cumin seeds or sesame seeds, chilli powder, asafoetida, salt and butter. Mix them well. 
  2. Now add water little by little and knead the contents into a smooth dough. 
  3. Once the smooth dough is ready take the muruku mould, grease them with ghee and fill it with the dough. 
  4. Take a pan, add enough oil to deep fry and let it heat at a medium flame. 
  5. Once the oil is hot, squeeze the dough in the twisted round shape of muruku into the pan. For beginners, to get a better shape you can squeeze the dough on a plate or spatula first and then drop it into the oil. 
  6. While it is frying, flip the ragi murruku so it is evenly cooked. 
  7. As the ragi is naturally brown in colour be cautious while you deep fry and make sure you do not over/under fry it. 
  8. Once the sizzling sound and bubbles stop you can take it out and transfer it to a plate. Hot and crispy ragi murruku is now ready to eat. 

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 334 cal    
  • Protein  -   14.2 g  -  28%
  • Carbohydrates -   58 g -  19%
  • Fiber  -  6 g -  21%
  • Fat   -  14 g -  70%
  • Cholesterol  -    0 mg  -  0%
  • Vitamin A  - 10 mcg  -   4%
  •  Vitamin C -  1.8 mg  -  2% 
  • Calcium  -   6 mg  -  1%
  •  Iron  -   3 mg - 17% 
  • Potassium - 176 mg  -   4%
  •  Sodium -  74 mg -  13%
  • Dietary fibre is rich in ragi which reduces the risk of diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders and ensures a healthy gut. 
  • As it is also naturally gluten free it will be helpful to add ragi to your regular diet for weight loss or weight control.
  • Ragi is rich in protein and as a cereal crop, ragi has the highest amount of calcium and potassium. This makes it very helpful in improving bone, teeth and muscle health, while potassium can maintain blood pressure. 
  • Antioxidants in ragi play a part in protecting the body from heart disease and cancer.
  • Urad dal is also very rich in protein and minerals.
  • The iron content in urad dal can increase the energy levels.   
  • Cumin seeds help with good digestion.


  • India is one of the largest producers of ragi in the world.  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the leading producers in India. 
  • Overall there are around five hundred varieties of millets classified under major and minor categories. Ragi that is, finger millet comes under the second category of millets - minor millets.
  • Shilpa Shetty celebrated World Food Day 2020 with a ragi and urad dal dish and has mentioned about the nutritious value and importance of ragi. 
  • While usual ragi dishes that are eaten as staple food in many parts of India are common such as porridge, roti, idli, dosa and many more and ragi murruku is an interesting healthy snack option.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • Ragi muruku is a perfect snack for kids helping them to be energetic and healthy.
  • A quantity of two per day can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • You can have this savory along with tea or coffee.

Eat along with:

  • This can be eaten alone as it is or along with savories/snacks.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • People who are diagnosed with thyroid are advised to avoid ragi or it is better to consult your doctor before you consume.
  • As it is a deep fried snack consuming too much can affect your health.
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