Ragi: The Superfood for Super Ladies

In the bustling world of superfoods, one often hears about exotic-sounding ingredients with promises of health miracles. But what if I told you that one of the most potent superfoods is humble, easily accessible, and has been a staple in Indian households for generations? Enter Ragi, the unsung hero of nutrition, especially for the super ladies out there.

Why Ragi is a Superfood:

1. High in Calcium:

As we age, especially women, our bones need extra care. Ragi comes to the rescue with its abundant calcium content, crucial for bone health. Growing children also benefit from this calcium boost, laying a strong foundation for their bones.

2. Full of Iron:

Iron deficiency is a common concern, particularly for vegetarians. Ragi is a rich source of iron, making it a valuable addition to the diet, especially for women who need extra iron due to the menstrual cycle and potential deficiencies.

3. Good for Weight Loss & Diabetes:

Watching your weight or managing diabetes? Ragi is your ally. With minimal fat content and the ability to regulate blood glucose levels, it’s a smart choice for those aiming for weight loss or dealing with diabetes.

4. Easy to Digest:

According to Ayurveda, Ragi is gentle on the stomach, making it an ideal choice for people of all ages, even babies. Its easy digestibility makes it a comforting and nutritious option.

5. Rich in Protein:

For those following a vegan or vegetarian diet, getting enough protein can sometimes be a challenge. Ragi steps in with its protein-rich profile, ensuring you meet your nutritional needs without relying on animal sources.

How to Use Ragi:

Don’t let the thought of incorporating Ragi into your diet overwhelm you. Here are two simple and delicious recipes that will have you reaping the benefits of this superfood in no time:

Instant Ragi Dosa


  • 1 Cup Ragi
  • 1/2 Cup sooji or rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup grated vegetables like carrot, beetroot, ginger, and onions
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 5-6 glasses of water


  • Mix the ragi flour, grated vegetables, chilli, and curry leaves with water, Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Your instant dosa mix is now ready to use!
  • You can make dosa on a tawa (flat frying pan) by spreading the batter on it.

Ragi Porridge


  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 10 pitted dates


  • Mix the ragi flour with water and heat it, Cook on low heat. The mixture will thicken, and turn a bit glossy.
  • Remove from heat. It will thicken further as it cools and also changes colour.
  • Take a portion (say 1/4 cup) of the cooked ragi mixture in a mixer-grinder, add pitted dates and blend well.
  • Next, add milk and blend to combine.
  • Pour into serving glasses.

Incorporating Ragi into your diet doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple recipes, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits of this superfood while delighting your taste buds. Here’s to the super ladies embracing the power of Ragi for a healthier, happier life!