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Ragi Pakoda, Kongunad Special Ragi Pakoda Recipe

Recipe for crispy Ragi Pakoda. A Kongunad special recipe made with Ragi, peanut and veggies. A perfect snack for tea time. Ragi Pakoda recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 cup ragi flour
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon fried gram (pottukadalai)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 34 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil / sunflower oil to fry


  1. Take a mixie and add in the roasted peanuts and roasted fried gram. Grind it to a coarse powder. Set aside.
  2. Take a bowl and add in the Ragi flour and the ground powder. Add in a teaspoon of oil and mix well to combine.
  3. Add in the salt and the veggies. Mix well with hands.
  4. Sprinkle with water. Be cautious not to add too much water. Just sprinkle water and start mixing.
  5. Add water little by little and mix until all the flour is moistened.
  6. The dough should not be too wet. It should be just moistened and not dry.
  7. If you take a small piece of dough and press in your palm, you should be able to form a ball. The dough is ready.
  8. Heat oil in a kadai until medium hot. Add a small piece of the dough to check if the oil is ready. The oil is ready if the dough floats immediately to the top. If not wait for a minute more. Add in small pieces of the dough to the oil when the oil is ready. Cook on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove and drain the pakoda on a paper towel. Serve hot.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu