Ragi Soup for Toddlers and Kids


Today I bring to you the ragi soup for toddlers and kids.

Anyone heard about ragi soup? This is one of my most recent eureka recipes when thinking β€˜what to do with my sprouted ragi flour other than usual chapathi/idli/dosas’.

ragi soup

Soups are always everyone’s comfort food regardless of age. I am a soup lover. I follow my own standard method for preparing most of my soups by just changing the vegetables or adding in any greens πŸ™‚

You can refer to the 7 healthy soups for babies and kids.

I had this ragi soup for my dinner mixed up with one spoonful of cooked brown rice. I must say that it turned out to be such a yummy soup.

This ragi soup can also be used as side dish for dosa/ idli/chapathi or even rice for kids. Its best for kids with all the nutrients loaded. I use this as side dish for dosa and rice for Rithvik. He eats with a happy happy face with big open mouth.

You can also refer to the step by step preparation method for sprouted ragi flour at home for your baby.

How to make ragi soup for toddlers and kids?

Heat oil or butter in a pressure cooker and saute garlic, ginger and onions. Add the tomatoes and vegetables sauteeing continously. Add paneer along with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.

Add the required amount of stock or stock. Meanwhile mix ragi flour in water without any lumps. Add this to the cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Add milk and boil the soup. Add coriander leaves and serve it warm.

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Ragi Soup for Toddlers and Kids
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Serves: 2 to 3 cups
  • Sprouted ragi flour (or normal ragi flour) – 1.5 tbsp
  • Water – ½ cup to mix ragi flour
  • Vegetable stock (or water) – 1.5 cups
  • Paneer cubes (optional) – 5 - 6
  • Big onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Potato (optional) - 1
  • Carrots – 1
  • French beans – 8 to 10
  • Frozen corn/peas (or fresh peas) – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 2
  • Ginger – an inch piece
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil/Butter – 1 tbsp
  1. Heat oil/butter in a pressure cooker, add crushed ginger, garlic, chopped onions and saute till the onions become transparent
  2. Add tomato, chopped vegetables, frozen vegetables and saute for a minute
  3. Add the paneer cubes along with turmeric powder, pepper powder and required salt
  4. Add vegetable stock (or water)
  5. Mix ragi flour in water in a separate vessel without forming lumps and pour this to the cooker
  6. Close the cooker with whistle and cook for 3 whistles
  7. Once the pressure releases naturally, open the lid
  8. Add milk and boil the soup for 1or 2 min
  9. Switch off the flame, and garnish with coriander leaves , adjust salt and spices accordingly
  10. If the soup is thick you can add boiled water and make it thin
  1. You can add any vegetables of your choice
  2. You can even add chopped spinach leaves or any greens to this soup

If you are looking for ragi recipes, you can try the ragi paratha and ragi cake.

Hope you liked this ragi soup recipe. Do try at home and let me know the response in comments.


About Author

A darling wife of Vijay Varadarajan and a lovely mom to Rithvik. A Biotechnology post graduate, Jayalekshmy quit her job the very next day she became pregnant. Realized her passion for cooking after Rithvik came into their life and now loves to experiment different cuisines. Her other interests are home interior decoration, gardening, internet surfing,a bit photography and whatsaap chatting with her loved ones.


  1. Very good. I use all kind of organic flours ( wheat, ragi, corn, soya, gram) for my 19 month ols son. But I could make only halwa. After going through your article i will try different dishes for him. Thanks.

  2. Very nice recepie ragi soup no sugar and no jaggary my one yrs old daughter she not like sweets even chocalate also she not eat

    • Jayalekshmy V on

      Hi tejashree

      Thank you for dropping by here .Hope your LO liked ragi soup .


  3. sounds very interesting ‘ragi soup’. can i give this yummy and healthy soup to my 16 months old daughter for dinner????? luking for ur reply

    • Hi Jaishri,

      I am very happy to get good comments from bloggers like you.Even i am planning to do a post on “ragi ambli” which is very good to beat the summer.I am just going through your “mommyswall”…will drop my comments der πŸ˜‰

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