Ragi halbai |finger millet sweet recipe

healthy, tasty, vegan and gluten free sweet ragi halbai recipe, finger millet halva recipe

Ragi halbai recipe |FInger millet halbai recipe |Vegan Gluten free sweet recipe

Halbai is the traditional Karnataka sweet prepared during festival days . We can prepare the halbai with coconut and rice, millet, wheat as well.
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ragi halbai

Ragi halbai |finger millet sweet recipe

Please watch the video for the detailed recipe for making ragi halbai
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Servings 18 pieces


  • 1/2 cup raagi / finger millet
  • ½ cup fresh coconut
  • 2 to 2¼ cups of water
  • ¾ cup Jaggery
  • 1 to 1.5 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 3 to 4 cardamoms


  • Wash the finger millet 2 to 3 times and soak the raagi in 3/4 cup of water for 4 to 6 hours or overnight
  • grind soaked ragi, coconut and cardamom with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of (if you are using frozen coconut use warm water to grind)
  • extract the milk (strain the milk) to the thick bottom pan.
  • Repeat the same procedure 2 to 3 times- add water grind and extract the milk , at the end discard the pulp.
  • Grease the plate with oil / ghee keep it ready
  • Strain the melted jaggery to the ragi milk, mix it and keep this on medium low flame,
  • keep stirring the mix.
  • keep stirring ( you can increase the flame to medium high or you can use medium low flame- adjust according to your comfort )
  • after 2 minutes- as the mixture thickens add a tsp of coconut oil or ghee, mix it and keep stirring until the water evaporates
  • After 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame - add another 2 tsp oil or ghee mix it, ans stir .
  • after 25 to 28 minutes- water is evaporated and the halbai is done. (Please watch the video )
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the halbai to the greased plate and spread it using a spoon. Allow it to cool completely .
  • Grease the knife and cut the halbai into desired shape and serve