Ragi Sukhdi | Ragi Jaggery Bars | Ragi Golpapdi | Finger Millet Energy Bites

Ragi Sukhdi is a variation of Traditional Sukhdi/Gol Papdi. Sukhdi or Gol Papdi is an Indian traditional sweet/dessert originally from Gujarat made from whole wheat flour and jaggery in Ghee (Clarified Butter). You can eat it as a snack, just like biscuits or cookies or precisely barfi (Aate ki barfi). It is considered auspicious, and therefore, prepared during festivals and special occasions.


Ragi Sukhdi


It is prepared by roasting the Ragi Flour in clarified butter till it turns aromatic, and the color is a bit darker. Then after a few minutes, grated jaggery is added into the mixture and stirred till jaggery mixed evenly, after which we transfer it to a greased plate to set. Its texture is very soft and tastes delicious. It requires just a few ingredients to prepare, and it is ready in minutes.

Ragi is often known as Finger Millet and is one of the ancient super grains of our Indian cuisine. It has a unique earthy flavor and super healthy nutrition-wise. Finger millet/Ragi is a monsoon grain, rich in protein, amino acids, calcium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamins, high in fiber,  Gluten-free, and contains natural fats. Therefore, it helps to strengthen our bones, prevents anemia, keeps heart healthy, treats digestive issues, boosts immunity, aids in weight loss, reduces cholesterol, reverts skin aging, and Increases Lactation. It is best for infants, lactating mothers, and ill people. Finger millet is known as Nachni in Maharashtra, Ragi in Karnataka, Mandua in Uttarakhand, Ragulu in Andhra Pradesh, and Kezhvargu in Tamilnadu.

Ragi Sukhdi

Ragi sukhdi is known to be a power pack of nutrition. It is all in one snack whose only couple of pieces can keep your hunger aside for a few hours. This sukhdi is a healthy option for toddlers or kids mid-meal and evening snacks. You can give it in your lunch box as it is very filling and full of energy. I have not used any sugar in this recipe, hence perfect sweet for diabetic patients. This gluten-free sweet recipe can satisfy all your sugar cravings. Jaggery and ghee present in it gives an instant boost in energy, so I call it Ragi energy bars.

My daughter loves Ragi Sukhdi. She finds its taste similar to chocolate cookie and always comes to me again for one more piece. Ragi Barfi has a longer shelf life of about a couple of weeks at room temperature, so it is travel-friendly too. I always keep a box full of ragi sukhdi in my purse for a quick bite during travel or shopping. Here is the Video recipe of Ragi sukhdi.



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Here is a recipe card of the Ragi Sukhdi recipe :

Ragi Sukhdi | Ragi Jaggery Bars | Zeel's Kitchen
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Sukhdi is a very popular traditional Gujarati sweet. Ragi Sukhdi is a variation of it. Traditionally Sukhdi made by whole wheat flour or atta, ghee, and jaggery.
Serves: 10-12 pieces
  • Ragi / Nachni / Finger Millet Flour – ¾ cup (tightly packed) or 100 grms
  • Jaggery grated – ⅓ cup (tightly packed) or 100 grms
  • Ghee – ½ cup – 2 tbsp or 100 grms
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Grate the jaggery bar or finely chopped it.
  2. Measure all ingredients and keep it aside.
  3. Place an Iron Kadai. Add ghee.
  4. Add Ragi flour. Stir continuously it on slow flame.
  5. After 4 – 5 min, the mixture will start to release the aroma.
  6. At this stage turn off the flame. Remove it from the stove.
  7. Keep your eye on the timer.
  8. After 1 minute, add grated jaggery.
  9. Mix well. The mixture will start to thicken.
  10. If you find any pieces of jaggery, press them and make sure jaggery has been mixed properly.
  11. Transfer the sukhdi mixture into a greased plate.
  12. Spread evenly using the spatula.
  13. Press well by the bottom of a bowl or cup.
  14. Let it cool down for some time.
  15. Almost after 4 -5 min, cut them into desired size.
  16. Once completely cooled down, take the pieces out.
  17. Store the Ragi Sukhdi into airtight container.