How to make Ragi Kadboli -

Kadboli or kadaboli is a traditional savoury snack prepared in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Deep-fried tear shaped snack is usually made with rice flour and split black gram but we have made it more nutritious by using ragi flour

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Main Ingredients : Finger millet flour (ragi flour), Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

Ragi Kadboli

Ragi Kadboli Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Ragi Kadboli Recipe

  • Finger millet flour (ragi flour) 2 cups

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespo to deep fry

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White sesame seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Dry roast split black gram in a non-stick pan, on medium heat, for 5-6 minutes or till fragrant, cool down and grind to a fine powder.

Step 2

Boil 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add oil, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, sesame seeds and carom seeds. Take the pan off the heat, add ragi flour and urad dal powder and mix well. Cover set aside to cool.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into small portions and roll each part into a cylinder. Further fold the rolls into tear shaped kadbolis.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the kadbolis, a few at a time, and deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Let them cool down and serve. Or store in an airtight container.

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