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Simili Urundai: A Healthy Ragi Laddu


My name is Lakshmi, and I am a homemaker. I love cooking and experimenting with different recipes, especially those from my native India.

Simili Urundai

Simili Urundai

Simili urundai is a nutrient-dense village-style snack that is made from ragi, peanuts, sesame, and jaggery. It's known for being very healthy; it is said to be especially good for nursing mothers because it is believed to promote milk production. My mom used to tell me that this was one of her favorite snacks when she was a child.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

5 min

15 min

4 to 5 people


  • 250 grams ragi flour
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, roasted
  • 100 grams jagerry
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a bowl, add salt and hot water little by little to the flour to make a soft ragi dough. The dough should not stick to the hands.
  2. Dry-roast the peanuts and sesame separately over medium heat till you get a nice aroma.
  3. Heat a tawa (pan). Take a ball of ragi dough and make it into a roti by flattening it with your fingers. Apply ghee around the roti. Make sure that the roti is well cooked on both sides.
  4. Once cooked, remove the roti from the tawa and make rotis from the remaining dough. Allow them to cool and then break them into pieces.
  5. In a mixer jar, add peanuts, sesame seeds, jaggery, and roti pieces one by one and blend for 2 to 3 seconds.
  6. Grease a hand with ghee, make balls, and serve.


Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Rajan Singh Jolly.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thanks for sharing this healthy dish.

Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 27, 2020:

Thank you Cynthia

Cynthia from Australia on October 27, 2020:

all my favorite ingredients in one! Yum!!

Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 27, 2020:

Hi kalpana iyer,you are welcome and i hope you will try it.

Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 27, 2020:

Hi danny,Thank you for your interest in this recipe.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 27, 2020:

Ragi laddu is one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Danny from India on October 27, 2020:

Oh i love anything made of Ragi. Thanks Lakshmi for sharing this.

Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 27, 2020:

Hi Liz Westwood, thank you for your comment.

Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on October 27, 2020:

Hi Umesh Chandra Bhatt,Thank you for your comment and yes it is very healthy snack .

Liz Westwood from UK on October 27, 2020:

This is an interesting, healthy and very well-illustrated recipe.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 27, 2020:

Very nice recipe. Ragi is a healthy food and these would be delicious specially in winters.

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