Raagi Mudde and Massoppu (Finger Millet Rounds)

Ragi Mudde, a popular dish among rural folk in Karnataka and a popular dish of Karnataka. It is a staple food of our farmers in southern parts of Karnataka very popular in Mandya, Mysore district. Have a mudde round and you may not ask for anything more :) it makes such a satisfying meal.... It is considered as a healthy food for all age groups. Srouted Ragi porridge is given to babies, ragi malt to young children, ragi mudde is eaten by adults. There are many combinations which go well with ragi mudde, of them we love spinach and lentils preparation (Massoppu). There may be few more ways of making Ragi Mudde. Here is how my mom and I make ragi mudde :

Ragi Mudde 

You need :
Ragi(Finger Millet) Flour : 1 measure
Water : 2 measures

Heat 2 glasses of water, add salt to it. In a small cup mix 2 tsp of millet flour with with luke warm water and make a paste. When water is warm add this paste and stir well (if you don't stir the paste sticks to the bottom of the vessel) and bring the water to boil.


Add 1 measure of millet flour to boiling water and reduce the flame to medium


Let it boil for 3-4 mins. Keep a watch on the vessel, it might overflow..reduce the flame. After 3 mins take the vessel from the stove and mix it with a wooden stick
Mix well till no lumps are seen this

Spoon the flour to a edgeless plate. Wet your hands and make a nice ball.
Punch a little hole in the center and add a drop of ghee :) and serve hot!


That is my son's plate :) he loves it hot n nice ..Ragi mudde is tasty to eat even with yogurt/dahi/curd and salt.

How to make Massoppu :

Massoppu = masida soppu = well mashed greens ...this is an attempt to translate massoppu from Kannada to English :D
A medley of spinach and lentils spiced with green chillies, coriander a d garlic seeds is massoppu. Again a dish popular among rural folk of southern Karnataka. Here is how we make it :

You need :
1.Spinach : 1 bunch (Clean and chop)
2.Split Pigeon Peas/Togaribele/Toordal : 1 cup
3.Garlic : 3 numbers (clean and chop into small pieces)
4.Onion : 1 (deskin and chop into 1" pieces)
5.Turmeric : 1 pinch
6.Green Chillies : 4-5 (adjust according to taste)
7.Grated fresh coconut : 2tbsp
8.Coriander seeds powder : 1tsp (freshly toasted and coarsely powdered)
Tamarind juice : 2tbsp

Tampering/Oggarane : Oil, mustard&Cumin mix, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida/hing ..heat oil and add the ingredients one after the other in the order mentioned.

Pressure cook ingredients from 1-8  for 3-4 whistles with enough water. Once the pressure comes down, remove the vessel and decant the water from dal and spinach mixture. With a hand blender or with a back of spoon mash the mixture well.


Add tamarind juice to the mixture and pour tampering. Add salt and bring the mixture to boil. Check and adjust flavors accordingly. Massoppu is ready to eat with ragi mudde.


Mudde Massoppu goes to Sheetal for SWC-Karnataka event.


Indian Khana said...

Man it looks so gud..I never liked mom's few attempt to make us all eat raggi never really was successful. But here your recipe is really so appealing...I can try sometime and now ask Kedar to eat ;)..mast na :)..& Thanks for the step by step instructions it will help a lot.

And hey what have you done to your blog? It took ages to load! I needed to restart my firefox, pls check.

And even if am not sending any entry for SWC don't worry..I make sure others send...asking everyone to send the entries ;)..

Lakshmi said...

@ Priti,
I hope Kedar eats it! Pizza and Fries ka zamaana hai! Sometimes even Akash throws tantrums, we just make him J while eating it so he just gulps it down..fooling him.

..and I have deleted few pictures now, hope it opens fast!

Unknown said...

wow..i know it must have tasted great..I had this recipe from some site and wanted to make since a long of my cousins(a mysoorean), its difficult to make mudde and I wont be able to make it..i had dropped the idea..looking at yours,,I am tempted to make it again..must be a staple at your if mine doesn't come well. i wil come to your place for this!!!!

notyet100 said...

looks quiet authentic,..back in bangalore my frens used to get ragimunde in their tiffin , i knw the recipe...nice step by step instruction,..saw ur footer yesterday,..its lookin nice with tri colour flag,..ceeya hapy bloggin,..:-)

Lakshmi said...

@ Sowmya,
you can gladly come over and mudde oota (mudde meals) any time for you :)! and making mudde is not difficult at watch someone making it ..then it becomes much more easier! to make it.
@ Priyanka,
very authentic indeed! proudly can boast that mudde is very much Karnataka special :) I wanted to put the tricolor in the header, but a bit scared to play around..

Anisheetu said...

wow nice entry... heard about this after a long time...

Cham said...

My husb showed me how to make it :) He is from Karnataka, Ragi & buttermilk i love it! With Massoppu i should try it !

Deepthi Shankar said...

raagi mudde looks nice .. my fave .. I have it atleast once a week .. massoppu looks yummy too .. I like eating it with eerulli aalugadde huli also .. yum yum

Uma said...

another authentic karnataka recipe from you Lakshmi. good to know so many yummy recipes.

Lakshmi said...

@ Anisheetu,
thanks girl..

@ Cham,
I started my son on mudde and buttermilk first later shifted him to other combinations..we 2 love it :)Glad to know that your husband knows to make mudde! mine knows to gulp it down :D

@ Vegetable Platter,
eerulli alugadde huli yum fact I must say mudde is so versatile that it tastes good with any thing from plain buttermilk to huli..

@ Uma,
Thanks dear for your lovely words....come back to see many more authentic recipes..

Jayashree said...

That pic with the mudde in a bowl of massoppu looks real good.

Purva Desai said...

wow...never heard abt these dishes....
they look really Raagi is good source of calcium and spinach source of iron....
good info abt the dish as well...

ST said...

Wow...Authentic karnataka recipe looks delicious .....Its new for me....will try this time.....

Sukanya Yogesh said...

Raagi is very good for health. I try to use ragi in my cooking also. Nice way to make Akash eat Raagi. I will try that with Anoushka also.

Srikitchen said...

what an authentic recipe!

Suganya said...

This sounds so healthy.... Looks so good. Congrats on all ur awards.... Thank u for passing me one of them....

Sum Raj said...

yummy dish...the pic looks gud

Namratha said...

Lakshmi avare, swalpa illige kalasi Mudde na....I am drooooling! :)

AJ said...

Gosh, this is so nutritious and yummy!!


Anonymous said...

Good one.....tried it, came good.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for an awesomely simple yet very effective recipe :)