Ragi Pancake with Spiced Syrup- toddler-friendly! Dairy-free!

Prep Time
2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes

Pancakes are usually liked by most. They usually contain wheat, milk, sugar, and eggs and are cooked in butter. This finger millet pancake will make a great healthful substitute for regular pancakes. Serve it warm with the spiced syrup and you have an all-time favorite that’s so easy to make.




For Pancake

  • Ragi flour: 1/3 cup
  • Rice flour: 2 tbsp
  • Warm Water: 1/3 cup
  • Jaggery powder: 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract: few drops
  • Rock salt: a pinch
  • Poppy seeds: ½ tsp
  • Fresh coconut: 2 tbsp (grated)
  • Flax powder: 1 tbsp

For Syrup

  • Jaggery powder: 5 tbsp
  • Water: ¾ cup
  • Cinnamon: 2 sticks (1-inch sticks)
  • Cloves: 4 nos
  • Dry ginger powder: ½ tsp(optional)


  • Mix ragi flour, rice flour, salt, jaggery powder, flax powder and warm water to make a batter.
  • Add more water if needed, to get a batter that is thick but has pouring consistency.
  • Allow the batter to rest for two hours.
  • To make the syrup, place all syrup ingredients in a pan and boil until you have a thick syrupy liquid. Do consider that it will thicken a little on cooling.
  • Allow to cool. Let the spices stay in the syrup. Just before serving, strain the syrup to separate the spices.
  • After the pancake batter has rested for 2 hours it is ready to be cooked.
  • Heat a tawa, place some poppy seeds at the centre of the tawa and pour a ladle of pancake batter on top of it. Let the batter spread of its own.
  • Cover and cook for 4 mins on medium to low flame.
  • Remove cover and turn the pancake over and cook without cover for 4 -5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with spiced syrup.

Wellcure Tip:

  • Try to replace half the quantity of water with coconut milk to make the batter. It gives a rich creamy texture.


Eating Guide

  • Food group: millets and nuts
  • Millets are gluten-free, rich in fiber and high on nutritional value. They are a good option to add variety to your meals or when want to go grain-free.

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