Ragi malt is also known as ragi ambli in Karnataka. It is a super healthy drink that is easy to make. It helps in keeping the body cool and in weight loss.
First dissolve finger millet or ragi powder in some water to make a thin paste.
Heat 1.5 cups water. When it comes to a boil, add ragi mixed in water. Cook on low heat for about 3-4 minutes till you get a smooth, glossy, cooked finger millet mix. It turns dark brown in colour. Keep it aside to cool down a bit.
Add 1.5 cups buttermilk to the cooked ragi and mix well. It should be a smooth, runny consistency and not with lumps. Add salt, chopped onions, chilli, cilantro and curry leaves. Mix well and taste. You can consume it right away or you can chill in the fridge and have. Ragi malt is ready to have.
Add 1.5 cups cold milk to the cooked ragi. Mix well so that there are no lumps. Now add powdered jaggery/sugar and cardamom powder. Serve cold. Ragi malt is ready to serve.