Monday, March 10, 2014

Nanchane Udha (Finger Millet Drink) ~ Summer Drink

Nanchane Udha is a very popular summer drink in Coastal Karnataka. In Konkani, nanchano means finger millet and udha means water. Nanchane Udha is a drink prepared using ragi which is sweetened by jaggery and has a subtle flavor of cardamom. I got this recipe from my mother.

This drink is very healthy and requires only few ingredients. Do try making it this summer and enjoy!!


  • Ragi (Finger millet)- 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery, crushed - 1/4- 1/3 cup
  • Water - 1 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom pods- 2


Wash the ragi thoroughly.

Now transfer it into a blender and add 3/4 cup of water. Grind it to get a smooth paste.

Now pass the mixture through a sieve. 

You will be left with this. Now add 1/4 cup of water to this and again strain it. Repeat until all the water is used.

Finally you are left with thick ragi milk. To this add crushed jaggery and cardamom powder.

Mix well and taste it. Add more jaggery, if required. Nanchane Udha is ready!!

Serve it chilled. Above measurement serves two people.