Ragi Ball – The best natural Calcium Pill for New Mothers

Ragi Ball – The best natural Calcium Pill for New Mothers

Apr 16, 2017Shalini Santhosh Kumar
Post delivery, most moms complain of bone pains, where back pains and knee pains are very common. The common reason for these pains is calcium deficiency. When mother’s breastfeed their babies, a lot of calcium & protein from the mother’s body goes into the breast milk. When the mother consumes less calcium through her diet, the body simply is designed to pull out calcium from her bones to feed her baby, resulting in these bone aches.

Ragi being a power house of calcium, one way of naturally consuming a lot of calcium is to eat Ragi Balls or Ragi Mudde as it is called in south India. It’s a steamed ball of ragi, the size that you can hold in your palm. Have one ball every morning or afternoon with your favorite curry for a month, and you will have no signs of pains in your body. Eating a big portion is important for breast-feeding mothers is because they need to meet the calcium requirement for themselves and their baby. So do ensure you take at least 100g of Ragi powder to prepare your meal each time. The best part of this recipe is, it has a weight loss benefit to it. Eat more and Lose more body fat!

 When your babies grow to 8+ months, you can even make mini balls for them which they can directly swallow.

 Cooking Time – 15 mins


  • Ragi powder – 1 cup
  • Cooking time – 10 mins
  • Water – 1.5 cups


  • The ratio of water to ragi powder is important in this recipe. It is 1:1.5 cups of Ragi:Water ratio, just incase you need to make 2 or more balls.
  • First bring the water to boil. Then add the ragi powder and cook on a medium flame for 10 mins. Please don’t mix or stir. Just let it cook gently for 10 mins.
  • Once cooked, take a thin long stirrer and mix well.
  • Finally it should look and feel like the consistency of a wheat dough used for chappati, only slightly softer and more moist.
In case you feel the mixture is still powdery and dry, add a little boiling water and mix, till you get a lump free dough. Shape it to a ball and enjoy hot with your favorite curry.


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