Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Koozh | Ragi Koozh | Kezhvaragu Koozh | How to make Koozh | Aadi Koozh recipe

Koozh mostly the Raagi Koozh (Kezhvaragu koozh) is famous in Tamil Nadu that too in Aadi Month. It is distributed in Mariamman Temples as Prasadham. It is so healthy and makes the body cool. In my childhood days, i used to drink this and i love the taste. After a very long time, i want to prepare this and after i prepared, i just went back to my childhood days again.

How to make Ragi Koozh

Preparation time: 35 min (Exclude fermentation time - 8 hrs) | Cook Time: 30 min | Serves: 8
Recipe Category: Porridge | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


To make Koozh
  • Raagi flour - 2.5 cups
  • Rice - 1/2 cup
To Serve
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 Chopped
  • Salt - as per taste

1. Take the ragi flour. (Around 250 gms). Add enough water to the ragi flour.

2. Mix well without any lumps and soak overnight (upto 8 hours atleast). (It should be in Batter form)

3. Cook the rice as usual in a open vessel or in cooker. When the rice is 3/4th cooked, switch off the gas.

4. In a big Vessel, first add 2 cup of hot water and allow to boil. To this add the rice and the ragi batter. 

5. Keep on mixing the batter well, keeping the flame in between low to medium.

6. If the Koozh thickens, add some more hot water to it. Allow it to cook for 10 to 15 minutes or till the bubbles comes in the surface while boiling. Switch off the gas and allow to cool completely and the Koozh is ready. This can be preserved till 4 to 5 days when refrigerated.

To Serve

1. The Koozh will be in thick consistency.

2. In order to serve, take 1 cup of koozh and add 1 or 2 cup of water and make it a batter consistency.

3. To this add salt, onion and curd.

4. Serve it.

My old pictues

[I like the koozh taste without adding curd, so i didnt add it].

23 lovely comments:


Very healthy drink to beat the heat.


very healthy and simple...

Nandita SS

That's a very healthy and a tasty recipe akheela. BTW I have submitted the babaganoush recipe for your even. For some reason, I'm not able to link it.

Menaga Sathia

mm yummy yummy....my all time favourite...


My husband loves this Akila but I never made this before (I didnt know how to make it)! what do you usually serve this with? I mean, do you serve this with some other curry?

Reshmi Ahmed

this raagi koozh used to be my paati's special and she is no more with us....the moment i saw ur recipe, it brought tears in my eyes and wonderful memories of her...regret very much for not preserving her recipes.....thank u so much for sharing this Akila....will truly cherish preparing this....


very new to me ...n looks very healthy n colorful


Jayanthy Kumaran

your version sounds very tempting n healthy dear...wanna taste now..

Tasty Appetite


totally new dish,,sounds interesting!

US Masala


i remember this during summer days, they are heavenly!


We make it in a different way! Never added rice in koozh though.Heard that rice will be added with Ragi-kali(ராகிகளி).

Healthy recipe akila!


this is really new to me..looks very healthy and yum !

Amritha Kalyani

i have heard of koozh but haven't tried it .. looks yummy. will try one day.

Sreelekha Sumesh

New to me.Healthy one.

Priya Suresh

Wat a healthy and nutritious dish, love with shallots and coconut chutney, my fav.


Healthy n tasty perfect for breakfast


A very very healthy dish.


Very new to me...sounds healthy


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i love koozh.... but my mom makes it only once a year during aadi pooja.. but if i ask it after that she'll say "i will make it....." but she never makes it.
i thought to drink it form roadside shop but they make other non-veg stuff with it which i dont like since am pure-vegetarian.
I searched to how to make for nearly 45min... when i was about to quit this blog showed up, THANKS A MILLION..... i never cooked but i want to try this and i'll get to drink it when ever i want...


Thanks for posting a healthy, authentic & forgotten recipe of tamil's.

Sangeetha Priya

delicious koozh with authentic presentation!!!

Vysyas recipes

healthy cool with awesome presentation.

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