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Recipe: Bajre ki Raabdi

Updated: May 7

Bajre Ki Raabdi/Raab is a traditional Rajasthani drink which has been an important part of daily diet of people all over Rajasthan from past many centuries. This is made by fermenting a mixture of buttermilk and bajra (pearl millet) flour. Fermentation process results in development of good bacteria and makes this drink very nutritious and tasty. This drink is made both in summer and winters. In winters, it is served hot to keep the body warm. In summers, it is consumed cold, and keeps the body cool and protects from heat stroke.


  • 2 cups buttermilk + 2 cups of water OR 1 cup thick curd + 4 cups of water

  • 1/3 cup pearl millet (bajra) flour

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

  • 1 tsp salt (can be adjusted as per taste)

For garnishing:

  • ½ tsp roasted cumin seeds or coarsely powdered cumin seeds

Serving: 4 people

Calorific Value (per serving):

  • Energy: 53 kcal

  • Protein: 2 gm

  • Carbs: 7 gm

  • Fats: 2 gm

  • Fibre: 1.15 gm


1. Add buttermilk in a saucepan and dilute it by adding 2 cups of water. (If you are using curd then add 4 cups of water to dilute it.)

2. To the above saucepan, add bajra flour and cumin seeds. Whisk this mixture properly so that no lumps of bajra flour left in the mixture.