Makki ki Raab (Winter special recipe-Rajasthani cuisine)

Hi friends ! Today’s recipe is ‘Makki ki Raab’. It is one of the most popular and loved winter drink from Rajasthani cuisine. Makki raab is an unique beverage. Raab is made from broken corn and buttermilk (chaach)/curd. For this recipe, buttermilk which is one or two days old is preferred. It is a hot beverage which is tangy in taste.

Makki ki Raab

Makki ki Raab

Traditionally, it is served in kulhads / earthen ware. During winter season in Rajasthan, this drink is in the menu list of most of the fairs and weddings.

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Serves: 6

Duration: 1 hr

Ingredients for Makki ki Raab

Broken corn1 cup
Water5 cups
Buttermilk / Chaach2 cups
Cumin seeds (roasted and crushed)for garnishing
Salt1 tsp or as per taste

Procedure for Makki ki Raab

  • Wash and soak broken corn for half an hour.



  • In a pressure cooker add water, salt and soaked broken corn. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes on high flame and for next 25 mins on lower flame.


  • Check whether the broken corn is tender or not, when pressure drop.


  • In the pressure cooker now add buttermilk. Keep continuously stirring it, do not leave. Give it a boil.



  • Garnish the raab with roasted and crushed cumin seeds. Serve raab hot !

Makki ki Raab


If you do not have buttermilk/chaach, use curd. Add water in the curd to have buttermilk like consistency.

You can also store this drink in referigerate and have it on next day. Microwave or warm it for few minutes.


  1. I heard this recipe first time. looking so nice.thanks for sharing it.

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 1, 2016 at 7:04 PM

      Thank you Vidya !
      It is a very famous drink of Rajasthan. Do try it in winters I am sure you’ll love it too. 🙂

  2. Wow, so easy to make 🙂 Will this recipe surely <3
    Much love,

  3. such an easy recipe. nice post.. i love your recipes.

  4. It look very great, only you can make such lovely items.hun….I luv this..and I will also try to make this soon…xoxo, Neha

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 2, 2016 at 12:13 PM

      Thank you so much Neha for such sweet words dear. 🙂
      Do let me know how it was. We Rajasthanis love it here. 😀

  5. Oh I bet it is tangy with the buttermilk. Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a hot beverage made out of buttermilk before. I really love how you whip up the most unique dishes I’ve ever seen. 🙂

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      I am so happy to know that you liked this recipe.
      Trying my best to share some unique and delicious recipes which are easy to prepare. 🙂

  6. I feel as though I’m learning so much through your blog – this is another new introduction and served warm sounds lovely 🙂

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 5, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      I am so happy that through this blog, I am able to introduce various sides of Indian food to you.
      Thank you so much ! 🙂

  7. Alisha your blog is the perfect blend of our rich Indian culture and lovely recipes <3 Gotta try making it <3

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 8, 2016 at 9:07 PM

      Appreciation and love from talented people like you motivates me everytime.
      Thank you so much dear. 🙂

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