1. Ragi is very rich in Calcium, Iron and other minerals, and hence a healthy choice for eating different, once in a while. In south India people even feed Ragi porridge to babies, on a regular basis.
2. Ragi roti made without any filler, like grated pumpkin, becomes very chewy and not liked by many people. Adding the filler renders it softer. Many people like to add grated coconut or grated carrots instead of pumpkin, or even a combination.