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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ragi Idli|Ragi Flour Recipe

There is a lot to talk about this ragi idli.
  1. Its very healthy one .I hear you!!! you are saying,"i know ".But its more than what do you think .This ragi idli is made with ragi flour and urad dal ,there is no rice.
  2. No need to clean,soak and grind ragi.You can simply use ragi flour.
  3. You can grind the urad dal with a Indian mixer.Even blender works.
       You can make 14 ragi idlies with the mentioned quantity.This is not a instant idli ,you have to ferment the batter .If you want a instant one you can follow the same procedure like making  rava idli.Add curd and rava to ragi and make idlies out of it.But what ever method you do.Don't forget to eat them hot.

Ragi idli

Ragi Idli|Ragi Flour Recipe

ragi idli                   Ragi Idli-an alternative to regular south indian idli.

Cuisine: Indian Category: Breakfast Yields:14 idlies Prep time:2 hours+5 min(soaking and grinding) Cook time:15 min(3 batch) Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup urad dal soaked for 2 hours and grind
  • 1 cup ragi flour
  • required salt
  • Soak urad dal for 2 hours.
Soaked urad dal

  • Grind it to a smooth paste (indian mixer,wet grinder,blender works).
ground urad dal batter
  • Add required salt and ragi flour.
Add ragi flour,water ,required salt

  • Add required water and bring it to dosa batter consistency(because the batter gets thick when it ferments).
  • Ferment it for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Check the batter consistency.If its thick add more water and mix it well.(if you are adding water and mixing it the idlies will be little hard).
Fermented ragi batter
  • Get the idli mould ready by greasing it with oil.
  • Add ragi batter to it up to 3/4 full(because it will raise when its steamed).
Add ragi batter to moulds

  • Steam it until its done or a toothpick comes out clean, when poked in center.
Steam it for 5-8 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

ragi idli ready


  • You can poha /aval to make the idli's more softer.
  • Instead of poha you can add sabudana/javarisi too for softness.
  • If you want to add rice.Soak 1 cup separate and grind separate.Finally mix urad dal batter,rice batter and ragi flour before fermenting.

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  1. I have always wanted to prepare this, looks so perfect Sathya!!! Will give it a try soon...

    1. Thanks for your comment malar.Sure give it a try..

  2. Wow a healthy idli to start a day with

  3. Superb idea and great pictures! I'm trying this method soon.

    1. Glad u liked it apsara.Let me know how u guys liked it.

  4. looks so perfect... So healthy breakfast

  5. Love the new look and the pictures!!! Healthy millet dish!

  6. Never made a dish quite like this before.. but I do love my Indian food and flavours - so this is a recipe I need to try!

    1. Hi thalia,
      Its wonderful to hear that you love indian recipes..This one is quite easy and very nutritious . give it a try .

  7. Indeed healthy and one which my hub will love.

  8. I never heard about ragi idli before. This is good recipe info and like it.

    1. Its a nutritious idly a healthier alternative to regular south indian idly..Sure give it a try

  9. healthy and nicely made idlis dear

  10. Thanks friends for your lovely comments ..

  11. Healthy and yummy. My favorite too :-)

  12. Totally umm. I have got some Ragi flour and was running out of ideas to use them up. Thanks for the share.

  13. this is simple and easy. thanks a ton for this


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