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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ragi Roti | How To Make Ragi Roti

       Ragi roti a nutritious and easy breakfast option.Ragi millet, i like the most  among others.Finger millet is called by keppai in Tamil,but many know it as only ragi.
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      Millet's has got more health benefits.Got to repeat some of it here for new readers.Ragi got popular because it has highest calcium and potassium.Its best for people who are on diet.Its rich calcium content helps to  maintain bone health.Finger millet helps in reducing sugar level,cholesterol etc like any other Millet's.Ragi has got natural iron content and it is absorbed by body when its sprouted.So eat sprouted ragi to get more benefits.Check some more ragi like ragi kozhukattai,ragi idli,ragi idiyappam,ragi-oats dosa.
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There is no hard and fast rule for the add-ons, you can add grated carrots, finely chopped cabbage or what ever your kids like.I just added onions and coriander leaves.Ragi roti is very filling and very nutritious breakfast option.You can pair this with any chutney ,but i prefer some tangy chutney like tomato chutney or carrot chutney.

                                         Ragi Roti | How To Make Ragi Roti

Ragi Roti                                       How to make ragi roti

 Cuisine: Indian  Category:Breakfast |Dinner | Snacks  Yields:6-7  Prep time:15 minutes Cook time:20 minutes Total time:10&nbsp 35 minutes

  • 1 1/2 cup ragi flour.
  • 1 onion.
  • 2 green chilies.
  • few coriander leaves(chopped fine).
  • salt as required.
  • 1 cup warm water(or more if required).
  • oil for shallow frying.
  • Chop onions and green chilies ,coriander leaves very fine.
  • Add everything including salt to the ragi flour.
  • Heat water until warm(until bubble).
  • Add this water to ragi flour and knead it.
  • Keep it covered for 10 min.
How to Make Ragi Roti:
  • Separate the dough in to 6-7 equal portions.
  • Gently press the ragi roti in tava.(you can make in banana leaf or plastic wrap and put them on tava).
  • Apply oil to both sides.
  • When the roti changes colour turn/flip.
  • Keep roti for 2 minutes or until completely cooked.
  • Ragi roti is ready to be served.
  • Serve it with bell pepper chutney or any chutney of your choice.
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  • Cracks in the roti is normal.
  • Add hot or warm water to knead the dough.This keeps the roti soft.
  • Apply oil to  the surface before you pat the roti's (banana leaf or plastic wrap).
  • You can directly pat on the tava if its cold.In hot tava ,it is difficult to spread the dough.
  • When you are patting on tava, Keep two tava.By the time you finish patting on one the other tava becomes cold.otherwise keep the bottom of tava in cold water then pat it.

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