Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Ragi Idli

Ragi / finger millet is a nutritious grain which controls diabetes and cholesterol.
Ragi idli is a healthy alternative for regular idlis. This recipe is very simple and scrumptious.

  • Ragi flour - 4 cups
  • Urad dhal - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Wash & soak urad dhal in water for 4 hours
  • Grind them until soft in a mixer or grinder
  • Mix ragi flour with enough water into a thick paste
  • Now mix grounded urad dhal to the ragi paste
  • Add required salt and mix well - batter should be thick
  • Ferment over night and the batter will raise in 8 to 10 hours
  • If you live in a colder place, you can pre-heat the conventional oven for 10 minutes and turn it off and keep the batter inside
  • Boil water in the idli / regular cooker (just steam and do not whistle in regular cooker)
  • Grease idli plate with oil and pour batter in the idli plate
  • Steam it for 7 to 10 minutes
  • Take the plates out from the cooker and wait for 2 to 3 minutes to cool down
  • Using spoon remove the idlis from the plate
  • Serve hot with chutney or Sambar

Nutritional Information

  • Ragi is low in fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat. It is easy to digest and gluten free
  • Ragi contains an amino acid which lowers appetite and helps in keeping weight in control
  • It is rich in Calcium which helps in strengthening bones
  • Ragi helps to slow down the digestion process and controls blood sugar level
  • Per serving (2 idlis) = 80 calories approximately


  1. Thanks for stopping by Divya!! glad to follow you as well....

  2. ragi idlis looks very good. nice recipe


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