8 Jul

ImageRagi (FINGER MILLET ) also known as the poor man’s food has become the 6th most popular grain in the world. It is one of the most healthiest indian breakfast one can have as it is rich in proteins and low in carbohydrates. It is good for diabetic patients as well as for diet purposes. It is the best option for people with iron deficiencies. It is also known for lowering blood cholesterol levels. Ragi idlis are very soft and fluffy.  

  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ cup urad dal
  • 1 cup ragi flour
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of soda bi carbonate


  • Wash and soak urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds in enough water for at least 3 hours.
  • Grind them to a smooth paste using very little water.
  • Mix in ragi flour and whisk the batter well.
  • Keep the batter to ferment for at least 8 hours.
  • Add salt and soda bi carbonate to the batter. Mix well.
  • Pour the batter into greased idli moulds.
  • Steam for 10-12 minutes till done.  
  • Serve with chutney of your choice. 
    For a more quicker version of ragi idli ,add a cup of ragj flour to the normal idli batter (about 2 cups of batter). Add a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon “Fruit Salt” and mix it well and make idli.
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