Ragi Idli!!

Schools have re opened . My son started going to a small nearby playgroup. It was me who was more excited and nervous at the same time when he stepped into the tiny colourful classroom yesterday. I could see the happiness in his face when he saw the numerous toys and colourful pictures everywhere. He got lost in his own world along with the other kids and then suddenly amidst all the noise and excitement he looked at me and said ” I like this place”. I am still a bit nervous until he settles down soon in the new environment.

So coming to the recipe for today, which is a healthy, filling and easy to make breakfast. I got introduced to this ragi / finger millet /nachni when I was pregnant and the haemoglobin levels had dropped. My doctor advised me to have food which contained lots of iron and protein and ragi happened to be one of them. That time, I just used to add the ragi flour in idli and dosa batter. But that was so boring!!! Later on, I browsed the net to find a lot of yummy recipes with ragi. So now ragi has become an essential part of our diets. Idlis with ragi is one of them.

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Ragi Idli!! Yum
Course breakfast

south indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Soak udid dal for about 4 hours and grind it to a smooth paste. Add the ragi flour. Mix well, add salt and keep it overnight to ferment. Consistency should be that of a normal idli batter.
  2. Grease the idli moulds with oil and pour the batter in them. Steam for about 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Serve warm with chutney or milagai podi.

Madhuram is hosting the JFI event and the ingredient is ragi. So this one goes to her event.

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  1. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    dont worry about your son – he will be fine…And what a nice breakfast treat!

  2. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Looks delicious. I make it too, but make idli with fresh Ragi and dosa with flour.

  3. Healthy and neat idli…

  4. Pari Vasisht

    Hi. Congrats on your son’s first venture into a play group.The idli looks good. Like you have mentioned I also add ragi flour sometimes to my Idli batter. But your version has more ragi in it and absolutely no rice, will be so good even for diabetics. Keep visiting mine too in the new year and lets interact more :).

  5. very healthy and yummy..never tried still…..

  6. I went through my son’s going to preschool jitters two years ago. You are lucky he was happy to be there from day 1. Mine cried the first four days. :)He loves preschool now.On to your ragi idlis, I have to give it a try next time. I made ragi sweet potato rolls recently and I loved the taste and texture of ragi. Is it a good idea to add the flour to moong dosa batter?

  7. Taste of Mysore

    that reminds me to make ragi idli at home. Looks good sowmya. I like ragi idli with sambar!

  8. Priya Suresh

    Idli looks soft and prefect, such a nutritious dish, best for breakfast..

  9. You are my idli guru :)love all your idli recipes… have been looking to add ragi to my diet for a long time now 🙂


    I have tried only dosa using ragi,though my mom makes varieties! Looks nice sowmya!

  11. I thin we moms are more nervous than the kids when they go to school for the first time.Healthy and delicous idlie.

  12. idlis look so yum and healthy,..

  13. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    Very health and yummy looking iddlies:)

  14. Shama Nagarajan

    yummy fluffy idli…

  15. Sarah Naveen

    Wow!! Healthy, yummy and perfect..

  16. I make ragi dosai regularly but have never tried ragi idli, looks perfect and delicious !

  17. Viki's Kitchen

    Ragi idly is very new to me. Urs looks so fluffy n cute.

  18. Preeti Kashyap

    lovely recipe…never made it. Shd try it!

  19. Yummy and healthy…

  20. All mom have the same feeling when their kid start the school! Ragi idli looks soft and perfect!

  21. What a healthy way of making idli!! Lovey.

  22. I know how it feels my son started playscool too…now he just loves it!Very good recipe…so healthy.

  23. Dear Sowmya,This recipe is a life saver for me as most of my family has started eating “healthy”. This recipe fits the bill!I’m going to try this out!

  24. Happy new year to you and your family. Glad that your son didnot cry on the first day of school. Idli looks super soft. Liked the color of the idlis. I make raagi dosa. never tried idlis. Header looks gorgeous.

  25. wow, I will be making this sometime. I love ragi

  26. Happy 2010, Smitha. Yeah, school started and I have to get up at 6.15am again! :DBut Trisha is still at home, will be back to college on Sunday. Love love the Ragi idli, never tried it. Looks yummy.

  27. Am so glad your little one likes his school.

  28. I too have never tried ragi idli, or not much with ragi as a whole. Sowmya the idlis look very spongy. Thank you very much for sending it to the event.

  29. Mahimaa's kitchen

    looks great!!

  30. Perfect texture and shape…a real healthy recipe..thanks..

  31. Hi Sowmya, you have a nice collection of recipes. Do visit y space when u find time… http://www.tastefullyveggie.blogspot.comCheers


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