Everyday, it is a dilemma to choose a menu that is loved by one and all at home. More so, in the days when we are thinking of healthy eating. As we ring into the new year, I plan to bring in more healthy recipes for you. .Today on the eve of new year, I bring to you all, Ragi idli or finger millet idli , a twist to the usual stuff.
Ragi is a multi grain which is highly nutritive in value.It consists of amino acids such as iso leucene, leucene, methionine and phenylanine. It is rich in calcium and potassium.
Benefits of Ragi
It is a super food which is found to help to reduce diabetes mellitus. With many people suffering from this disease, this diet is highly reco mmended. It helps in maintaining the insulin level..
It helps in reducing cholesterol. It helps in weight loss and controlling obesity. The food takes longer time to digest, hence the calories consumed are much lesser.
It has a cooling effect on the body. Thus, it is an ideal food during summer. Ragi malt is usually taken in the mornings during these months.
Now, with so many benefits, let us take a look at the recipe of making Ragi Idli or Finger millet Idli.
- Urad dal (split black gram) 1 cup
- Ragi flour 3 cups
- water for grinding and soaking
- salt to taste
Wash and soak urad dal in water for three hours. Grind it to a smooth batter by adding little amount of water.
Remove the batter in a bowl. Mix the ragi flour and salt to it. Keep it in a warm place for eight hours to ferment. Ideally, it is good to keep overnight.
Next day, take the idli stand and wash the plates. Add a spoonful of batter in each mould. Heat the pressure cooker or the idli cooker and keep them to steam on a medium flame for fifteen to twenty minutes. Once done, remove from heat and serve with coconut chutney.
Take a tip :
- Do not add more water while grinding, the batter will be too thin.
- Sieve the ragi flour before using it.
My other kind of idli recipes can be read here :
Thankyou for being a reader of this blog . Wishing You A Very Happy New Year ! May the days ahead be filled with immense joy and prosperity!