Ragi idli /Finger millet idli
Written by Jayashree
Published on December 31, 2015

Everyday, it is a dilemma to choose a menu that is liked by all at home. Moreso, 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  mellitius. With many people suffering from this disease, this diet is highly reco mmended. It helps in maintaining the insulin level..

It  helps in reducing cholestrol. 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.

Ingredients ;

  • Urad dal 1 cup
  • Ragi flour 3 cups
  • water for grinding and soaking
  • salt to taste

Method :

Wash and soak urad dal in water for three hours. Grind it to a smooth batter by adding little  amount of water.

Renove 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!

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  1. Poornima

    Very healthy and nutritious Idli..

  2. Vandana Mathur

    I have been looking for ragi recipes of late. Will try it soon and let you know how they come out. Thanks for sharing.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vandana, do let me know how it was.



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