Ingredients for Ragi Idli Recipe


  • Finger millet (ragi / nachni) flour 1 cup (or as prescribed in the diet plan)
  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) soaked for 4 hours and drained 1/2 cup
  • Idli rawa soaked 1 cup (or as prescribed in the diet plan)
  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for greasing (or as prescribed in the diet plan)
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 10-12
  • Green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking soda a pinch


How to make Ragi Idli Recipe?


  • Grind black gram with a little water into a smooth paste.
  • Drain idli rawa and place in a bowl. Add black gram paste and mix well.
  • Add millet flour and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep it in a warm place to ferment for 8 hours.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and sauté for 1 minute. Add green chillies and sauté for ½ minute. Add this tempering to the fermented batter along with salt and baking soda and mix well.
  • Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Grease idli moulds with some oil.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter in each mould, place them in a steamer, cover and steam for 12-13 minutes.
  • Remove idlis from the moulds and serve hot with your choice of chutney.
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