9 Nov 2014

Raagi Idly / Finger Millet Recipe:

Raagi is the common name of finger millet in southern part of India. Along with oats this is one of the most nutritious food & one of the easy one to the digest. It is rich in fiber,calcium & protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. Raagi is best for weight loss. Raagi Idly is a very Healthy,tasty & easy breakfast recipe.....
Raagi Idly

There are 3 Methods for making Raagi Idly:


  1. Urad dal - 1/2 cup ( Grind and make a smooth paste)
  2. Raagi Flour - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Water - 2cups

Method - I

  1. Add a cup of raagi flour to the urad dal paste and make batter.
  2. Add enough salt
  3. Keep it for at-least 8 hours for fermentation, then make the Idly.


  1. Soak whole Raagi grain - 1 cup
  2. Idly rice -  1 cup
  3. Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
  4. Fenugreek seeds - 2 tsp

Method- II

  1. Grind Raagi and rice to a fine paste.
  2. Then grind urad dhal and Fenugreek seeds into smooth paste.
  3. Mix both these & add enough salt and make a batter.
  4. Keep it for at-least 8 hours for fermentation, then make the Idly.

Method -III :

Take Idly batter 2 cups and Ragi Flour 1 /2 cup

Fry the raagi flour in low flame for 5 to 7 min

Cool down the flour 

Mix the flour to the batter and add some salt 

Like this 

Keep aside for in a warm place for 8 hrs
You can see the fermented batter

Grease the idly plate

Take a ladle full of batter, pour in to the idly pan

Steam it for 15min

Cool down the Idlies for 3min

Serve hot with Chutney or sambar