Ragi (Finger Millet) is gluten-free and has numerous health benefits. Ragi Idli is a great alternative to regular Idlis which is made with rice.

Ingredients

Ingredients  1½ cups ragi (finger millet) ½ cup urad dal (skinned black gram)  1 tsp methi (fenugreek seeds)  ¼ cup thick poha (flattened rice)

Soak Ragi, Urad Dal separately for 4-5 hours. Soak poha for 1 hour

Grind Urad dal into a smooth batter with little water 

Add poha and ragi

Grind into a coarse batter

Ferment for 8-10 hours

Batter after fermentation

Add salt and mix gently

Lightly grease the idli plates with some oil. Spoon in the batter about ¾ of the mould

Place the mould alternatingly so that there is enough room for the idli to rise

Place in the steamer and steam for 15 minutes on low heat.

Finger Millet (Ragi) Idlis are ready 

Ragi idli served with pumpkin peel chutney