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 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