Ragi Idlis - Finger Millet Savoury Cake

Recipe by
Total Time:
17.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Breakfast Recipes. You may also want to try Easy Bran Muffins, Stuffed Mushrooms on Toast, Savoury Meringue Slices, Cheddar Cheese Bake

Rate This Recipe


  • 2 cups - ragi flour
  • 3/4 cup - Urad dal
  • 1 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • water as required
  • 1 - onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 3-4 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - baking soda
  • 1 tsp - salt to taste

How to Make Ragi Idlis - Finger Millet Savoury Cake

  • Soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 4-5 hours.
  • Grind with very little water to a fluffy paste and transfer to a bowl in which the batter is to be kept for fermentation.
  • Mix ragi flour with enough water and prepare the batter. Let it ferment overnight (around 10-12 hours).
  • Add the chopped onions, cumin seeds, green chillies and salt to the batter and mix well.
  • Add baking soda and mix well.
  • Steam the batter in idli moulds.
  • Serve hot with sambar or chutney.
  • Recipe courtesy: enelm.blogspot.in