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Ragi Idlis - Finger Millet Savoury Cake Recipe

Ragi Idlis - Finger Millet Savoury Cake is a popular Indian Breakfast
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family Friendly Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
17 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

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