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Ragi Idiyappam

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Ingredients

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1 cup ragi flour
water as needed
salt to taste
oil to grease

Nutritional information

455
calories
95.39 g
carbohydrates
12.91 g
protein
1.23 g
fat
3 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Ragi Idiyappam

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Ragi idiyappam is a bit of a different take on traditional idiyappam, which is normally made out of rice flour and pressed into the form of noodles. Normal idiyappam is white in color like the rice flour it is made from. This ragi version of idiyappam’s coloring is brown, reflecting the natural coloring of ragi flour. Not only does it make the dish look more interesting on your plate, but it also tastes different than traditional idiyappam.

Health Benefits

Ragi is an ancient grain that has been cultivated and eaten for thousands of years of human history. It is prized for its ability to grow in unfavorable conditions as well as its health benefits. Eating ragi on a regular basis can actually improve a person’s quality of life. Ragi has a high concentration of calcium which helps to produce strong bones and prevents certain diseases, such as osteoporosis from forming. It also helps in regulating diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels.

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How to make Ragi Idiyappam

  • Roast ragi flour in a pan for 5 mins over a low flame.
    • Add salt to taste.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
    • Add to the roasted flour little by little.
    • Mix well.
    • Bring together to form a soft dough.
  • Grease your idiyappam press with oil.
    • Shape the dough into a cylinder.
    • Fill the dough in the idiyappam press.
  • Grease the idli plate with a drop of oil.
    • Press in a circular motion to fill the plate.
    • Repeat in batches
  • Pour water in the idli steamer.
    • Steam for 10-12 mins.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or sugar and enjoy!

Trivia

Ragi is a gluten free whole grain, and hence perfectly fine to be included in a gluten-free diet.

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