- 1 cup ragi flour
- water as needed
- salt to taste
- oil to grease
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.
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.
How to make Ragi Idiyappam
Ragi is a gluten free whole grain, and hence perfectly fine to be included in a gluten-free diet.