Monday, October 8, 2018

INSTANT RAGI IDLIS / NACHNI IDLIS


Ragi or finger millet is one of the most nutritious and healthy cereals. In Hindi it is known as nachni. These days we are trying to use this super grain / flour in a variety of dishes like sweets, pancakes, porridge, dosas, parathas, puris, payasams etc etc....
There are many ways of preparing ragi idlis. You can either soak the grains along with rice in equal proportions, grind and use the batter, or you can simple add some ragi flour to the left over idli dosa batter and make them. This recipe is instant one which is prepared by adding yogurt to the ragi flour and semolina. It really is a handy recipe when we have guests at home and are short of time.
I am part of a group called, Recipe Swap Challenge on fb where two bloggers are paired together each time and we have to choose and prepare a dish from our partner's blog. My partner this time is Archana Potdar of The Mad Scientist's Kitchen. Today's recipe of Instant Ragi Idlis is from her blog. Do visit her space to check out her collection.
Here is a recipe of soft and fluffy instant ragi idlis. The only little change that I have made from her recipe is I have roasted the semolina and ragi flour, cooled it and then added the yogurt and eno.

Ingredients:
Ragi flour .... 1 cup
Semolina ..... 1 cup (use thin variety)
Yogurt .......... 1 cup
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ....... 1 pinch
Curry leaves .... few
Eno ................. 1 tsp
Lemon juice ... 1 tsp
Oil ................. 3 tbsps
Salt .............. to taste
Water ........... as needed.

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida.









When they crackle tip in the curry leaves.








Next add the semolina and stir fry for 2 minutes on medium flame.









Stir in the ragi flour..








Stir fry for a minute.









Remove in a bowl and let it cool.









Now add the yogurt.








Add salt and whisk it well adding a little water.Set it aside for 15 minutes. The batter would have thickened a bit. Adjust the consistency by adding a little water.








Just before making the idlis add eno and a teaspoon of lemon juice over it. Mix well immediately.








Grease the idli moulds and pour the batter into them.








Place the mould rack in the idli cooker with some water at the bottom for steaming. Place it on the gas and steam for 10 to 12 minutes.








Remove the mould after cooling.









Demould the idlis carefully using a small spatula.









Serve them with any chutney, sambar and podi.








46 comments:

  1. They look wonderful! I love ragi idlis too, so nutritious, especially for kids :)

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  2. What a unique and healthy recipe Shobha! I like your step by step pictures. The idlis look so spongy.

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    1. Thanks for comlimenting on the post Sandhya

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  3. Gorgeous and healthy idlis! I always try to add a bit of ragi to many of my dosas and idlis! Your idlis look so fluffy and perfect! Wonderful share!

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  4. Healthy and tasty instant raggi idly. Thanks for the recipe

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  5. Ragi Idli looks so soft and perfect. Such a healthy and delicious meal option. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Wow, instant ragi idli sounds delicious...idli being the healthy breakfast, making it with ragi makes it more healthier.. it came out perfectly

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  7. The ragi idlis looks so perfect best option for breakfast and starting the day with a bang, lovely share.

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    1. Yes Soma.. healthy breakfast is always better.

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  8. ragi idli really taste great and a perfect breakfast or lunch recipes.

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  9. Ragi idlis look so spongy and perfect di ! A very healthy breakfast option for sure !

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  10. A healthier take on our regular idlis. Once I tried with only ragi flour and didn't like the taste much. Must try with ragi and semolina. I'm sure it's taste wouldbe good

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    1. Yes this one tasted very nice.. Even I don't like anything prepared with only ragi.

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  11. Such a healthy and delicious islisI, it has come so nice and soft. Yum

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  12. Ragi idlis looks so soft & spongy. this is a new one for me but totally loving it...delicious and healthy too

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  13. wow! ragi idlis look so tempting, must be a powerhouse of nutrients. I wish I can make them fast and feed my soon. Thanks for the share dear Shobha :)

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    1. Thanks Meghna.. yes they really are power packed with nutrition.

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  14. Past a couple of years I started using ragi flour, and making ragi idlis, your version is little different, surely will try yours too.

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    1. Thanks dear.. I just started using now as we never used to get in Brazil.

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  15. I love using millet (whole grain and flour) to replace rice and wheat in traditional recipes! Thank you for the step by step pictures! Will be really helpful.

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  16. I've just recently bought some more ragi flour and will be trying this recipe out. We too are trying to incorporate more healthy grains into our diet. Ragi idlis looks so tempting.

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    1. same here.. I have started using other flour varieties more these days.

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  17. I love instant idli recipes as they work so well for weeknight dinners. Ragi idli looks great and love the wonderful texture that you have attained.

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    1. Thanks Sandhya.. I love these instant recipes too.

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  18. Instant version Idlies are life saver and super handy they are. Just love ragi idli this way. Lovely pick Shobha and they came out super spongy n soft.

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  19. Healthy idli recipe...ragi idlis are looking so soft and delicious...

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  20. The ragi idlis looks so healthy :) perfect breakfast option..... lovely share.

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  21. Instantb idlis are a boon and these healthy ragi idlis are a must try. Looks amazing

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    1. True dear.. specially when we have guests at home.

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  22. Wow what a healthy treat. Ragi idli looks so soft and delicious. Loved your pictures. Superb share.

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  23. Rava idli is my all time favorite food. Addition of ragi makes it more healthier...will try it soon..thnx for the recipe.

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    1. Yes, ragi is a healthy grain.. I am also trying to add it to various dishes.Thanks dear.

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