Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ragi(Finger-Millet) and Cracked Wheat Idli

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Second recipe from Tamalapaku: Ragi Idli/Steam Finger Millet Cakes. I pretty much followed the base recipe but substituted Cracked Wheat instead of Cracked Rice/Idli Rava. I had it with pressure cooked chicken curry (~ to the one I posted last week) and Stuffed Egplant in Kadai Gravy.
  • 2 Cups Ragi Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Whole and Hulled Black Gram/Urad Dhal
  • 1/2 Cup Cracked Wheat
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • A pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt, as needed (to be added post-fermentation)
  • Soak the Black Gram for 4 hours.Soak the Cracked Wheat in Warm Water for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Grind the Black Gram to a smooth paste with little water. Mix the Black Gram batter and Ragi Flour with little Water.
  • Add the soaked cracked wheat to the batter along with the baking soda. 
  • Add water to until the mixture reaches a batter-like consistency. The mixture shouldn't be thick or runny. Let the mixture sit and ferment in a warm spot overnight. It might take upto 18hrs in cold places.
  • Once the volume has almost doubled and the mixture has a distinctive odor, it is fermented. It can be used rightaway and the leftover can be refrigerated upto 3-4 days.
  • Stir in the salt before using.
  • Grease the Idli moulds and pour little batter. 
  • Steam it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Tastes best when consumed hot/warm with spicy chutney or spicy chicken kurma and eggplant gravy.

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  1. healthy and super nutritious idli

  2. very nutritious breakfast

  3. Real healthy one...

  4. I have never tried ragi idlis, but they look nice.

  5. Such a healthy mix of ingredients -- will definitely have to try these soon.

  6. One healthy packed meal CL..those ragi idlis are looking so inviting..not to mention those eggplants..

  7. Very healthy alternative... Would love to try .. And eating them with Eggplants ?? You seriously have woken up my senses ;)

    Glad to be a follower, would look forward to fantastic recipes like this one.


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