Ragi Idiyappam | Finger Millet Idiyappam

 Ragi Idiyappam | Finger Millet Idiyappam

Ragi Idiyappam | Finger Millet Idiyappam

Ragi idiyappam, also known as finger millet idiyappam, is a traditional South Indian dish that is both delicious and nutritious. Made from ragi flour it is a staple food in many homes across the region and is loved for its unique texture and taste.
Idiyappam, also known as nool puttu, is a traditional dish made from steamed rice flour that is pressed into thin noodles shape.The addition of ragi flour  (instead of rice flour) to the idiyappam recipe provides a delicious twist on this classic dish and adds a wealth of health benefits.
Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a highly nutritious grain that is rich in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium. It is known for its health benefits and is often recommended as a staple food for people who are looking to maintain a healthy diet. The ragi flour used in the idiyappam recipe is typically made from whole ragi grains that have been ground into a fine powder.
The preparation of ragi idiyappam is relatively simple and straightforward. The ragi flour is combined with salt, water to form a dough. This dough is then placed into a special idiyappam press that creates thin noodles that are then steamed until they are soft and tender. The ragi idiyappam can be served with coconut milk, tomato chutney, or sambar.
Ragi idiyappam is a popular dish for breakfast and is often served with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It is also a popular dish for lunch or dinner and is often served with a variety of side dishes, including curries, stews, and soups. The dish is particularly popular among vegetarians and vegans, as it is a source of high-quality protein and fiber and is free from animal products.
In addition to its delicious taste and nutrition profile, ragi idiyappam is also easy to digest and is suitable for people of all ages. It is particularly beneficial for children, as it provides them with the nutrients they need for growth and development.
Check out how to make this healthy Ragi idiyappam recipe below.


Ragi flour-2 cups
Salt-1 Tsp
Hot Water -2 cups + 2 Tbsps or as required 
Oil-1-2 Tsps 

Recipe video 


👉In a mixing bowl add ragi flour, salt, oil and mix well. 

👉Now add boiling water little by little and mix to form a dough .

👉Keep covered with a moist cloth for few minutes until the dough is cool enough to handle.(it should be slightly warm and not completely cooled).

👉Knead the dough for 2-4 minutes.Add oil or extra ragi flour if the dough is too sticky.

👉Meanwhile boil required water in a steamer, smear oil in Idiyappam plates or idli plates and also smear oil in the Idiyappam presser and mould keep everything ready.

👉Now take a big ball size of the dough roll it into cylindrical shape, fill it inside the Idiyappam presser and press Idiyappam on to the oil smeared Idiyappam plates or idli plates.

👉Steam the ragi Idiyappam for 5 minutes.
Remove from the plates and serve hot.

👉Repeat the process with rest of the dough.
👉Serve the ragi Idiyappam with coconut milk mixed with jaggery and cardamom powder or with vegetable Kurma or tomato thokku, vathakulambu etc..

Preparation time 20 minutes 
Yield -12 Idiyappams

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