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Multigrain Idly – Ragi idly

Inji was right. After not blogging for a longg time, now when I sit to do a post, I am at a complete loss.. dont know what to type other than the recipe. Really BLANK !!!! OK. I am not going to try much – so straight to the recipe in pics.One cup ragi & one cup idly rice – Soaked for 4 to 6 hours
One cup ural dal – Soaked for 4 to 6 hours

Ragi other names : Fingermillet, kezhvaragu

Soak cup of rice & cup of ragi ( and a cup of urad dal separately )
Grind rice & ragi to a smooth batter. Grind urad dal to butter consistency and add to the rice and ragi batter . Mix well with hands

Store the batter in a dark place for 6 hours. Store in a dark warm place. ( I place the batter in my conventional oven after pre heating). The batter ferments and rises

Add a tablespoon of salt to the fermented batter, mix well and pour in idly moulds

Idlys – steamed for 10 mins

Ragi idly with coconut chutney and banana with honeySee more idly making tips here…I use ravi brand idly rice. Idly rice is parboiled rice that is boiled with the kernel intact. This process of boiling rice not only imparts flavour to the rice but also much of the nutrients of the kernel is absorbed by the rice.

Comparing to regular idly, ragi idlys ferment quicker and are fluffier. Tastewise I found no difference.
You can also make dosais with the same batter – again no difference tastewise.

See also :
Ragi koozhu

December 13, 2007 - Posted by | High Fibre, Low cholesterol


  1. hi revathi…on seeing the picture…i guess it came out very doubt is can i give this idly to my baby(7 months old)…

    Comment by lavi | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. wow! this is super healthy. i have only tasted ragi dosa. this doesnt even have the added oil. really nice!

    Comment by Nags | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. a very healthy variation to regular idlis. Can i use regular millet (jowar) if i don’t get ragi? i mean will it also ferment well like ragi?

    Comment by Latha | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. Wow super heallthy Idlis…. I just make ragi dosa .. Never even bought ragis.. Your idlis look so fluffy.. Great recipe!

    Comment by KALVA | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  5. Thats the point of multigrain idlys. I want to try any wholesome grain. I have not tried with regular millet but I dont see why we cannot use it. If you try it out pls let me know how it turns out !

    Comment by Revathi | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  6. Those look really neat with the color in them 🙂

    Comment by meeso | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  7. Revathi, you’re back! hooray! 🙂

    Now I finally have a real grinder, I am going to try all sorts of idlies I haven’t done before. These look so light and delicious and I love the color, too.

    Tell me, if I didn’t have idli rice, could I soak some short-grain (like sona masuri etc) rice? lots of times I just cheat with idli rava and that’s come out ok, but now I can grind I’d like to use raw rice.

    Comment by Linda | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  8. Here you go Revathi, i did the same too. Nice to have you back. I loved the look of those idlis !

    Comment by archana | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  9. welcome to I-don’t-know-what-to-write bloggers club…:)
    i like the taste of ragi.. will surely try this.. i make puttu with it normally.can i make this with ragi podi or does it have to be the grains?

    Comment by Mallugirl | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  10. This looks like a very healthy dish. Never tasted this before. will try it. Nice to have you back. Will look forward to more of your recipes.

    Comment by Kribha | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  11. I have been contemplating on adding ragi to my diet, your soft idlis are really tempting. I will buy ragi when I go to the Indian store tomorrow.

    Comment by Shankari | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  12. revathi, welcome back. You know “one picture is worth thousand words” and you have several gorgeous pictures 🙂 So don’t worry about not writing enough!

    Comment by Mandira | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  13. a healthy variation…would love to try it out….it’s good to see you blogging again.

    Comment by Jayashree | December 16, 2007 | Reply

  14. wowwww revathi ragi idlis are very new recipe to meee looks wonderfulll and healthy thanks for sharing

    Comment by Sagari | December 17, 2007 | Reply

  15. Hi Revathi,

    Ragi idly looks perfect….its healthy…good breakfast to start the day.Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by USHA | December 18, 2007 | Reply

  16. They looks delicious. I have only ate normal idlis. Would love to try these

    Comment by Happy cook | December 19, 2007 | Reply

  17. Ooh! Those are some good looking idlis, yum yum!:))

    Comment by Asha | December 19, 2007 | Reply

  18. Looks wonderful. Thanx for sharing, Revathi.

    Comment by Puspha | December 20, 2007 | Reply

  19. tried it out….loved it. thx.

    Comment by Jayashree | December 28, 2007 | Reply

  20. tried it out and have blogged about it….do check it out. thx.

    Comment by Jayashree | December 31, 2007 | Reply

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