Organic Ragi Idli - Authentic Recipe

Organic Ragi Idli

Organic Ragi Idli - Easy Homemade Recipe
Prep Time: 16 hours | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 16 hours 20 minutes
  • Idli Rice - 3 cups
  • Whole and Skinned Urad Dal - 1 cup
  • Organic sprouted Ragi Atta - 2 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for greasing
  • Water - as required

How to make Ragi Idli?

Step 1 - Soaking the rice and dal
  1. In a bowl, take the rice and wash it with water
  2. In another bowl take the urad dal and wash it with water
  3. Soak the rice and dal in water for 6 hours
Step 2 - Grind the rice and dal
  1. Use a mixer grinder to gring the rice and dal seperatey
  2. Ensure that the batter does not stay very grainy
  3. A smooth batter is the best
Step 3 - Add the ragi flour
  1. To the rice and dal batter, add the ragi atta
  2. Mix well. You can use a whisker here. Ensure that no lumps are left in batter.
Step 4 - Fermenting
  1. It will take about 7 to 10 hours for the batter to ferment
  2. In hot climate conditions, the batter will get fermented in 7 hours.
  3. It took about 8 hours for the batter to get properly fermented in Mumbai (That is where I made this recipe)
  4. The batter will not rise excessively. but you will be able to see bubbles in the bater if you mix the batter with a spoon
Step 5 - Preparing the batter
  1. Add salt as per taste to the fermented batter.
  2. Mix the fermented batter using a spoon. Don't mix too much.
Step 6 - Making the Ragi Idlis
  1. In an Idli steamer, keep water to boil. 
  2. Grease the idli mould with little oil
  3. Add 1 spoonful of ragi idli batter in the mould. Don't add too much batter else the idlis will rise and come out of the mould spoiling the shape.
  4. Once the water has come to a boil in the steamer, keep the batter filled moulds in the steamer.
  5. Keep the lid and allow the idlis to steam for 15 to 20 minutes on medium flame. Lower the flame after 10 minutes
  6. You can check on the idlis after 12 to 15 minutes by putting a knife through the idli.
Step 7 - Demoulding the Idli
  1. Once the idli is cooked properly, switch off the flame and remove the mould from the idli steamer
  2. Allow the mould to cool down for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now use a spoon to remove the idlis.
Step 8 - Serve the Idlis
  1. You can serve these beautiful reddish brown Ragi Idlis with Sambhar and coconut chutney
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