instant ragi idli
Instant Ragi Idli
Written by Jayashree
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Instant Ragi Idli is tasty, healthy and easy to make. It is a good option for breakfast, evening snack or dinner. You can serve it for people with diabetics.

 

The summer is at it’s peak, nothing is more soothing than a glass of cold water. One needs to eat simple food that is tasty and nourishing for the body. Idli is ideal during summer. Here is another version of Idli.

Ragi or finger millet is regularly used at home these days. It is gluten free and good source of protein. It is rich in calcium, good carbohydrates and proteins. It helps to control diabetes and blood sugar. It is ideal for weight watchers. It helps in controlling anxiety and depression.

Moreover, it is ideal food for summer. It has cooling properties which helps the body to combat stress. A few other idli recipes that I have shared earlier :Chennai Idli, Sago Idli,

I had earlier shared the fermented version of ragi idli. But, I find this to be more simple and handy. One hardly require ten minutes for all the preparation, keep it aside for half an hour and later put it in the mould and steam.

A few pointers before I proceed to the recipe. Curds or yoghurt must be sour. Addition of veggies is optional, you can make without it. Once the baking soda is added, immediately put it in the moulds and keep it to steam.

instant ragi idli
instant ragi idli

Let’s get to the recipe of Instant Ragi Idli

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finger millet powder
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup sour curd
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • fresh coriander
  • salt
  • water as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cashew
  • 2 green chilli
  •  

Method:

  1. Take a wide bowl, add ragi flour and semolina to it. Put salt and curd to it. Mix it well, keep the batter aside for half an hour.
  2. Chop the onion finely and grate the carrot.
  3. Make seasoning, take oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put cumin, cashew pieces, broken chilli, a few curry leaves, pour it over the batter.
  4. Add veggies and chopped coriander. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.
  5. Put water in the idli pan and heat in on a low flame.
  6. Meanwhile, put the soda powder to the batter, mix it and put it to the moulds.
  7. Steam it for fifteen minutes on moderate flame., then on low heat for five to ten minutes.
  8. Check if it is done. Switch off. Unmould after sometime.
  9. Serve with coconut chutney.

Instant Ragi Idli

Instant ragi idli is tasty, healthy and easy to make breakfast option for the busy mornings. One can make it for evening snack or dinner too.

Course Breakfast, dinner ideas, evening snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword healthy eating, idli variety, steamed cooking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 20 idli
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finger miller flour
    • 1 cup finger millet powder
    • 1 cup semolina
    • 1 cup sour curd
    • 1 carrot
    • 1 onion
    • fresh coriander
    • salt
    • water as required
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour curd
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • fresh coriander
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

For seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cashewnut

Instructions

  1. Take a wide bowl, add ragi flour and semolina to it. Put salt and curd to it. Mix it well, keep the batter aside for half an hour.

  2. Chop the onion finely and grate the carrot.

  3. Make seasoning, take oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put cumin, cashew pieces, broken chilli, a few curry leaves, pour it over the batter.Add veggies and chopped coriander. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.

  4. Put water in the idli pan and heat in on a low flame.Meanwhile, put the soda powder to the batter, mix it and put it to the moulds.

  5. Steam it for fifteen minutes on moderate flame., then on low heat for five to ten minutes. Check if it is done. Switch off. Unmould after sometime.Serve with coconut chutney.

Recipe Notes

  • Sour curds is mandatory. 
  • Addition of veggies is optional.
  • Once the baking soda is added, immediately put it in moulds and steam it.
  • Serve hot. 

This post is part of the Healthy Wellthy Cuisines with the theme “Steamed Dishes”, do check out the other recipes by co-bloggers:

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instant ragi idli
instant ragi idli

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20 Comments
  1. FoodTrails

    Ragi Idllis are very nutritious and delicious too. Your idlis look so perfect soft, and spongy!! Very nice and easy recipe.

    Reply
  2. poonampagar

    Ragi idlis with veggies make a healthy and filling brekky. Your idlis look so soft and spongy !

    Reply
  3. Ranjana

    Can dis be made w/o using soda??

    Reply
  4. Vanitha Bhat

    Looks so perfect and delicious! I love adding ragi flour in my dishes too; dosa, idlis or even dhokla! Awesome share dear <3

    Reply
    • Lata Lala

      Ragi is my favorite grain and I loved the idea to make idlis out of it. The best breakfast idea to begin your day with.

      Reply
  5. ARCHANA

    Lovely pictures of an amazing idli! I love this idli a lot and try making it often.

    Reply
  6. cookingwithsapana

    Never knew you could make ragi idlis too. I will have to give it a try the next time I buy ragi flour. Lovely idea.

    Reply
  7. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Love these tasty, healthy and easy to make idli using RAgi millet ! Perfect breakfast option for the busy mornings and even for snack too.

    Reply
  8. Lathiskitchen

    I recently made Ragi Dosa using the grinding method. Your Instant Ragi Idli sounds delicious and quick

    Reply
  9. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    These Idlies look so good Jayashree and the best part is the instant for that morning rush. The recipe will be so valuable for those crazy morning, especially for my husband.

    Reply
  10. mayurisjikoni

    Love ragi idli and make them sometimes. However, I make them plain. Like your recipe as you’ve added carrot, onions and the seasoning. Must be so tasty. Got to try your version.

    Reply
  11. Mina Joshi

    Your ragi idlis look delicious. I love the addition of vegetables to it. It’s also such a quick recipe to make.

    Reply
  12. Shobha Keshw

    These instant recipes are really a boon when we have guests and are short of time. Healthy and nice idlis. My favourite breakfast.

    Reply
  13. Preethicuisine

    Instant ragi idli is a nutritious and healthy breakfast. I love your instant recipe version. Would love to try it soon. Idli looks so soft and fluffy.

    Reply
  14. LINSY PATEL

    Your instant ragi idli looks delicious with added vegetables and seasoning in it , sure a keeper.

    Reply
    • Priya vj

      The instant ragi idli recipe is such a savior if we forget to soak and grind . Will try this soon as I always make the fermented version of ragi idlis

      Reply
  15. sizzlingtastebuds

    loving the instant version of RAgi Idli.. bookmarked to try !

    Reply

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