Instant Ragi Idlis

I have already posted two varieties of instant Idlis, Instant Oats Idlis and Instant Rava idlis. This is the third variety, Instant Ragi Idlis. Since these Idlis use Eno fruit salt (which is equivalent to baking soda), I make any one of these variation only once a week as it is considered not as healthy compared to naturally fermented idlis.

My kids love these Ragi Idlis as I have called them chocolate Idlis since they were babies. Used to make their idli without Eno and still they loved it. So now whenever the idli steamer is up on the stove top, my daughter comes running to ask if it’s chocolate idli. 😁

So glad they both love Ragi. It is full of calcium and very good for bone health. Though not people’s favourite because of its colour and distinct flavour, we love this millet as we have been using it is our regular cooking since many years now. Ragi Chocolate cake is our favourite and also a hit among my readers. So many have tried and posted feedbacks that their kids too loved it.

Anyhow, hope you all love these Idlis too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 12 to 14 Idlis}

1 Cup Ragi flour/ Finger millet flour

1 Cup Semolina/ Rava/ Sooji

1 Cup Curd

Salt to taste

1 tsp Eno fruit salt

Step by step recipe:

1. Take Sooji, ragi flour, curd and salt in a bowl. Add water little by little to make a thick batter whisking constantly to avoid lumps.

2. Add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix once.

3. Steam for 20 mins or till done.

Poke a knife to see if it is done. If the knife comes out clear, the Idlis are done.

4. We love these Idlis with Tomato chutney but you can make any chutney of your choice.

In the picture is shown Sambarpalli or ajwain leaves chutney. The colour of the chutney is not bright green as I have added only couple of leaves.

Notes:

* These Idlis are made exactly like I make Instant Oats Idlis. I just substitute oats with ragi powder.

* Don’t make the idli batter very thick nor very thin. It should be thicker than regular dosa batter consistency. Else the Idlis won’t come out well.

* 1 tsp Eno fruit salt can be substituted with 1/2 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp lemon juice.

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