Ragi Idli for Tried and Tasted and No Coconut Sambar

This is my contribution for Zlamushka's Tried and Tasted event featuring Indira's blog this month. I have tried these Ragi Idlis before with Ragi Flour, but for Tried and Tasted event I made Idlis using whole grain ragi itself and it was superb. Thank you Janani and Indira for wonderfull recipe. You can see this recipe on Indira's blog (Click on Indira's Blog). However I would like to write down the recipe here for my own future reference.

You Need the following to make Ragi Idli :

Whole grain Ragi - 1cup
Idli rava/Idli Rice - 1cup
Uddinabele/Uraddal-3/4 cup
Methi Seeds - 1tsp

Soak all these separately and grind them. Mix them together and let it ferment atleast for 12 hrs. Add salt and mix. Make Idlis and enjoy with your favorite accomapniment.

No Coconut Quick Sambar :
This is different from earlier sambar I have posted on TOM. Here is the recipe for "No Coconut Sambar"
You need the following :
Hesarubele/Split Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Togaribele/Tovardal/split pigeon peas -1tbsp
Mixed Vegetables -1/2 cup
Tomato -2
Turmeric - 1pinch
Pressure cook all the above ingredients. When the pressure comes down, remove it and keep it aside. 
Add tamarind juice about 1tbsp would be enough. Add salt.
Powder : 
Coriander - 1tbsp
Cumin - 1tsp
RedChillies-4 (adjust according to your spice levels)
Roast the above ingredients on a hot pan and powder them. Alternatively you can can use ready powders if you have (roasted coriander powder, roasted cumin powder and roasted chilli powder). 
Optional : Cloves and Cinnamon Powder, half teaspoon each. 
Add this powder to pressure cooked vegetable and dal. 
Tampering :
Oil -1tsp, Mustard seeds -1/2tsp, Curry leaves
Add this tampering mixture to pressure cooked vegetable and dal. Boil for next 4-5mins. Adjust the flavors by adding necessary ingredient. Serve hot with Idlis.

These healthy brown ragi idlis will also participate in Sunshine mom's FIC-Brown event.
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