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.


Unknown said...

ooooh lakshmi that plate is tempting me a lot mmmm mouth watering will try it soon i was serching for the recipe dear thanks a lot for the recipe

Unknown said...

lakshmi if i don't get whole grain ragi can i use flour then how can i use tha can u please give me an idea

Unknown said...

LOoks perfect.. delicious...

Lakshmi said...

@ Rekha,
I have tried the same proportion, just by replacing whole grain ragi with ragi flour. I would strongly reccomend ragi grains.

Indian Khana said...

Raagi so healthy...gud one dear

Deepthi Shankar said...

looks soo delicious .. the picture very nice

Unknown said...

thank u somuch lakshmi

Cham said...

They are just perfect LK with sambar

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ragi idli yavatu indirlilla lakhmi. Try madbeku... organiser nalli note madkota iddini!

Raks said...

Even my mother have tried everything including idlies using raagi,but I hav never...looks nice with the sambhar:)

Lakshmi said...

Hi All,
Many of you must be imagining the taste..Idlis were really yummy as they are looking in the picture. I strongly reccomend you to use whole grain ragi for best results. Thanks for dropping by :)

Illatharasi said...

Ragi roti, ragi dli.... becoming too healthy ;)

Me doing fine Laks, how are you and akash?

Sunshinemom said...

What a tempting way to send it! I could have two of those for myself - if only I could:) Thank you very much for sending it - and yes that recipe is a keeper for me too!

Unknown said...

the idlies look yummy..Actually can u post a recipe with the flour as i dont find the grains in indian store

Unknown said...

the idlies look yummy..Actually can u post a recipe with the flour as i dont find the grains in indian store

Unknown said...

Nice and healthy entry..

Dibs said...

Tumba chennagi bandide Lakshmi!! I make sometimes with ragi flour too, however they are good only if eaten immediately. My ragi flour become very hard after sometime. Any tips?

parwatisingari said...

good see a kannada kitchen with kannada words.
i blog my recipe's