- Submitted by Dahlia
(Ragi Roti, Keppa Roti, Kezhvaragu Adai, Kelvaragu Adai, Nachani Roti, Finger Millet Adai)
We all know the health benefits of including millet in our diet. I have already shared many different Ragi recipes to choose from that you can make regularly. Check out the related recipes below.
Today's recipe is a very traditional one made in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Karnatake. It is a thick gluten free pancake made from finger millet flour. It is loaded with fiber and calcium. Its a perfect recipe for people on diet and for diabetic patients. You can have it for breakfast or dinner. With all the vegetables, it is a complete and quite filling meal.
Recipe for Ragi Adai
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
- Ragi Flour - 2 cups
- Onion - 2-3 (finely chopped)
- Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
- Green Chilies - 3 (finely chopped)
- Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs (finely chopped)
- Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - for frying
- Water (or Buttermilk) - to make the dough
- Take the ragi flour, chopped onions, green chilies, grated coconut, salt, finely chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves in a big mixing bowl.
- Mix everything together. Sprinkle water little by little and knead to form a smooth dough. The dough should be softer than regular chapatti dough.
- Let the dough rest covered for 5 minutes.
- Heat a griddle or tawa on medium low heat. Take a lemon sized dough to make the adai.
- Grease a Ziploc cover or any plastic cover or a banana leaf. Place the dough ball and flatten it with your fingers to about 4-6" diameter. With more experience, you can spread it directly on the tawa itself.
- Gently transfer the rolled out dough to the hot griddle.
- Drizzle few drops of oil along the edges. You could also make a hole in the center and put 2-3 drops of oil. This will make it extra crisp.
- Cook on low heat till both sides are cooked. You could cover with a lid to speed up the cooking process. Serve hot for best taste.
- You can make it more nutritious by adding finely chopped drumstick leaves or any other greens, cabbage, spring onion, capsicum (bell pepper) or grated carrot.
- If you have trouble rolling the dough, add 1 tbsp of maida or wheat flour to the dough.
Serving Ragi Adai
- This can be served plain as it is so flavorful.
- It also tastes good with kaara chutney, tomato chutney or pudhina chutney.
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