Ragi an inexpensive staple food but rich in nutritional benefits.Ragi is a nutritious weight loss food and a healthy food for diabetics
There are many recipes made from ragi like Ragi dosai,Ragi porridge,Ragi roti,Ragi biscuits.My post is on Ragi vegetable idly today.Just wanna make something different from the usual Ragi Idly.
I wanted to make it more healthy.So for a change added few veggies to the batter and made it taste better.
Ragi is an extremely nutritious cereal and is very beneficial for maintaining good health.
PREPARATION TIME:15 MINS
COOKING TIME:15 MINS
YIELDS :12-15 IDLIS.
1/2 cup urad dhal
1&1/2 cup ragi flour
3/4 cup fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
Water as required
1 chopped carrot
A fistful of peas
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dhal
2 tsp sesame oil
Soak the urad dhal and fenugreek seeds in water for an hour.
After an hour,grind them in a mixer with salt and water.
Now add the ragi flour to the ground urad dhal.
Add required water to make a batter.Let it rest for 8 hours for the fermentation process.
You can see the batter has doubled in volume(pic 3).
Heat 2 tsp of sesame oil,add the mustard seeds and urad dhal.
Let it splutter,then add the veggies and saute for a min on medium flame with very little salt.
Now add the sauteed veggies to fermented ragi batter.
Mix well and pour the batter into greased Idly trays.Let it cook for 10-12 mins.Ragi Vegetable Idly is ready now.
Serve the Ragi Vegetable Idly with spicy Poondu chutney.
TAKE CARE TIPS:
Do not soak the urad dhal for more than an hour.
You can add any veggies of your choice like potato,beans,cauliflower.
Use the fermented batter the same day to get soft,spongy idly.