Ragi or Finger millet is one of the millets that is rich in iron and calcium. It is one of the popular millets and can be made into a variety of dishes like semiya, dosa, adai or biscuits. We usually make Ragi adai or ragi dosa at home. I love savory kozhukattais, so wanted to try one with Ragi. It turned out well. 🙂
It can be made for breakfast/dinner or can be made just as a evening snack.
Let’s see how to make this simple and healthy dish
|Makes : 16||Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25 mins|
|Ragi flour||1.5 cups|
|Rice flour||1 tbsp|
|Green chilli(finely minced)||2|
|Grated coconut||1/2 cup|
|Bengal gram||1 tsp|
|Split urad dal||1 tsp|
|Cumin seeds||1 tsp|
- Finely chop the green chillies. Mix Ragi and rice flour together and keep it ready.
- Heat a kadai/pan, add oil followed by mustard, split urad dal, bengal gram, cumin seeds, asofetida, green chillies and curry leaves.
- Add water, salt and bring it to a boil.
- Now, add the ragi flour to the boiling water and stir well.
- It will immediately thicken. Add the grated coconut and switch it off.
- Let it cool completely and knead the dough by applying oil on your hands.
- Now, take small portions of the dough and make it into kozhukattai shape. You can also shape them into balls.
- Arrange them in a idli plate or a steamer and steam them for about 10 mins.
- Serve hot with chutney of your choice!!
– You can also add small coconut pieces instead of grated coconut.
– Don’t steam the kozhukattais for long as it will become hardened.