Friday, April 27, 2012

Ragi Idly Tomato Garlic Chutney

Ragi Idlies 
This recipe is suitable for people, who are on a diet to lose weight.  Ragi flour is great for  diabetic people too.

Serves: 3
Makes: 15 Idlies


Ragi Flour – 100 grams
Idly batter  - ¼ cup
Urad dhal – 25 gram
Methi (fenugreek)  seeds – ¼ tspn
baking soda – 1 pinch
salt – to taste


Soak the urad dhal and methi seeds for  1 hour.
Slightly roast the ragi powder
Grind the urad dhal and methi seeds to a  smooth paste.
Mix together the roasted ragi flour, urad dhal paste, and idly batter . 
 Leave to   ferment for at least  8 hours.
Once the batter is fermented, Add the baking soda and salt and  mix it well.
Grease the oil or ghee in a idly cooker plates and pour the batter, like you would make idlies. 
 Steam cook for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with coriander chutney, roasted gram chutney, tomato chutney  or fish curry, mutton kurma, chicken kurma

For kids we can spread any Jam or Halwa . Ragi idli is suitable for kids healthy breakfast also.

Tomato Garlic Chutney

For grinding (to Roast and to Grind)

Oil – ½ tspn
Mustard seeds – ½ tspn
Curry leaves - few
Urad dhal – 1 tspn
Whole red chili – 4 (or) 5 nos (adjust to taste)

Ripe Tomato – 2 large
Onion – 1 no
Garlic -  8 pods
Grated Coconut - 1 tbspn
Salt – to taste
Sugar – 1 pinch


In a pan, heat the oil temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, whole red chili urad dhal.
Fry for two minutes.
Add coarsely  chopped garlic, onion, tomato and grated coconut salt and sugar.
Cook for 5 minutes, let it cool.
Grind in a mixer/blender  for few seconds.
Tomato garlic chutney is ready to serve.
This chutney goes well with any Snack or South Indian Tiffin items
Healthy side dish for ragi idly 

sending to chandrani's Breakfast Ideas and Nithu's Healthy food for healthy kids Breakfast & dinner hosted by Roshini , Priya's Helathy diet hosted by vardhini ,sumee's ban vivant moment breakfast idea.
Gayathiri WTML hosted by Rascookbook. kerala kitchen hosted by ramya


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  2. Both ragi idly and chutney looks absolutely irresistible..

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  5. Healthy idlis and the chutney looks very good..

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  7. Very healthy and yumy breakfast. Thanks for linking my event.

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