Ragi roti

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                                                   Ready to serve Ragi roti with curds & chutney

Makes 7-8 of the above size

Serves 2-3

Ragi/Nanchne/Finger millet/Nanchano  in kannada, marati, english and konkani respectively.  It has become very popular at recent times due to the health consciousness of people.   It has an excellent source of proteins good for diabetic people and also a good source of calcium and hence Pediatritians recommend ragi food for infants of 6 months and above as it has lot of nutritional content too.  I have  already put up finger millet halwa(manni), ragi-peanut laddoo, instant ragi dosa and few more on this blog.  Today i would like to put Ragi roti (rolled) which we all have it for afternoon lunch daily.  It can be relished with curds, onion rings, cucumber slices  etc  and chutney.

What you need to have:

Ragi atta – 1 cup

2. Cooking oil – 1 Teaspoon

3. Salt – As per taste


                                                               Ingredients of Ragi roti

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a wide bowl with water in it on flame.  Add salt, cooking oil and bring it to boil.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                    Water being boiled with salt & cooking oil

2. While being boiled, add Ragi atta slowly and stir it with a spatula lowering the flame , so that it comes together to form into a chapati dough.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                        Ragi atta being added to boiling water

3. When it is done, close it with a lid for a while so that the vapors falls upon the dough to make it soft and easy to knead.  Flip again and leave it for a minute and switch of the flame.


                                                                       Ragi roti dough

4. Knead the dough with your hands in such a way that  it should be easy for you to pinch out a ball from it.  Pinch out little dough , knead it and flatten a little and dust it in ragi atta and roll it on a thick plastic sheet to the required thickness.  Repeat the same process for the remaining dough.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                        Ragi  roti dough & the pinched out ballKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                        Rolled Ragi roti

5. Place a roti skillet on medium flame.  On heating place the rolled roti on the skillet and rost till one can easily lift it and reverse it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                       Rolled Ragi roti being roasted

6. Flip it and roast it on the reverse.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                               Roti being flipped and roasted

7. Transfer it to a serving plate, apply a dash of pure ghee/butter  and enjoy with curds, onion rings and chutney or any side dish of your choice.  Yummmm and healthy!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                               Ready to serve Ragi roti with curds & chutney

Serves 3-4

Makes : 7-8 of the above size

Good to remember:  1. Use fine ragi atta for the dish else it will make the roti hard and difficult to roll too.

2. Adding a little oil makes the dough paliable and soft to knead and roll.

3. It should be relished hot for best flavour.




5 thoughts on “Ragi roti

    Saranya said:
    August 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    A very healthy recipe! Please do check out my ragi roti recipe too.. http://saranyas.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/ragi-roti/

    kum said:
    August 22, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I often make ragi rottis …
    Thank you so much for sharing so many traditional and new recipes…

    Blog: global vegan fare

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Kum,

      Thanx for your sweet words of encouragement!!!!

    Banashankari said:
    August 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Never tried this way of ragi rotti…will definitely try. ps: I am a long time reader, never commented. All your recipes are great. keep up the good work

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Banashankari,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community.

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