June 09, 2006

Raagi Roti

Hello Friends!!! Iam so happy to be blogging about Raagi roti. I have seen Indira's Raagi Sankati, VKN's Raagi Dosa, Sailu's Raagi Roti and many other incredible bloggers who have created a wonderful dish out of this flour.Well today I thought let me try to create one such tasty but still simple simple dish from this flour that can be really done in no time.Yes, it is indeed a nice recipe that I would like to contribute to Tony's Curry Mela and share with you all. I personally liked the introduction given by Sailu about Raagi and I do ask everybody to give it a glance.


Ragi- 1 cup
onions- 1/2 (Chop thinly)
tamarind paste - a tad bit
water - 1 1/4 cup
salt - 1 tsp


mustard-1/2 tsp
curry leaves-2 sprigs
g.chillies- 4(thin round slices)


  1. Heat oil in a big sauce pan.Crackle mustard seeds.Add chillies, fry them and then add curry leaves.Now add onions and fry just for 2 min.
  2. Now add 1 1/4 cup of water.Once heated add the tad bit of tamarind paste and mix till color of water changes.Now add salt(1tsp).Close the sauce pan and let the water boil.
  3. Once the water boils reduce the flame completely and add the ragi flour as a heap in the centre and just put a laddle in the center and close the lid and the let the ragi cook for just another 10 min.
  4. Now switch off the flame,mix the ragi flour with the ladle briskly.
  5. Once the dough becomes warm and pliable make into 3 equal balls.
  6. Now pat it onto a med hot pan with oil as base, like a roti and fry equally on both sides with oil.(Tip:Just spray ur hand with water before patting so that it is easy to make a thin dough or else try pressing the dough with a flat spatula to give a thin & round shape)
  7. Now serve this nutritious roti with ghee/ sugar/ pickle or just about anything and it's all your choice.


Vineela said...

ragi roti looks yummy.nice recipe.

shilpa said...

That looks yummy. I am readina lot about raagi these days. I want to try all possible dishes once I get hold of raagi flour here.

sailaja said...

Tangy twist to the raggi roti, BDSN. Cool eh?

Sumitha said...

A nutritious,filling and a tasty dish!

BDSN said...

Vineela: Thanks!!
Shilpa:Thanks again!!!Yes I guess u have a very big list!!!
Sailaja:Heheh!!It is indeed a tangy twist!!!
SumitaShibu: Thankyou!!

balmlk said...

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BDSN said...

Hey Balmlk:
Thanks for dropping by.Good reading ur blog...I will be happy to visit ur blog again...

Dream said...

I tried it today..it really turned out well...thanks

BDSN said...

Hey Dream..

Iam really glad you liked it..Well i tried to visit your blog but the blogger does not allow..Strange??

Aparna said...

Hope you go through this comment.. are you from Karnataka... coz ragi rotti is made at homes of very interior villages of rural karnataka. I am not sure if it is made somewhere else also... that one is too good..i just got in here from Tony's curry mela.

BDSN said...

Aparna: Thanks!!Iam so happy I did not miss your comment. I have seen my mom make this dish at home for us. No.. Iam not from Karnataka.But I feel this dish is quite popular bcoz of its nutritional value...

Sanjana said...

My mom makes this snack and I remember running to the kitchen asking for second helping. Thanks for sharing this recipe here.
Chk here for ragi upma:

Adam said...

Ragi is one the best substances grown in India and Africa. I love all items made out of these. You have done a great job in posting details on how to make Ragi Roti. I am also a great fan of Ragi Malt which are generally made sweet. There is also a salt and hot version of Ragi Malt which I tried and it has come good also. I have put it in my site. Do have a look when you get some time.