Ragi pidi kozhukkattai is a variation of traditional pidi kozhukkattai which is made using rice flour. Pidi kozhukkattai tastes well and there is no need for any side dish for this. Making pidi kozhukkattai is simple.
Ragi is gluten free grain which is very good for our health. Ragi is a rich source of calcium, iron and protein. Ragi flour is rich in dietary fibre and it slowly digests. So the stomach feels fuller and is good for people with diabetes.
You can also try other Ragi recipes from my blog.
Ragi / Finger Millet Pidi Kozhukattai
- Ragi Flour – 1 cup
- Water – 2 cups
- Onion – 1 chopped finely
- Green Chillies – 2 chopped finely
- Ginger – 1 inch piece grated or chopped finely
- Grated Coconut – ¼ cup
- Salt – 1 tsp. or as needed
- Oil – 1 tsp.
- Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
- Ured Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Channa Dhal – 1 tsp.
- Peanuts – 1 tbsp. optional
- Curry Leaves – a handful chopped finely
- In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
- When it splutters, add ured dhal, channa dhal and peanuts and fry for a minute.
- Add curry leaves, ginger and chopped onion and fry till onions turn transparent.
- Now add grated coconut, water and salt and let it boil.
- When the water boils, add ragi flour and mix well without forming lumps with the back of a ladle.
- Switch off the stove when it becomes thick and close with a lid.
- After 10 minutes, transfer it to a plate and let it cool down.
- Now make balls out of the ragi mixture by touching in water in between.
- Steam the ragi balls in a cooker by keeping in a greased vessel. You can also steam in idly plates for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.