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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brown Rice - Ragi Idli

The saga of brown rice love continues and here is one more appealing breakfast dish using it. Our favorite idlis are in a new avatar because of the brown rice and ragi used in the batter.

Ingredients for around 45 - 50 idlis:
3/4 cup brown rice
3/4 cup urad dal
3/4 cup ragi
Salt to taste
Oil / ghee to grease the idli moulds

Making Idlis:
* Soak the first three ingredients separately in plenty of water for at least 4 hours. You can combine the rice and urad dal together to soak but always soak ragi individually.
* Grind dal and rice using as little water as possible in a mixer / grinder smoothly. Transfer the batter into a container. Then add the ragi to the mixer and grind smoothly adding water as needed. Add this and salt to the dal - rice batter and mix well. Let the container be big enough to allow the raise in batter after fermentation.
* Leave the batter to ferment overnight in a warm place such as a lighted oven.
* In the morning, grease the idli moulds, pour the batter into the moulds and steam cook them in an idli cooker or a pressure cooker with out the weight on.
* Serve them with chutney and sambhar.

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Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow..healthy recipe again....color looks so cute with brown dots on idli....loved the color of sambhar...nice pics..

PranisKitchen said...

one more healthy recipe.so i think we can see more recipes with brown rice..nice snap..the brown co loured idli looks simply superb

Kiran said...

Very nice and healthy idlis.Nice breakfast platter.Thank you for sharing.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Ma'm, you are creative. The idlis look so different and cute :)

Srimathi said...

Today, I am seeing a lot more brown rice recipes. Its wonderful that you have used ragi along with the brown rice.

N S said...

Oh, I too posted brown rice recipe today. Idli looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Couldn't wait to prepare.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Healthy Idlis..super..

Nitks said...

Thats another healthy recipe.. Idlis looks superb..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

I loved the look of idlies.....definitely a healthy way of making them :)

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and nutritious idli..lovely work SUma..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

what a healthy idli, perfect dear

Apu said...

Ragi is too good in steamed foods!! Idli looks super!!

Jennifer said...

Suma Hi! I really enjoyed this post. Tomorrow Fri June 4, I will post links to some fave recipes I found on net the last one month. I want to link this recipe. I was wondering if I could have permission to print your photo there too? Sorry I am contacting you so late. Here is the link to my blog-
Please let me know
jenkumar at gmail.com

Sugan said...

Can you tell me if you used ragi flour or the whole ragi for this recipe. i could see only ragi flour in the indian grocery store.

Suma Gandlur said...

Sugan, I used ragi in this recipe.
I think ragi flour can be substituted as well.

vaishali sabnani said...

suma...m flattered by u r creativity....love to try these idlis..will have to check if i get whole ragi here..u think i can use ragi flour??..also love u r blog v well organized..cheers!!:)))

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks.I think ragi flour works too.