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Ragi Rava Idly

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Thanks to food blogging which gave me an opportunity to meet many like minded people. 

Jeyashri Suresh is a writer of the famous blog Jeyashri’s kitchen is one among them. She is passionate about creating healthy food particularly millet based. She has published two cookbooks named “Neengalum Samaikalam Sirudhaniyam” and “Kutties kitchen”. 

I have recently started a small talk series in my youtube channel and I am happy to start this series with Jeyashri and  here is the healthy millet idly shared by Jeyashri.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 or 5 idlies


1/4 cup Ragi flour

1/4 cup Rava / Semolina

1/4 cup Yogurt

1/2 tsp Eno Salt

3 tsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp channa dal

1/2 tsp urad dal

1/2 tsp Ginger, grated

Salt to taste

1 tsp lemon juice

Few Curry leaves

Few Coriander leaves

1 Green chillie

Method with step wise pictures:

1) In a
pan add oil and add the mustard seeds. Once it splutters add the channa
dal, urad dal, grated ginger and green chili (slit). Cook till the dal
turns into golden brown. 

2) Add
finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves


3) Add
the ragi flour and rava. Switch off the flame.


4) Mix
well and allow this to cool completely. Transfer this to a bowl.

5) I
discarded the green chili, so that it won’t get into the mouth while
eating the idlis.

6) Add
salt and lemon juice. Mix well.

7) Add
yogurt to this and mix well. Add little water to this to get a thick
batter consistency.


8) Add
eno salt to this and mix well. The batter will get loosened after adding
eno salt.


9) Ensure
the eno salt is not of old stock, else it won’t make the idli soft.

10) Grease
the idli mould and steam the idlis for 7-8 minutes. 


11) After
2 minutes take the idlis off from the mould. 

12) Ragi
rava idlis are ready to serve. Serve with your favourite chutney.


13) These
idlis stay soft even after 2-3 hours.

14) So
you can pack for kids lunch box too.

Serving Suggestions:

1) Serve it with your favorite chutney for breakfast or for lunch.

2) It fits well for the kid’s lunchbox as well.



1) You can add 1 tbsp of grated carrots to the batter to make it healthy.

2)  Few cashew nuts can be added while adding the mustard seeds.

3) Do not over steam, else the idlis will turn hard.

4) Ensure the eno salt is not  old. We get eno fruit salt in medical
shops and super markets.

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