Ragi idiyappam/ Finger millet idiyappam

Ragi or finger millet is one of the most nutritious and healthy cereals.  Ragi is a natural source of calcium for kids and aging people,, Calcium with vitamin D help strengthen the bones.  It also helps to reduce weight and bring down the cholesterol level.


 Ragi powder – 2 cups
Water – 2 cups or as needed
Salt as needed
Oil  – 1 tbsp


In a pan, dry roast ragi powder on low flame till a nice aroma wafts  through air. It takes 2 – 3 minutes. keep aside.

In a pan, boil water along with salt and oil. Add this water little by little to the ragi powder.. Use a spoon to mix this as it will be very hot. When the mixture is warm enough to handle, knead well  using hand to form a soft dough. Press the above ragi mixture through idiyappam maker. Place this in greased idli moulds. Idiyappam can be topped with grated coconut. Using  a steamer steam the idiyappam for 10 minutes. Serve hot with coconut milk, vegetable stew, egg roast, etc. 

18 thoughts on “Ragi idiyappam/ Finger millet idiyappam”

  1. They look like chocolate angel hair to me, and which is good! I have never had idiyappam in my life, but after looking at these, I want them badly in life.

    • Hi Angie, Idiyappam also know as string hoppers, is a traditional kerala, tamil food consisting of rice flour pressed in to noodle form and then steamed.


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