Ragi Rava Idli Recipe - Steamed High Protein Finger Millet Idli

You must try this Ragi Rava Idli Recipe, that is made really simple & easy with ragi flour and sooji and spiced with green chillies and then steamed. It makes a great high protein breakfast and a great indian diabetic breakfast or dinner.

Archana Doshi
Ragi Rava Idli Recipe - Steamed High Protein Finger Millet Idli
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The Ragi Rava Idli Recipe is a healthy preparation of the traditional Rava Idli that is made from Ragi Flour and Sooji.

In this Ragi Rava Idli recipe, ragi flour, also known as the finger millet flour is combined along with semolina (rava) and spiced it up with green chillies, mustard, and curry leaves. It's a super simple Rava Idli Recipe that makes a great Indian diabetic breakfast and a high protein breakfast as well.

Serve the Ragi Rava Idli Recipe along with with Tomato Chutney and Idli Milagai Podi for a high protein South Indian breakfast and a Indian Diabetic Breakfast or a snack. 

Did you know: Ragi is rich in calcium, helps in weight loss, has a high fiber content, battles anemia, reduces blood cholesterol and also regulates blood sugar levels. Because of its low glycemic index, it helps reduce food cravings and slows down absorption of starch, thus helps in regulating the blood sugar for diabetic.

If you like this Ragi Rava Idli Recipe, try our other Idli Recipes that you can make for your South Indian Breakfast:

  1. Veggie Rava Idli Recipe
  2. Green Moong Dal And Vegetable Idli Recipe
  3. Thonnai Idli Recipe (Dried Leaves Idli)

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet)
  • 1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Enos fruit salt , or 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil

How to make Ragi Rava Idli Recipe - Steamed High Protein Finger Millet Idli

  1. To begin making the Ragi Rava Idli Recipe, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, on medium heat, then add in the mustard seeds and urad dal.

  2. Now allow the mustard seeds to crackle and urad dal to turn brown in colour. 

  3. Once done, add the chopped curry leaves, green chillies and ginger. Once it begins to splutter, turn off heat and keep aside.

  4. Meanwhile, combine the ragi flour, rava, yogurt, enos fruit salt, oil and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick batter (approximately 1 cup). Allow the mixture to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. After the ragi rava idli batter has rested for 15 minutes; stir in any additional water if the batter has become too think, it should fall thick batter and not like blob.

  6. Next add in the seasoning. Stir the ragi rava idli batter well to combine. 

  7. Preheat a Idli steamer with water. Pour the Ragi Rava Idli batter into the idli mold cavities. Place into the preheated steamer and steam the rava idli for 10 minutes until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. Once steamed, remove the Ragi Rava Idli from the steamer and keep aside for 5 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle some water over the idli's so they come out clean when you take them out of the cavities. Use a spoon to run through the sides of the cavities to remove idli.

  10. Serve the Ragi Rava Idli Recipe along with with Tomato Chutney and Idli Milagai Podi for a high protein south Indian breakfast and a Indian diabetic breakfast or a snack. 

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Last Modified On Monday, 15 July 2019 11:09
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