Monday, November 2, 2009

Raagi Rotti (Finger Millet Roti)

We have a saying in Kannada - Raagi tindava Nirogi (The one who eats Raagi will have no diseases). Raagi is high in Protein, fiber and low in fat. Raagi cools down the body hence its eaten more during summer. My son LOVES Raagi Rotti and calls it 'Raagi Chapati'. Here is how I prepare, hope you like the dish too (I add all the vegetables since its easier to feed my picky eater son).


1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3 tbsps finely chopped cilantro
2 finely chopped tomatoes (optional)
1 cup grated mooli (radish)
4 finely chopped green chilies or 1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 1/2 cups Raagi Flour
2 tbsps rice flour
salt to taste
2 tbsps of oil or oil spray
1/4 cup plain yogurt (if needed)

  1. Mix grated carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, radish, chopped onions, tomatoes, cumin seeds, green chilies. Add salt and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix all the flours in the mixture. If the dough is too tight, add plain yogurt. Do not add water since it will make Raagi rotti chewy and hard.

  1. Spread 1/2 tsp of oil on the aluminum foil. Make small fist size balls and pat as thinly as possible on the oiled foil. If the dough sticks to your hand while patting, dip your hand in water and pat.
  2. Put the foil on the hot skillet and bake for 30 seconds on medium high flame. Remove foil.
  3. Flip Raagi rotti and bake for one more minute or till completely baked.
  4. Serve hot with butter, chutney powder and yogurt.

Bake on low flame for 3-4 minutes for crispier Rottis.


Sailaja Damodaran said...

very healthy......nice way to eat vegetables too...

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe,looks really delicious and its healthy too

Nithya said...

Wow.. roti looks really nice and I like it loads too.. :)

AshKuku said...

Hey Rashmi,

Are u a Kannadiga??? If so kindly accept my Belated Rajyothsava Wishes.... I came here through Shailaja, & am glad I came... You have a beautiful blog, with beautiful recipes...

Nanige Raagi dose & rotti thumba ishta aadre, my hubby is not used to it yet....Gr8 going....