Friday, October 31, 2008

Lemony Ragi Noodles / Lemon Ragi Idiyappam

Another healthy recipe from Ragi...Ragi also known as millet, nachni, sollu, or sattemavu ... they grows well without irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers.. rich in calcium, iron, protein and some rare nutrients such as methionine... digests easily from infancy through old age, and its nutrients are highly absorbed...costs much less than wheat, rice, or dairy milk, while delivering superior nutrition...Ragi flour is made into flatbreads, leavened dosa and roti. Ragi grain is malted and flour from the malted grain is consumed after mixing with milk/boiled water/yoghurt. can say more n more about Ragi..i prepared ragi idiyappam for dinner...usually we will have them with sugar, grated coconut n cardamom powder, for a change i prepared them as spicy as similar as lemon ricebut without any nuts r pulses for Vedha's Event...for my surprise they were tooo tasty with bit tangy n spicy...Am sending to JFI-Ragi hosted by Madhuram..

2cups Ragi Flour (roasted)
2tbsp Oil
1cup Hot water
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
2tbsp Grated fresh coconut
5nos Curry leaves

Take the ragi flour in a large bowl, add 1tbsp of oil , hot water with enough salt n knead them as soft dough.

Take the muruku press, grease the pressing machine..use the small dot like nozzle to make this string hoppers...take a small quantity of the dough into the presser, press over the greased idly plates as small circles.

Steam cook them for about 10 minutes...keep aside n let them cool...just separated the noodles with ur finger n make them as medium small pieces...

Heat another 1tbsp of oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, asafoetida powder,curry leaves n red chillies n fry them...add the grated coconut to the tempering with turmeric powder also with some salt( already the ragi string hoppers r salted) n fry for a while.. now add the cooked ragi noodles to the kadai, toss them gently for few minutes,drizzle the lemon juice over the ragi noodles n toss again well, put off the stove...

Serve hot with any choice of chutneys r else can have them alone.


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

You seem to be in ragi cooking spree!great going gal.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Itoo make this one and yours looks so yummy

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe priya! Thank u so much for ur entry. I must try this one!

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Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Divya, Rekha..

Happy to see u again Vedha..

Thanks Arundathi..

Oh so nice of u KF for passing an award..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it looks yummy and delicious and nice colour...

Adlak's tiny world said... Reply To This Comment

yum and healthy dish priya.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds delicous , I made the sweet version long back in my blog!

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Great entry priya. Never thought of using murukku press for sevai. Nice idea.

Madhuram said... Reply To This Comment

I bet that a sweet version of this with coconut and jaggery would also be very good.