Ragi Adai


  • Ragi flour – 2 cups
  • Big onion – 1
  • Red chillies – 3 to 4
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Nut – 2 tablespoon (Coarsely powder it)
  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida – a pinch
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Curry Leaves – few


  1. Put the ragi flour in a big bowl. Add salt, chopped onion, red chillies broken into small pieces, jeera, ground nuts (coarsely powdered) and mix well. In a kadai, put one teaspoon oil and when it is hot, add the mustard and when it pops up, add the urad dhal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add asafetida and curry leaves. Add this seasoning to the flour. Sprinkle warm water little by little and make a soft dough (should be thicker than adai batter and softer than chapatti dough).
  2. Heat a tawa and grease with oil. Keep the flame on medium. Take an orange size dough and put it on the tawa. Wet your fingers in water and gently press the dough and spread it round. Pour one teaspoon oil around the corners. Cook on medium flame till turns it colour. Turn over and cook other side also.
  3. Tips: It can be eaten plain or with any chutney. It is very nutricious. You can also add a cup of carrot gratings or any greens chopped finely to the dough.
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  2. How to make Ragi payasam?

    • Hi Akila,

      If you want to make ragi payasam, first fry 1/2 cup ragi flour in a teaspoon of ghee. Add 2 to 3 cups of boiled milk and stir well. Then add two to three tablespoons of sugar and stir well. When it starts boiling well add a pinch of cardamom powder, fried cashews and raisins. If the consistency is too thick, then again you can add required boiled milk and make it to the right consistency. If it is thin, then allow to boil for some more time.

  3. LakshmiRajkumar

    hello mam,
    pls,tell me receipe for PALPANIYARAM with photos.

  4. Thank You for this awesome recipe. I’m gonna make it now.

  5. Sushmita Mitra

    Dear mam with the help of ur recipes my almost dead interest of cooking has again liven up. Thank u so much for ur such hard work of making and writing this site. Thank u 100 times

  6. Hi,
    Can u please suggesthealthy recipes for kids along with method of preparation?. I have tried most of ur breakfast recipes and they have come out well. Also please suggest soup recipes for two yr old kid.

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