Ragi Idiyappam

Idiyappam is my husband’s all time favorite tiffin item. But, I don’t make it very often. But, I found a healthy version of idiyappam at Nithu’s blog which replaces half the rice flour with healthy ragi flour. I made this recipe, this week and we absolutely loved the taste and texture of the idiyappam. It went perfect with sweetened coconut milk.

Ingredients:
1 cup ragi flour
1 cup rice flour
2 cups (approximately) water
pinch of salt
non stick cooking spray

Method:
Bring the water to a rolling boil. Place the ragi flour, rice flour and the pinch of salt in a bowl. Pour the boiling water in the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until the flour comes together in a ball…Knead and place in a idiyappam press sprayed with the non stick cooking spray. Press into thin squiggly threads and place in a steamer. (I used the steamer insert from my rice cooker). Steam for about 7 minutes until it is cooked through.

Serve hot with a sprinkle of sugar and coconut or doused with coconut milk.

Verdict: Sweet, satisfying and healthy. Now thats not an easy combination to achieve. 🙂

Sending these to the ‘Bookmarked recipes – Every Tuesday’ Event.

and to the Eat Well, Live Well: Heart Healthy Recipes event, that comes with a giveaway from CSN stores. You know what I have my eyes on, one of these elegant dinnerware sets.

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