May 20, 2012

Ragi Roti ~ Traditional Finger Millet Flat Bread ~ Step by Step Recipe

Ragi Rottelu / Indian Finger Millet Flat Bread Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves: 2 persons

Ingredients :
  • Ragi Flour / Finger Millet Flour : 1 cup + 1/4 cup (for dusting)
  • Water : 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

Method :

1. Bring a cup of water to boil. When the water come to rolling stage, add the salt and ragi flour and mix well. 

2.  Remove from the heat and cover it with a lid for a couple of minutes. Then open the lid and allow it to cool.

3. When the dough is still warm, knead it to a soft dough. The dough should be soft and smooth.
4. Divide the dough into equal size balls and set aside.

5. Roll out each dough ball into a circle, using finger millet flour for dusting.

6. Heat a pan and place the roti on it and cook for a minute. 

7. Once bubbles starts appearing turn to another side and when the roti puffs up, remove from the tava. 

8. Immediately place the roti in a bowl and close with a lid.

9. Serve hot with raita, pickle, dal or curry.
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  1. wow very nicely puffed up roti....yum yum..

  2. Just the kind of Roti which I am longing to make. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe with us.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Easy and gud explanation ....nice pics

  4. I like this with pachadis..specially gongoora.

  5. your roti looks perfect! Its one of the healthiest rotis possible...

  6. Healthy roti, perfectly puffed.

  7. how do you prevent lumps when making the dough?

  8. Time to switch to ragi rotis after seeing this post.

  9. My ragi roti doesn't puff up like yours chandana! very nicely puffed.

  10. Perfect healthy roti...Looks soft..

  11. Nice and healthy one !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Mom's Recipe

  12. Very tempting

  13. very deliious and healthy roti...looks yummm

  14. Nutritious and healthy rotis.

  15. Hi There,
    Wow...the rotis are looking so Appetizing. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. I can't wait to try it on my island. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

  16. of my fav.roti..healthy tooo..looking yummy and perfect....i love this roti...

  17. Wow looks perfectly puffed uyp..healthy rotis

  18. This is a great option. I am tired of eating roits, bhakris and the regulars. Thanks for a detailed photo-presentation as well.
    Pickle for me :D

  19. Thank you all :)

    @ Anonymous - Mix well with a heavy spatula to prevent lumps from forming. That's it.

  20. Delicious and healthy roti Hari.

  21. i made this for dinner today, awesome, iam actually planning to shift to millet diet for dinners, Really not a cumbersome procedure. I bought ragi flour from ratnadeep. I am going to try ur vankkai nuvvulu pettina kura very soon, ive some light green round brinjals given bya friend from tanuku


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