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Ragi Roti

| March 16, 2013 Comment

ragi roti

Ragi Roti is a tasty and healthy Indian flat bread that can be served as snack or meal. Ragi or red millet is rich in iron and protein and makes a great after-school snack for kids.

Servings: 2 (makes 4 rotis)
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup ragi (red millet) flour
  • 4 tbsp wheat flour (chapati flour)
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (coriander leaves) chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small ziploc bag or small plastic sheet for making the roti


  1. Mix the flours, salt, chilli and turmeric powders, along with onions and cilantro with enough water to make a soft dough. Divide it into 4 equal portions.
  2. Heat a flat iron or nonstick griddle or thava. Brush some oil and wipe it off with a paper towel.
  3. While the thava is heating, brush the ziploc bag or plastic sheet with some oil. Keep a bowl of water handy. Take the dough, form into a pattie, and place it on the ziploc bag. Wet your fingertips with water, and press the dough and spread it on the sheet to about 3-3.5 inches in diameter. Flip over the ziploc sheet onto the thava (roti side down), and gently peel back the sheet.
  4. Cook the ragi roti on both sides for a couple of minutes. Brush some oil on both sides and cook again on both sides until brown spots appear. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining patties.
  5. Serve the ragi roti with pickle (such as mango pickle, chilli pickle or lime pickle) and plain yogurt or any yogurt raita.


Category: Indian Breads, Vegan Indian Breads

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