This gluten free South Indian flat bread is made with the most healthiest of grains – Millet. Rich in minerals, vitamins and proteins Millet is worth acquiring a taste for. Apart from all the nutrition it provides, it also helps maintain those svelte curves for you ;)! Personally I love its taste. Unlike other healthy foods which I often find all so difficult to swallow, Ragi is something I don’t mind in any form. Be it in a porridge, crepe or as rotis I can make them disappear in no time. And like all foods that I like I made sure my boys acquired a taste for them too so that I can effortlessly get them to eat various forms of ragi whenever I have a craving for it :).
Traditionally ragi rotis mainly call for onions, green chilie, curry leaves and cilantro. But I also add ginger, coconut, and any vegetables I have around like grated carrots, cooked liva beans or peas, fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves . This not only makes it healthier, my boys and I find it much tastier too.
1½ cups ragi/ finger millet flour
1/2 cup rice flour (you can replace with ragi if you don’t want to use rice)
2 tbsp finely chopped green chilies
2 tbsp chopped curry leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (the more the better)
1 medium onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
refined oil for roasting
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut (optional)
2 tbsp chopped fresh baby dill (optional)
1 tsp grated ginger (optional)
1/2cup cooked avarai kaalu/surti papdi lilva (optional)
salt to taste