Ragi roti recipe – Learn to make ragi roti with step by step pictures. Ragi or finger millet is a staple grain in our parts of Karnataka. They are often used to make malt, ladoo, dosa and healthy biscuit. Sharing 2 variations of ragi roti or rotti recipe. Both are easy and can be prepared under 30 minutes for a family of 4. It can be served with any chutney, simple dal, sambar or gravy curry.
I love both the versions and they taste different. Rotti made using the second method is called as nachni bakri or ragi bakhri in some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. You can serve this roti with easy side dishes like cucumber or onion raita.
Find complete ragi roti recipe below
- 1 cup ragi flour / finger millet flour
- 1 to 1½ cups water
- salt as needed
- extra flour for sprinkling.
- Add salt and water to a bowl and bring it to a rolling point.
- Add flour to a bowl, pour water as needed and make mix with a spoon to make a soft dough.
- Sprinkle flour on the rolling area, make equal sized balls and place a ball on the rolling area.
- pat the ball, gently with fingers to spread the dough evenly and make a medium sized roti. Alternately, roll gently using a rolling pin to a roti.
- Fill water in a small bowl along with a cloth.
- Heat a tawa and place a roti over it . Squeeze off excess water from the cloth, Dampen the roti with the moist cloth.
- Flip it when it is cooked.If needed cover and cook to keep them soft.
- Stack ragi roti and keep them covered until served.
Find ragi roti recipe method 1 below
ingredients needed: 1 cup ragi flour, 1/4 tsp. cumin, 1 very small onion chopped, 1 green chili chopped, 1 tsp coconut (optional), coriander leaves, salt and water as needed.
1. Add flour, onions, chilies, cumin and salt to a bowl.Add water as needed and make a soft dough that is spreadable.
2. Make 5 equal sized balls. Place a ball of dough on the pan, grease your fingers or moisten them by dipping in a bowl of water. Spread the dough gently to a thin roti.
3. Place it on the stove and cook covered until you see the color of the roti changes to a darker shade, if you have not greased your fingers, then it turns white in color.Flip the roti and fry on the other side too until done.
4. you will need 2 pans or tawas or there will be a waiting time until the tawa cools. To make the next roti either make it on another tawa or wait till the tawa cools. If you try to make the roti on the hot tawa, it will not spread.
Method 2 – how to make ragi roti
These rotti or bhakri are made the same way i made the multigrain roti earlier and even the jonna roti or jowar roti is done the same way. If you have to make the roti for more people then this is the preferred way , since there is no waiting time.
1. Add salt to water and bring it to a rolling boil.
2. Add flour to a bowl, pour hot water as needed and mix it to a soft dough using a laddle.
3. If needed you can sprinkle little flour and mix to get the dough right.
4. To make the roti, dough should be non sticky and not soggy like you see in the picture below. Flour the rolling area, place a ball and begin to pat with your fingers or use a rolling pin which ever is comfortable. I prefer patting them, as the dough spreads easily. If using a rolling pin, roll it lightly. If you are a first timer, after you make a few, you will begin to get them in a perfect round shape.
5. Heat a pan, place a bowl filled with water along with a clean cloth dipped in it. Add the roti to the hot pan, squeeze off the excess water from the cloth and dampen the roti. when cooked, flip it to the other side and cook. If you feel the roti is turning hard, then cover and cook on both the sides. This depends on the flour you use. I use the store bought flour and didn’t cover, yet they turned good. Once they are cooked stack and cover them to keep soft.
Serve with any chutney, yogurt or curry