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Apr 12, 2011

Ragi Adai / Finger Millet Crepes - Diabetic Friendly Recipe!

This is Instant Adai, no need for fermentation. my grandma used to make this Ragi Adai for evening tiffin and my favorite too. It can be served with coconut or tomato chutney...i like to eat as such since this adai is made with more onions, chilli, cilantro. So i do not prefer any side dish or a simple pickle is enough for me. This is a very useful and apt recipe for Diabetic Patients, and even good for diet people and pregnant women.

  1. Ragi Flour    1 cup
  2. Salt    to taste
  3. Water   to make adai(sorry i didn't measure the water..)
  4. Oil    to toast adai
Tempering Ingredients
  1. Oil    1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Chana dal    2 tsp
  4. Green chilli    2-3 (adjust acc. to taste)finely chopped
  5. Ginger   1" piece(finely chopped)
  6. Onion    1/2 (finely chopped)
  7. Curry leaves     few
  8. Coriander leaves    2-3 sprigs(finely chopped)

  • Heat oil in a pan,add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry till onion turns half transparent.
  • After that ,take a bowl add ragi flour and slat,mix well and add the tempered ingredients and mix well.
  • Add water little by little and make it to a thick dough and divide in to 5-6 equal big lemon size balls n keep aside.
  • Now heat a griddle/tawa, grease ziploc/plastic sheet and keep one ball and spread it by flatten the ball with hands to thick roti and carefully transfer it to the hot tawa/griddle,drizzle oil in n around the adai.
  • Cook in low medium flame and toast the adai on both side till turn crisp n cooked. 
to avoid dry n hard adai..cook the adai with lid closed for 30 second- after placing the shaped dough on the tawa, drizzle oil in and around the adai then cover the tawa with lid for 30-40 seconds and then remove the lid and flip other side again close it with lid for 30 seconds and open the lid and let it cook till crisp and cooked. this will help even cooking and also the adai will not be too dry..
You can also do this with Wheat Flour  as Wheat Adai/Godhumai Adai


  1. Luv this roti anytime for breakfast or as a teatime snack...healthy tasty n filling

  2. நல்ல சத்தான அடை...முருங்கைக்கீரை போட்டு செய்வது ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்.

  3. Usually my mom use to make adai with murunga keerai ...but here i m not able to get that often :( i too like adai with drumstick leaves.thanq dear

  4. I love ragi adai, quite filling and healthy as well.

  5. Thanks sangeetha for posting this recipe. i would like to add one more compliment to this recipe that it is very good for pregnant ladies as well for diabetic patients n those who want to shed down weight. All ur recipes are tasty n healthy sangeetha.waiting to c n try more of this kind


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