Millet Noodles

Ragi idiyappam is a delicious gluten-free breakfast that can be prepared in a jiffy using instant finger millet noodles. It is an ideal breakfast for weight watchers as it aids in weight loss. Finger millets can be included into the children, women & old people’s diet as they are rich in calcium and iron.

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It is a good practice to add tomatoes & bell peppers while cooking or just sprinkle lemon juice before serving an iron-rich food, this helps our body absorb iron completely, (ie.) iron is fully absorbed by our body only in the presence of Vitamin C.

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Please find below the recipe for sweet & spicy ragi idiappam:

Time Taken: 30 min

Serves: 2


      Instant Ragi Noodles – 500 g

      For sweet idiappam:

  1. Ghee – 1 tsp
  2. Coconut meat – 1/4
  3. Cardamom – 1 No.
  4. Golden caster sugar – 1/2 cup
  5. Cashews – 10 Nos

     For spicy idiappam:

  1. Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Onion – 1 No.
  3. Green pepper (kudamilagai) – 1 No.
  4. Fresh peas (pachai pattani) – 1/4 cup
  5. Green chillies – 3 Nos.
  6. Tomato – 1 No
  7. Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  8. Salt  – 3/4 tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Soak instant ragi noodles in water for 5 min.
  • Steam them in a steamer for 8-10 min, take 2 equal portions of steamed ragi noodles in 2 bowls & keep them aside.

Sweet idiappam:

  • Heat a small pan with ghee in medium low flame, fry cashews and keep them aside.
  • Grind coconut & cardamon into a powder.
  • Add ground coconut & caster sugar into steamed noodles.
  • Mix them well with a wooden spatula.
  • Garnish with roasted cashews & serve sweet ragi idiappam.

Spicy idiappam:

  • Boil fresh peas & keep aside.
  • Chop onion, green pepper & tomato into small cubes.
  • Slit green chillies into halves.
  • Heat a pan with oil in medium flame, add onion & slit chillies and saute till onion turn translucent.
  • Add green peppers and saute for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and saute till moisture is absorbed.
  • Add boiled peas & 1/4 tsp salt and mix well.
  • Add steamed noodles and mix with all veggies.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt & lemon juice and mix evenly before transferring to a serving bowl.
  • Serve spicy idiappam with onion raitha.

Please Note:

  • If you are using sugar granules, reduce sugar by half, (ie.) use 1/4 cup of sugar granules.
  • You can also garnish spicy idiappam with coriander leaves or coconut gratings.

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