Sunday, December 13, 2015

Raagi & Carrot Rotti

Raagi & Carrot Rotti is healthy breakfast or snack dish. Planning for breakfast or any side dish sometime one need to go on thinking. It is always better to have some thing different and some thing healthy. Breakfast should be heavy and the lunch should be normal and the dinner should be very light they say. Heavy means not over eating. It should be healthy and easy to digest. Ragi is one of the healthy grain. Having raagi is a healthy habit and it is gluten free.
We can prepare raagi & carrot rotti in different method. I choose this method because roti will be not only soft, it is easy to prepare too.
I have used raagi flour, rice flour, onions, grated carrots and some spices too.
Lets see some benefits of eating raagi (Finger Millet) in our diet.
Raagi/Finger Millet is very rich in calcium. It helps to reduce reduce extra weight. Ragi has very low fat content and it is in unsaturated form. It is a good choice to choose ragi instead of wheat or rice who wants to shed their extra weight. Ragi contains an amino acid which helps to reduce the appetite. Ragi is high in dietary fibre. It helps in easy digestion, prevents in over eating and makes feel full for a longer time. Eating ragi helps to control cholesterol level in our body. Eating Ragi helps to get rid of excess fat in the liver. It is good for diabetic patients. It helps to regulate blood sugar level. Ragi is an excellent source of natural iron. It contain Vitamin C, gluten free and good anti - oxidant. It is an excellent baby food. It helps the body to relax naturally. It is good for anxiety, insomnia, headaches and depression.
One Must Remember that high consumption of ragi should be avoided, because it could increase the oxalic acid quantity in the body. It is not advisable for people who have kidney stones and urinary problems.
It is an easy and healthy dish and you can prepare this Raagi & carrot rotti and enjoy any time of the day.

Things needed :

Raagi/Finger Millet flour : 2 Cup
Rice flour : 1/2 Cup
Carrots : 2
Onions : 2
Curry leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoon
Coconut : 1 Cup
Green chilly : 1
Salt : To Taste
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method : 

1. Wash and cut curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilly into small.
2. Wash and scrape out the outer layer of carrot and Grate it. Grate coconut.Cut onions into thin pieces.
3. Take a big pan or bowl. Put curd, raagi flour, rice flour, grated carrot, coconut, cut onions and salt.
4. Add cut curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilly. Mix it well and add required water.
5. The dough consistency should be little thicker than dosa dough.
6. It will be easy to prepare rotti if the consistency is bit loose. You can spread the dough nicely on the hot pan.
7. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat and apply oil on the top. Take a handful of the prepared dough and spread it nicely.
8. Sprinkle little oil on the top and cover the rotti. Cook for 1 minute and turn the rotti other side and cook for a minute.
9. Remove from the pan and serve hot rotti with side dish and a cup of curd.
10 . Add ghee or butter on the hot rotti before serving.

11. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare rotti.
12. We had Raagi rotti with gongura chutney and butter.

Note : 

Mixing the dough bit loose helps to spread the rotti easily. Touch water in between and spread the rotti in to thin layer. Adding onions is optional. ( I have added). You can also serve this rotti with any vegetable curry or any type of chutney. Soft rotti is good to eat. Adding curd and rice flour helps the raagi roti to be soft and tasty.
Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5


  1. Really a super healthy breakfast...we dont eat ragi..can I use wheat..

    1. thanks Moumita Malla...yes surely you can use wheat or suji ..instead of ragi..try and enjoy ...

  2. Thats a healthy, yummy and filling roti!!

    1. Hello Sundari Nathan ..thank you so much dear...

  3. Healthy and delicious roti. Yum Yum :)

    1. Thank you Ritu Ahuja...thanks for the sweet words..

  4. Healthy version... I don't like ragi but I guess I will try this only for carrot ☺

    1. Heee Priya Joshi....try out it is one of the healthy will really love it...