Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu / Raagi), is one of the highly nutritious millet.  Raagi is rich in fiber which makes us feel stomach full and reduces the appetite. We can make many delicious and healthy dishes with Raagi. One such dish is Raagi (Finger millet / Kezhvaragu) Puttu. Raagi puttu is a healthy recipe as we are steam cooking the raagi along with grated coconut. We are not going to use any oil for cooking. Steam cooked dishes are always healthy. 
Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe

We can use a puttu maker or a simple idli plate or even a simple bowl to cook this yummy puttu. We can serve this yummy puttu with banana, sugar and also with kadala curry. I personally love to eat this healthy puttu with sugar and banana.

Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
Puttu Maker

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings2

Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe


Ingredients:
Raagi Flour1 Cup*
Salta Pinch
Water1/2 Cup
Sugar1/2 Cup
Grated Coconut1/2 Cup

* 1 cup = 250ml
Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe

Method using Puttu Maker:
  1. Place a bowl in flame and add water. Add salt and allow the water to boil. Remove the boiled water from flame and allow it to cool a little so that the water becomes warm and able to handle with our hand. Take a mixing bowl, add raagi flour. Sprinkle water little by little and crumble the raagi flour. The consistency should be such that if you hold the raagi flour in your palm, you should be able to make a ball and if you drop it, the flour should again crumble. When the raagi flour reaches this consistency, stop adding water. If you add more water, then the flour will become like a dough and we would not get the puttu properly and if we add very less water, the the flour will be more raw and will not cook properly.

  2. Take the puttu maker, fill the base of the maker with Water till half of its capacity and keep it in flame. Take the cylindrical portion of the puttu maker, add round holed mould to one end of the cylinder and then add one fist full of grated coconut and top it with 2 fist full of raagi flour. Again add 1 fist full of grated coconut and again repeat 2 fist full of raagi flour and finally top it with grated coconut. Close the cylinder with the lid.

  3. Place the cylindrical portion of the puttu maker on top of its other half and tightly close it so that the steam gets escape from the holes on the top of the cylinder. Steam cook the puttu for about 10 minutes. The first batch takes longer time than the consecutive batches. You can see the steam getting released through the holes  in the lid. Once the first batch is done, hold a cloth in your hand and gently remove the cylindrical portion of the puttu maker. Remove the lid and then using a knife or back of the ladle, press the mould  so that the puttu comes out of the other end of the cylinder. 

  4. Allow the puttu to come to room temperature.

  5. The yummy and healthy Raagi Puttu is now ready to serve. Serve the puttu with banana, sugar or kadala curry
  6. Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
    Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe

Method using bowl:
  1. The first step given above remains the same. We can also add sugar to the flour and mix well. Take a bowl and add 1 fist full of grated coconut and top it with 2 fist full of raagi flour and then one fist full of grated coconut. Repeat the process till the bowl is full.

  2. Place the bowl in the pressure cooker and steam cook for about 5-6 minutes. 

  3. Serve the steam cooked raagi puttu. We can also add little palm sugar and mix well before serving.
  4. Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe
    Raagi Puttu Recipe | Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe


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  1. yummy recipie. easy to do.
    We used to streamcook on iddly plates. Using puttumaker or cooker is a good idea....malar

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