I'm trying to mix up the cereals in our diet, and my new favourite is ragi flour. These steamed dumplings are similar to the savoury korakattai made with rice flour, and I absolutely love them because they can be rustled up in a jiffy and taste really good.
I use only half the indicated quantity of jaggery, but this is the original recipe.
1 cup ragi flour
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup grated jaggery
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch of salt
3 tbsp water
Mix the dry ingredients together (keeping aside 1 tbsp coconut), add water gradually to make a firm dough.
Roll into lemon sized balls and press into an oval shape.
Steam in a steaming plate or an idli maker for 10 minutes.
Garnish with coconut and sugar before serving.