Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Ragi Savoury Sevai

Recipe by Mehek Desai
5 from 2 votes
Served As Breakfast, Snacks
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Ragi Savoury Sevai (Idiyappam/Nool Puttu) is one of the healthiest breakfast of Kerala. Sevai is traditionally made with rice flour, but Ragi Sevai tastes really delicious and guilt-free. We can make both sweet and savoury version of this Sevai. Ragi Sevai/Idiyappam thin noodles are made using a "Sev Sancha" and then steaming it. With very fewer ingredients we can make this flavourful Sevai in less time. Here I have made the savoury version of the Sevai and it can be called Ragi Sevai Upma also.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 2
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Ingredients
  

  • For Sevai/Idiyappam: Ragi Flour 1 cup
  • Rice Flour 1/4 cup
  • Water 1 ½ cup around
  • Oil 2 teaspoon
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • For Seasoning: Oil/Ghee 2 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds ½ teaspoon
  • Hing 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chana Dal /Bengal Gram 1 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger Paste ½ teaspoon
  • Green Chillies - chopped 2
  • Red Chillies 2
  • Curry Leaves 6 to 7
  • Onion - chopped ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice 2 teaspoon
  • Salt as per taste
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Instructions
 

  • For Sevai/Idiyappam: Dry roast the Ragi Flour for about 5 minutes until the flour is very hot and aromatic. Keep sauteing continuously to avoid burning.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now add salt and Rice flour to the Ragi flour and mix it well, simultaneously heat water to a boil and remove it.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Pour hot water little by little to the flour and mix it well, bring the flour together.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add oil at this stage and when the heat is manageable make a soft dough. Cover it and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add water to the Idli cooker/ steamer and heat it up so it is ready and simmering. Cover the steaming plate with the damp cloth.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now take a Sev Sancha/ String hopper press and grease it with little oil and choose the template disc with very small holes.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take the soft dough, prepare an oblong ball and put it in the Sev Sancha.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now squeeze the dough on the damp cloth on the steamer in a circular fashion. Close it with a lid, steam it for 6-8 minutes on a high flame.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once done, the colour will change and the thin noodle will not break easily. Sprinkle little water on the edges of Sevai and carefully take out the steamer plate and on the other plate take out the Sevai by flipping the damp cloth around.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now when the Ragi Sevai cools down a bit, cut them into small pieces.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • For Seasoning: Heat oil in a pan; add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to crackle add cumin seeds, hing and ginger paste.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now add chana dal and urad dal and saute it till it becomes golden brown, then add green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves and onions.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Saute until onions turn transparent, then add turmeric powder, lemon juice, salt and the shredded Sevai. Mix it well.
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!
    Ragi Savoury Sevai - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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Mehek Desai
Mehek Desai

I'm a Freelance Writer, a Fashion Stylist and a Home Chef. I love cooking and try to make healthy food innovatively, as much as I can

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