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When I had posted Ragi puttu sweet version, I got lots of response in Facebook groups asking for savory version. I had also mentioned in the last post , that I will post on this version. This is a very diabetic friendly recipe. You can find the sweet version recipe here

Here is the savory version.

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Ragi Flour : 1 cup

Salt : 1 teaspoon

Water : 1/4 cup

Oil : 1 teaspoon

Onion : 1/4 of a large

Green Chili : 2 (slit in to 2 pieces)

Mustard seeds : 1/4 teaspoon

Urad Dal : 1/4 teaspoon

Curry Leaves : Few

Ghee : 1 teaspoon(optional)


  • In a medium bowl, add ragi flour, salt. Sprinkle water slowly and mix.
  • Get it to a stage that, when you try to press in hand, it should form a ball.
  • Now steam in either idli plate or in pressure cooker(with out pressure regulator).
  • Steam for 20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan, mustard seeds, urad dal. When it splutters add curry leaves.
  • Next add onions, green chili. Saute well till translucent.
  • Now add this in the steamed ragi puttu and mix.
  • Now add ghee and mix. This is totally optional.

Great for breakfast and as evening tiffin.