Ragi adai (Spicy version) | Finger millet recipes - Raks Kitchen (2024)

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Ragi adai spicy version - a calcium rich dinner or breakfast idea. Turns out tasty too, enjoy it with plain curd or chutney.

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My mom makes Ragi adai for my grandma, like I have already told in my Ragi dosa post.

But I am trying only for the first time, though I wanted to try for a long time.

Today I called and checked with my mom for the recipe and made for my lunch and had.

Sauteed onion raita is the perfect side dish for ragi adai. You can also try any chutneys, coconut chutney is my choice!

I love the green chillies and tomatoes when I eat this adai. My mom used to make with jaggery too for us when we were kids, have to try that soon as well.

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Ragi Adai recipe (Spicy)

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Makes: 4


  • Ragi flour (Finger millet) - 1 cup (Sprouted/ processed ragi flour works best)
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Salt - As needed
  • Water - As needed

To temper

  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard - ½ tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinches


  1. Take ragi, salt in a bowl. Heat pan with oil and season with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Then add curry leaves,onion and fry for 1 minute. Add tomato and fry for another minute.
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2. Add the fried items to the flour and mix well. Add water little by little and make a soft, smooth non sticky dough. You can use hot water for softer results.

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3. Divide into 4 equal balls. Flatten over a greased Ziploc cover. Heat tawa and drizzle with ½ teaspoon oil.

Transfer the flattened adai to the pan and cook in medium flame. Drizzle oil over the adai and then flip and cook until done.

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  • This is a bit dry kind of adai, so eat hot, if it cools down it wont taste that good.

Serve immediately, hot, with onion raita or chutney!

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Other Indian Breakfast & Dinner ideas

  • Bedmi Puri Recipe
  • Sabudana Thalipeeth Recipe
  • Oats chilla recipe

Reader Interactions


  1. Kanan Patel

    healthy recipe. It loos so inviting


  2. Kanchan

    hmm looks like maharashtrian thalipeeth , healthy and tasty too 🙂


  3. Kavitha Bhargav

    My grandma used to make this but she won't add tomato.


  4. Hema

    Healthy one, I love this adai with murungai keerai too..


  5. Shanthi

    Just looks awesome!!! very nice pics.


  6. faseela

    healthy adai.....awesome...


  7. Aarthi

    very healthy adai..I too have a version of adai in my blog, but a little different


  8. priya ravi

    lovely clicks 🙂 .. love this adai very much.. mom makes it with murungai keerai...


  9. Divya

    my amma makes it with jaggery - the sweet ada... i make ragi laddu which tastes similar to rava laddu & the preparation is also the same as rava laddu... try that also & post it raji... its a friendly request from me... nobody would know its made of ragi.. even the ragi haters would love to eat ragi laddu... my hubby & bil hate ragi but once when i made this laddu & gave them they had in no time...

  10. Pavithra Elangovan

    I love this a lot Raji. This is in my to do list and we do little differently..will post it. Anyway will try this sometime.



    Divya, sure will try that! It sounds awesome, we make urundais with steamed ragi, will try out ur version too sometime soon and post 🙂


  12. Radhika

    healthy,yummy treat..i make raagi puttu and dosa..but spicy is new to me..wenever i make d swt ragi dosa..my son(4.5yrs) says..amma i too want chocolate dosa 😀


  13. Anu

    Nice and healthy one raji. I too do this the same way but by adding little rice flour.


  14. Aruna Manikandan

    simple and healthy adai, adding tomatoes sounds new to me raji. we also add murungai keerai 🙂


  15. jeyashrisuresh

    I have tasted this long back in a friend's place. Wanted to try it but somehow missed. Very yummy one and i have to start adding ragi in my diet . Healthy adais


  16. Archana

    Love this adai.


  17. Shama Nagarajan

    delicious adai..


  18. S.Menaga

    Amma makes it with murangai keerai,never add tomato to it..Nice n healthy adai!!


  19. Sharmilee! :)

    Such flavourful adais no one can say no to it..looks very tempting, love the way you have shaped it such perfect rounds I would say 🙂


  20. Mahi

    We call it as Ragi rotti, n adding tomatoes is new! Healthy recipe!


  21. Sukanya Ramkumar

    Healthy adai recipe. Never tried ragi adai with tomatoes, will try it next. Nice pictures as -usual. YUM!!!


  22. Suja Manoj

    Healthy adai..nice one dear


  23. Reshmi Mahesh

    Healthy and delcious adai...yumm..


  24. Rasi

    we call this as ragi roti, similar version to akki roti.. superb one 🙂


  25. Santosh Bangar

    gr8 and healthy recipe


  26. Srimathi

    Very healthy. My amma eats ragi a lot,maybe I will give her this recipe.


  27. Gayathri NG

    Healthy n tasty adai...


  28. Rekha shoban

    i tried once.....this looks perfect and healthy....lovely presentation as usual!


  29. Sobha Shyam

    healthy n delicious adai..


  30. Shabitha Karthikeyan

    Lovely adai. We make the sweet version !! Nice color contrast !!


  31. Rachana

    Thats such a healthy and delicious recipe.


  32. Kalpana Sareesh

    such an healthy n my fav adai..


  33. Chitra

    Nice.I make it different without sauting and no tomato too. will try this version.. Nice clicks.


  34. Kaveri

    A very healthy adai..never thought of making adai with ragi flour. Nice clicks


  35. Jayashree

    I make it almost the same way. Beautiful click.


  36. Sumi

    never made ragi adai till now..will try this recipe now


  37. Poornima Nair

    Very healthy and flavorful dish!


  38. satya

    healthy and yummy


  39. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    yummy and healthy!


  40. Prathibha

    we make ragi rotti which is made in a similar process,but we make it thin and with out tomatoes...I just love it


  41. Priya

    Another one for me to try!! Never knew to add tomato 🙂


  42. Deeps @ Naughty Curry

    looks so hearty & healthy


  43. srinivas

    Guess it also goes by name of Ragi Roti


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