Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ragi Mudde mattu Avarekai Sambar

Three years back, when we shifted to Bengaluru, we came to know this new dish "Ragi Mudde". It is a steamed ball of red millet flour. It is a Iron reach dish. We ate this in some hotel one day. It was awesome. But I was not knowing the recipe of it, then I asked my house helper Jaya to teach me this healthy recipe because being a Kannadiga, she makes it often in her house. She made avarekai sambar with it.

Ragi Mudde


Ragi flour - 2 cups
Water - 4 Cups
Oil - 1 tea spoon
Salt - 1 tea spoon


Take water in a heavy bottom pan and oil and add salt and oil into it. When water started boiling nicely, pour the ragi over the water . Remember, do not stir it otherwise it will get clumpy. When water starts boiling for another 2-3 minutes then it will cover all the flour completely. Now after this stir it with round wooden stick (it's called as Kolu here). Mix nicely so that no lumps should form. Keep the lid and keep another 2-3 minutes to cook it properly. Remove it from the stove and when the mixture is warm, wet your hand with water and make balls of it. Serve hot ragi mudde with Avarekai sambar or with any gravy. If you like, you can add some pure ghee on ragi mudde while eating.

Avarekai Sambar


Avarekai (Flat Beans )- 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 small
Potato - 1 small
Garlic cloves - 2-3
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoon
Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon
Sambar powder - 2 teaspoons
Oil - 2 teaspoon
cumin seeds - 1tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Asafetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Grind onion, tomato, garlic, grated coconut, red chili powder and sambar powder in mixer to a thin paste. Wash, peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Heat oil in kadai and make tadka of mustard, cumin seeds, asafetida and turmeric powder. Add potatoes and avarekai and saute it for 2 minutes. Then and the grinded paste and mix it neatly. Now add 1 cup of water and salt. Cook it with lid on low flame till vegetables cook properly.

This recipe goes to Shama's Village Special Recipes


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I have had this as a child and this is a summer spl... Remember my mom and Grandma used to make this for us after a nice session of outdoor games during the summer hols... Perfect healthy and an authentic dish... Love this with Spinach and buttermilk...

Asha said...

Avarekalu saaru and Raagi Mudde! Slurp! My thanks to your maid! :)

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