Instant Raghi (finger millet) Oothappam is a quick, yummy and healthy tiffin. Suitable for elders and children.

Mix raghi, soji rava and curd and water to make oothappam batter.

Then add onion, capsicum, ginger, green chillies, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and mix well. Then add curry leaves.

Heat Tawa and make oothappam. Add oil and cook both sides.

Server hot with chutney.

Instant Raghi Oothappam

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins per doas
Yields: 12 dosas


  • Finger millet (ragi / nachni) flour - 3/4 cup
  • Semolina (suji) - 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
  • Green capsicum finely chopped - 1/2 medium
  • Ginger finely chopped - 1 inch
  • Green chillies finely chopped - 1 or 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 10-12
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required


  1. Combine semolina and ¾ cup curd in a bowl and mix.
  2. Add finger millet flour, onion, capsicum, ginger, green chillies, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and mix well.
  3. Add remaining curd and mix. Add some water,mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick tawa.
  5. Add curry leaves and salt to prepared flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Put some oil on hot tawa and wipe with a tissue.
  7. Pour a ladleful of prepared flour mixture, spread into a shape of uttapam, add oil and roast till the underside turns light golden.
  8. Cook both sides.
  9. Serve hot with chutney and sambar.

Health Benefits :

Because of its high nutritional value, Raghi can be placed at the pinnacle of food grains. The cereal is gluten-free and highly suitable for those who are gluten or lactose intolerant. Raghi is loaded with calcium, helps in controlling diabetes, reverts skin ageing, battles anemia, relaxes the body, helps in weight loss.


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