Saturday, 1 October 2016


Ragi paniyarams/Finger millet dumplings  are the interesting and versatile dish of our people and they assured to have the millets in their regular diet. They are always trying to make the difference in their culinary arts to feed their loving beings without boredom. They make their people surprise of their food .

Finger millet flour is available in all grocery stores.  They are freshly prepared and packed. Do check the date of the manufacture whether it is latest. You can buy the fine quality finger millet flour from departmental stores and online stores.


Finger millet flour 500 gms
Urad dal whole 100 gms
Fenugreek seeds one spoon
Sesame oil two tablespoons
Salt to taste


Soak urad dal with fenugreek seeds for three hours.
Grind the dal to a smooth and soft batter adding adequate water.
Mix the finger millet flour with the batter adding adequate water and required salt
Allow to ferment for overnight or seven hours.
Heat the paniyaram pan and pour few drops of sesame oil in every slot of the pan.
Pour the batter into each slot and cover with the lid.
Now the dumplings/paniyaram flow up with pours.
Using a long needle , turn the paniyaram/dumpling to the other side.
Allow to cook both sides golden brown over a medium flame.
Remove the paniyarams from the pan and collect in a serving bowl.

Coconut chutney/peanut chutney/onion chutney/sambar are the best accompaniments.

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