An idli made with ragi, enjoyed with chutney or podi. Besides rice, people also make idli using rava, ragi flour, etc, owing to their health benefits. Ragi or finger millet, in particular, is a perfect cereal for weight loss. Packed with fibre, this whole grain is also gluten-free, making it a good for choice for people with lactose intolerance. Many recipes can be made with ragi like bhakris or rotis (flat breads), idli, vada, dosas, puddings, porridges, papads. Both ragi millet (the entire grain) or ragi flour can be used to make variety of recipes.