In a pan add the ragi flour and dry roast it.
Do not change the color.
Roast till the steam starts coming out and the flour is hot.
Switch off the flame and transfer the flour to a bowl.
Add a little salt.
In a saucepan add water.
Boil the water until you see tiny bubbles.
Add water little by little and mix well using a spoon or spatula.
Once it comes to a whole mass, cover and keep it for 5 minutes.
Grease your hands with little oil and knead the dough well when the mixture is warm.
Heat the idli steamer with water.
Put the dough into the idiyappam press and squeeze it over the greased idli plates.
Cover and steam it for 3-4 minutes in medium flame.
Take out and cool for a minute.
Gently invert this over a plate.
Soft Ragi idiyappams are ready.
You can sprinkle grated coconut and sugar and enjoy the idiyappam.