Preparation / Directions:
Heat water in a large, heavy, deep vessel. Add salt and rice when it comes to a boil. Mix, and dump flour over the boiling water. Do not stir, cover and steam on moderate for 6-7 minutes. Take off fire, stir vigorously with a wooden spoon.
When no lumps are left, and mixture is smooth, shape balls as follows. Moisten hands and palms, take a lump of the dough and shape with palms. Keep some water simmering in a steamer or double boiler(top vessel should have perforations). Steam the raagi balls covered for 3-4 minutes. Flatten a bit in plate, and serve piping hot with ghee, sambar and curds.