Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ragi Dosa/ Finger Millet Crepes

Our family is not a big ragi lover. I don't remember even my kids relishing the ragi koozhu. They used to prefer Cerelac or koozhu made out of wheat flour. But somehow, they never took to this healthy grain. 
The only thing that goes down the throats of my family members is the Sattu Maavu Porridge, which also has ragi in it. 

In my effort to somehow feed this nutritious grain, long ago, I had tried an instant version of ragi dosa, using ragi flour, which was not well taken at all. I had to kind of throw away the entire batter and used the remaining ragi flour to make the porridge and somehow finished it. Since then I completely abandoned any efforts of using ragi in our diet.

The other day, while shopping for vegetables, I saw these ragi sprouts, and again I was tempted to buy them. So I just took couple of packets of these and prepared the dosas. The recipe is adapted from my favorite Mallika Badhrinath's book. 

The response was better, people had it without a word and were asking for more. But it really needs to be eaten hot from the tawa. So do try this nutritious dosas.

What you'll need
  1. Sprouted Ragi/Finger Millet – 2 cups (see  notes)
  2. Raw Rice -  ¾ cup (I used Sona Masoori)
  3. Par Boiled Rice – ¾ cup (Idly Rice)
  4. Urad Dal – ½ cup
  5. Salt to taste

  1. Wash and soak both the rice for 3 hours.
  2. Wash and soak the urad dal for about 30 minutes.
  3. Soak the ragi sprouts for about 20 minutes.
  4. Grind all the above together to a smooth batter adding water whenever required. Grind similar to Dosa batter.
  5. Add salt and mix well.
  6. Ferment for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
  7. For making the dosas, Heat a tawa.
  8. Adjust the consistency of the batter, by adding water if required. It should be of pouring consistency. Not very thick, not very thin, just like the regular dosa batter.
  9. Pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the tawa, and spread from from center to outside in a circular motion.
  10. Drizzle some oil on the sides, cook for a minute then flip over drizzle oil if required, cook till crisp.
  11. Remove from heat and serve hot with a milagai podi, ellu podi or a chutney of your choice.

  1. I used store bought ragi sprouts. You can sprout them at home too.
  2. You may use just soaked ragi, for that soak ragi for about 5 to 6 hours.
  3. The batter will have the ragi skin, don’t worry about that.
  4. While pouring the batter on to the tava, make sure the tava is hot enough, but not very hot, else you may not be able to spread the dosa properly.
  5. Serve immediate, unlike the regular dosa, it doesn’t taste good, when not hot.

 Linking this to Healthy Diet - Cooking with Sprouts hosted by Roshni.


Gayathri Ramanan said...

healthy dosa..tempting clicks..

Rita Bose said...

Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

Nithya Naveen said...

Healthy dosa.. Love your clicks

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super healthy dosai...

Sunanda said...

Raji is considered as one othe the healthiest food grian..So it is an gr8 combination of heath and taste..

Sunandas Kitchen

Sona - QP / PQ said...

great breakfast, dear and nice presentation

Rani Acharyulu said...

Delicious healthy soft dosas looks so tempting.

nayana said...

healthy dish for breakfast. Todays post :

Prathima Rao said...

Nutritious & filling!!!
Prathima Rao
Prathi Ruchi

Rani Acharyulu said...

Delicious healthy breakfast looks so tempting.

Anonymous said...

Delicious looking dosa!

divya said...

Looks absolutely deli-sh! Drooling over here! :)

Shylaja Praveen said...

healthy dosa. Looks too tempting

rajirk said...

hi kaveri

i make the dosa with MTR's ready made packet of dosa, oats idli etc.

very nice and tasty it is as you said direct from tava to the plate.


Hema said...

Healthy dosas, I usually add some ragi flour to regular dosa batter and make it like rava dosas, never tried this way..

Maha Gadde said...

very helathy n nice cliks.

sangeetha pn said...

wow..healthy dosas and loved the way you have placed them on banana leaf. I somehow don't get them in my place.. Wow.. reminds me of my native.. :)

Swathi iyer said...

Delicious and healthy dosa kaveri.

Nagashree said...

We love ragi at home, everything from raagi mudde to rotti. I haven't used ragi sprouts in dosa though, will have to find good quality millet here :-).

preethiDhinesh said...

Wow Very healthy creepes


Quite a healthy dosa and nice spread with chutney and podi

Swasthi Blank said...

Healthy one Kaveri, thanks for sharing this

Suja Manoj said...

New and healthy dosa,very tempting,njan ethu vere try cheytitilla

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