Ragi is the common name of Finger Millet in Southern part of India. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of ragi in India. This is one of the most nutritious food and one of the easy one to digest. It is rich in calcium and protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. It is low in fat most of which are unsaturated fats. It is rich in protein and fiber. It has the least amount of fat in them.
Ragi is a great source of iron making it is beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. Ragi is helpful for development of bones in children. It is also a diabetic food as they contain higher amounts of fiber over other cereals and millets. Diets based on whole finger millet have a lower glycemic response i.e. lower ability to increase blood sugar level. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels.
Ragi is normally consumed in the form of flour-based foods such as roti (unleavened pancake), mudde(stiff porridge/dumpling) and ambli (thin porridge). Ragi can be used to make porridge, upma, cakes, and biscuits. Ragi flour is used to make various Indian preparations like dosas, idlis and ladoos. One famous and tasty recipe of Karnataka is Ragi Malt or Hurihittu.
Today let us learn how to make tasty Instant Ragi Dosa. You can try out my other recipes in Ragi like Ragi Dosa, Hurihittu, Ragi Laddoo.
Ragi Flour 2 cups
Wheat/rice flour 1 cup
Curds 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil as required
In a bowl mix ragi flour, wheat/rice flour, curds and salt. Add water to get the consistency of dosa batter.
Close the lid and keep for 20 mts. If you are in emergency, you can make dosa immediately also.
Now mix the batter well and add water if necessary.
Heat the griddle put some oil.
Take one ladleful batter, put on the griddle. You can make dosa to your thickness.
Cook in medium flame. You can make fine roast.
Flip and cook for 30 seconds.
Now Instant Ragi Dosa is ready to eat.
I have served with Onion Gojju today. You can serve with any chutney of your flavour and sambar.
Ragi Dosa is very nutritious and healthy. It can be consumed as diet food. If you are making Instant Ragi Dosa for a diabetic, then you can avoid Rice Flour.