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 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 I am showing how to make tasty fluffy Traditional Ragi Dosa. You can try out my other recipes in Ragi like Instant Ragi Dosa, Hurihittu, Ragi Laddoo.


Ingredients :

Urad dal                                ½ cup

Ragi Flour                             2 cups

Salt to taste

Oil as required


Method :

Wash urad dal and soak for about 4 hrs. Do not put more water for soaking.

Grind urad dal into fine paste.

Transfer to a container and add ragi flour, salt and mix well.

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Keep for fermenting for 5-6 hrs or overnight.

In the morning, mix the batter well and add water if necessary.

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Heat the griddle put some oil.

Take one ladleful batter, put on the griddle. You can make dosa to your thickness.  You can see holes on dosa.

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Cook in medium flame. You can make fine roast.

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Turn dosa and cook for 30 seconds

Now Ragi Dosa is ready to eat.

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You can serve with coconut chutney and sambar or grated jaggery / kakambi.

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Tips :

Ragi Dosa is very nutritious and healthy. It can be consumed as diet food.  If you want Ragi Dosa to be little soft and fluffy cook in low medium flame and remove before it gets roasted.

Shyla Nagesh


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