March 22, 2013

Ragi Dosa / Finger Millet Crepes

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Ragi or Finger Millet or Nachni is a fibre rich low carbohydrate  cereal used widely in India in different forms.Ragi is used as malt  in the preparation of health drink mixed with milk ,yogurt or boiling in water. Ragi flour is used in the preparation of Dosas or Rotis /Bhakris (flat breads) .
Since it is low in carbohydrates and rich in fibre and amino acids its perfect for people with Diabetes.
Can be incorporated in a daily diet for weight watchers as well.

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Preparation Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Makes : 7-8 Dosas
Complexity: Medium

Blogpost updated with photos on 21 June 2019


1 cup Ragi flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tbsp Rice flour
2 tbsp Rava / Semolina
2 tsp ginger and chilly paste (Take about 3-4 green chillies and a small piece of ginger & grind )
2 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
chopped corriander leaves / cilantro
pinch of asafoetida

Note- Jains can skip the ginger and use only green chilly paste.


  • In a mixing bowl,mix all the above ingredients,add sufficient water to form a batter.
  • Batter should be lump free and of Rava Dosa Batter consistency.
  • Rest the batter for about 15 20 mins.Stir well again and add a little water is batter is too thick.
  • Heat a tawa/griddle.
  • Take a ladle full of this batter and spread it from outside to inside.  You need not pour the batter in the center and move it in circular motion .

  • Drizzle a little oil and cook.Flip over and cook on the other side until done.

  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Tastes well with plain curd/yogurt.


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