Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Crepe for Breakfast

Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Crepe for Breakfast


Ragi or finger millet is extremely rich in Calcium, iron and protein. The millet which gives you a brown flour is very nutritious and is often given to children. Due to its coarse texture, it is often avoided in daily cooking, butΒ because of its excellent health benefits, it is coming back to our tables. It is also rich in fiber and helps keep you full for longer. It is commonly used in cuisines of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Though not glutinous like wheat flour, just like bajra, maize or jowar flour it can be made easier to cook by using hot water to knead its dough. I used to feed ragi gruel to my sons when they were babies.

Ragi dosa recipe

I had earlier shared the recipe of Ragi chillaΒ which is quite simple too. This is an easy to cook recipe of Ragi Dosa that does not take much time either.

Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Pancake
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This is a really nutritious and filling breakfast option. it is tasty too and has the goodness of finger millets.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 10 dosas
  • Ragi flour (finger millet flour) 1.5 cups
  • Rava or semoline ½ cup
  • rice flour ½ cup
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ fresh coconut grated
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill leaves (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  1. Take ragi flour, rava and rice flour together. Mix is well with curd and water and leave it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Now blend together ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and coconut in a blender.
  3. Add this to the millet mix.
  4. Before starting to prepare dosas, add the finely chopped onion, dill leaves and coriander leaves. Thin down the batter which must have become thicker by now.
  5. It must be of a runny consistency just like rava dosa batter.
  6. Heat a tava/griddle/pan.
  7. Smear oil. When the pan is hot, spread out the batter to form a thin crust on the tava.
  8. Sprinkle some more oil on top.
  9. Cover and cook on medium high flame till the bottom is crispy.
  10. You don't need to cook it on both sides.
  11. It should look completely brown like chocolate.
  12. Now take it out and serve hot with chutney or sambar. It is crispy and tasty.
You can skip dill leaves if you don't have it though I think it adds a distinct taste.

You don't need to ferment the batter.

After making dosas, store the remaining in the fridge. Don't allow it to ferment.

These dosas are really filling and surprisingly tasty too.

Serve with any chutney or sauce you like. Goes well in the kids tiffin too.

It tastes best hot but tastes good even at room temperature.

Step-by-step Pictures:

Blender ginger, garlic, chillies, coconut and curry leaves.

Ragi Dosa

Add it to the ragi, rava and rice flour with curd batter. Add salt. Add some more water to make a runny batter for dosa. Keep aside for 10 minutes. You could alternatively finely chop the green chillies, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. I like to blend curry leaves as it has great health benefits and we do tend to discard it otherwise.

Ragi Dosa

Leave it aside for about 10 minutes. When ready to make the dosa, add chopped onion, dill leaves and coriander to the batter.

ragi dosa recipe

Now heat a griddle/tava. Spread one tsp. of oil on it. Now spread out the dosa batter just like you would while making other dosa. CookΒ covered till well cooked. It has a dark, chocolatey look. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney as the perfect breakfast that keeps you satiated for long. Enjoy!

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17 thoughts on “Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Crepe for Breakfast

  1. Looks yum! Since coconut, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and garlic has been added in the batter, it would taste good without any accompaniment too! Will try it out soon! πŸ™‚

  2. I do the same thing with rava dosa πŸ™‚ It tastes out of the world. I have tried the ragi dosa mix powder too and it tastes awesome with curry leaves, green chillies, onion and light tadka. Damn! I want dosa now πŸ˜€

  3. We have made ragi dosa before but never with all these ingredients like coconut, chillies, corainder etc in the batter. This sounds so heavenly, will try for sure some day! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

    1. I guess one could even add finely chopped greens to it for a richer taste. I keep experimenting with my dosas so that they taste nicer. The kids enjoy variety. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the recipe.

    1. I do enjoy cooking, and the enthusiastic eaters at home provide a great audience. πŸ™‚ I love eating as well. Mostly, I prefer recipes that don’t require much slogging on the stove. This blog is for my sons who wanted me to document my recipes. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading.

  4. I lost my mum right after my marriage. I crave for a lot of her recipes. And, I wish that I had learnt them from her. In the course of our conversations, my sons said that they would love to have my recipes in some place. You know how all kids love their mother’s cooking. Thus was born this blog. Since both my children love food and hopefully they will cook as well too, these recipes will come in handy at a future date.

  5. Great recipe. I can try this.
    Tell me the chutney in the picture was another coconut? So you added some coconut to batter and some for chutney right? Sorry – but I cook so less that my questions can be too basic! πŸ˜›

    1. Yes, Parul that was coconut chutney. Yes, I used some for the batter and remaining in the chutney. No problem. No question is silly yaar. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow — with curds and ginger and garlic and green chillies and coconut? Sounds superb.
    I would love to try this. And I’m sure I’d like it.

    Rachna, thank you so, so, so much.

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