Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Crepe for Breakfast

by Rachna

 

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, but 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 chilla which is quite simple too. This is an easy to cook recipe of Ragi Dosa that does not take much time either.

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Ragi Dosa Recipe | Savoury Finger Millet Pancake

This is a really nutritious and filling breakfast option. it is tasty too and has the goodness of finger millets.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 dosas

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Ragi flour finger millet flour
  • 1/2 cup Rava or semolina
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

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. Cook 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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Shilpa Garg July 27, 2015 - 11:28 am

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! 🙂

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:47 am

True that Shilpa. You can have it plain or with coconut chutney or green chutney or even ketchup. 🙂

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Shilpa Garg July 27, 2015 - 11:28 am

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! 🙂

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:47 am

True that Shilpa. You can have it plain or with coconut chutney or green chutney or even ketchup. 🙂

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill July 27, 2015 - 11:32 am

I do the same thing with rava dosa 🙂 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 😀

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

So wonderful it is. And how gorgeous it looks. You know I even feed Coco ragi gruel. He loves it. 🙂

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill July 27, 2015 - 11:32 am

I do the same thing with rava dosa 🙂 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 😀

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

So wonderful it is. And how gorgeous it looks. You know I even feed Coco ragi gruel. He loves it. 🙂

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Beloo Mehra July 27, 2015 - 11:44 am

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.

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

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. 🙂 Glad you liked the recipe.

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Beloo Mehra July 27, 2015 - 11:44 am

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.

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

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. 🙂 Glad you liked the recipe.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 27, 2015 - 3:13 pm

I haven’t tasted this, but think this will be good. Ragi is nutritious too. You enjoy cooking it seems. I only like to eat. 🙂

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 3:18 pm

I do enjoy cooking, and the enthusiastic eaters at home provide a great audience. 🙂 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. 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 27, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Your sons wanted you to document the recipes ! That’s a great idea Rachna.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 27, 2015 - 3:13 pm

I haven’t tasted this, but think this will be good. Ragi is nutritious too. You enjoy cooking it seems. I only like to eat. 🙂

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 3:18 pm

I do enjoy cooking, and the enthusiastic eaters at home provide a great audience. 🙂 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. 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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Somali K Chakrabarti July 27, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Your sons wanted you to document the recipes ! That’s a great idea Rachna.

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 3:23 pm

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.

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Rachna July 27, 2015 - 3:23 pm

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.

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Rat July 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm

i love ragi dosa. tasty n healthy dish. yum recipe 🙂

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Rat July 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm

i love ragi dosa. tasty n healthy dish. yum recipe 🙂

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swati bassi July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Looks yummy as well as nutritious.
Haven’t tried it, but will soon try cooking Ragi Dosa.
Thanks for sharing

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swati bassi July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Looks yummy as well as nutritious.
Haven’t tried it, but will soon try cooking Ragi Dosa.
Thanks for sharing

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Anita July 28, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Tasty & nutritious 🙂
Wanna try!

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Anita July 28, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Tasty & nutritious 🙂
Wanna try!

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parulthakur24 July 28, 2015 - 5:08 pm

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! 😛

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Rachna July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm

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. 🙂

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parulthakur24 July 28, 2015 - 5:08 pm

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! 😛

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Rachna July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm

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. 🙂

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dNambiar July 28, 2015 - 8:58 pm

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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Rachna July 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm

You’re most welcome. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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dNambiar July 28, 2015 - 8:58 pm

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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Rachna July 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm

You’re most welcome. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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Shalzmojo May 23, 2019 - 8:17 am

This recipe has been tempting me since ages- just making it today. Will post pics!! Thanks for such a delish recipe Rachna

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