Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crispy Finger Millet Pancakes/ Crispy Ragi Dosa

This is the healthiest dosa of all,perfect for people who have diabetes ,a low calorie and have a high nutritional  value.Ragi/finger millet is very common in southern parts of india and i came across this dosa,seven yrs back ,right after my marraige until then i had never used or consumed ragi flour.I was newly married and was staying in a rented house with my hubby in bangalore and the owner of the house were staying right below my house,the land lady was too good and fortunately a very good cook  but she didnt knew hindi etall and i didnt knew kannada but she could understand a bit of english and so it was little difficult to communicate,once she made these wonderful ragi dosa for us and i was very impressed also my hubby is very fond of ragi dosa and ragi rottis so he told me to take recipe from her,but when i went and asked her she was not able to explain me and so she immediately gave me demo in her kitchen and this is how i learnt from her,on that day itself i had noted the recipe in my book.I am really thankful to mrs somshekhar  for letting me know such healthy and power packed dosas ,its now a regular meal in my kitchen.

makes 8-10 dosas
ingredients :
1/2 cup ragi flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup chopped fresh methi leaves/1 small cube frozen methi ,wash and use after thawing it.
1-2 tbsp chopped corriander leaves
1 small finely chopped onion
1-2 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed black pepper corns
salt to taste
oil as required
water as required
method :
Mix all the ingredients together except oil with enough water to make a thin ( like buttermilk ) consistency batter.Rest this batter for 10-15 mins.Mix well ,heat a non-stick  pan/tava/griddle on high flame,the tava should be baking hot,sprinkle the batter from little high to form a circular shape,drizzle 1-2 tsps of oil generously,flip over and let it cook for few mins till crisp and serve hot with coconut chutney/tomato chutney.
pls note :
1.you can add 1/2 cup yogurt and rest water to make soft dosas or only water to make crispy like rava dosas.
2.If making crispy dosas the tava should be smoking hot and just spread the batter from little top to get the web like look in your dosas.
3.you can add any greens like corriander leaves,spring onion,spinach leaves ,grated bottle gourd or fenugreek leaves for flavour of your own choice.
Linking this to priya's bookmarked recipes-every tuesday event.


  1. Very interesting and tasty sounding pancake!

  2. Healthy and yummy ragi dosa...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  3. Wow, that looks really, really delicious! The crispy part especially :)

  4. I agree with you, it's definitely a healthy option for dosa

  5. Looks crispy and very yum...healthy as well

  6. Healthy ragi dosa, looks very delicious..

  7. looks great! thanks for sharing..will surely try this weekend :)

  8. looks delicious and healthy dosa..

  9. Wow..power packed dosa..looks so crispy n delicious Sonu..must try!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmarked event.

    US Masala

  10. Never tried this recipe...will definitely do this weekend...

    Tasty Appetite

  11. it has come out so perfect and crispy


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