By Monalisa Mehrotra
Dosa is a comfort food and loved by kids as well as adults. Of all the variations, ragi dosa top the charts. A famous South Indian breakfast or snacking option, instant ragi dosa when served piping hot with condiments such as coconut chutney and sambhar (a bowl of lentils with veggies) taste delicious at any time of day. What's more? You can serve it as is or pack it with aloo, cheese or mutton filling. This millet recipe is loaded with fibre, is a rich source of iron, calcium and other minerals.
Right from pregnancy up until now (my child is 8), ragi dosa is our family's favorite food. Although we do eat a wide variety of dishes for breakfast, more often than not, it is my Marathi grandmother's nachni dosa that steals the show.
Why ragi dosa or millet recipe?
Millets are also known as poor man’s food but now they are finding a way into everyone’s diet due to its enormous health benefits. They have good fats that the body needs, helps lower cardiovascular problems, improves the immune system, and helps regulate blood sugar. Ragi is an ideal food grain for diabetes patients, also a good choice to make dosa by substituting rice with millet. Due to their alkaline nature, these supergrains are also easy to digest. For those who are looking to lose healthy weight, include millets in your diet and see how it rewards you.
Ragi dosas contain no rice, and taste just like the regular ones – no one can tell the difference! They are supposed to be more filling, yet lighter on the digestive system than the rice-based dosas.
Types of dosas - 10 variations:
1. Wheat dosa
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2. Mysore dosa
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3. Rava dosa
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4. Moong dal dosa
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5. Oats dosa
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6. Soya dosa
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Healthy millet recipe - Ragi dosa for babies:
1. One cup Slurrp Farm Sproured Ragi Powder
2. 1/2 Cup Sooji
3. 1/2 Cup of rice flour
4. 1/2 Cup of curd
5. Salt to taste
6. Water to adjust consistency
1. In a bowl take 1 cup Slurrp Farm Sprouted Ragi Flour.
2. Add 1/2 cup sooji.
3. Add 1/2 cup rice flour.
4. Add 1/2 cup sour curd.
5. And water to adjust consistency.
6. Add salt and mix well.
7. The batter should be dosa batter consistency.
8. Keep aside for 30 minutes
9. Pour a ladleful of batter into a dosa tawa on medium heat. Using the back of the ladle spread batter into a round. Add some oil on the sides.
10. Cover with a lid and let it cook until the sides are brown. Flip gently
11. Serve up with your favorite chutney and sambar.
Do give this ragi dosa - healthy recipe a try and let us know your feedback in the comments section.