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February 4, 2009


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We do this dosa at least once in a week for our Breakfast/dinner.Very easy to make.Raagi is rich in dietary fibre.So it is good for irregular bowel movements.This dosa tastes heaven with Tomato chutney.I feel they are made for each other:)

This healthy jodi is on its way to the romantic event of rathna'!!

  • Raagi flour – 2 parts
  • Wheat flour – 1 part
  • Rice flour – 1/2 part(optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sour Buttermilk – 1/2 cup
  • Water – to mix
To temper:
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Big onions – 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Pepper corns - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2 nos ( slit cut)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mix all the flour with salt and water .
  • Temper all the items given under “to temper” and saute onions ,green chillies and curry leaves. Mix with it.
  • The batter should be watery and free-flowing.
  • Heat a dosa tawa and pour the batter in a circular manner starting from the sides and finishing in the middle.Sprinkle some oil. Cook for sometime.
  • Flip it over and make a thin dosa.
Crispy n healthy raagi dosa is ready to eat!!
Serve with tomato chutney/Idly milagaai podi!!

Note: Instead of tempering , we can add pepper and jeera .No onions,chillies are required.

I do this chutney only for raagi dosa!! Very easy to prepare, at the same time very tasty too:)
To grind:
  • Ripe Tomato – 2 nos
  • Small onions/Pearl onions – 10 nos
  • Red chilly – 2-3 nos(add more depending on ur taste)
  • Salt – to taste
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds – little
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Oil – 1 tsp
Method to grind:
  • Grind all the items given under “to grind” and make it a smooth paste.
  • Heat a kadai with oil and temper all the items given under “to temper” .
  • Now add the chutney to it and bring it to boil.
  • It should boil till the raw smell leaves.
Serve with Raagi dosa!!


  • Finger millet , also known as African millet or Ragi.
  • Nutritive value of Ragi per 100 g
Protein 7.3 g
Fat 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Minerals 2.7 g
Calcium 3.44 g
Fibre 3.6 g
Energy 328 KCal
  • It strengthens the kidneys, beneficial to stomach and spleen-pancreas, builds the in fluids, moistens dryness, alkalizing, balances over-acid conditions, sweetens breath by retarding bacteria growth in mouth, high amino acid profile and rich silicon content helps prevent miscarriage, anti-fungal.
  • Also useful for diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion, and diabetes. Soothes morning sickness.


  1. I love ragi dosai too and its a regular addition to our weekly menu. But I generally make the urad dhal - ragi version which is now in my archive. Yours looks nice and crispy.

  2. Never had ragi dosa so far..Have to give a try after seeing the nutritional value..Tx for sharing

  3. Never had ragi dosa.Looks delicious.Tomato chutney i make is different.

  4. Wow yummy combo. Never tasted raagi dosa before.

  5. wow ! ragi dosai and tomato chutney loooking yummy and healthy too .ur blog name is fentabulaous .:D ,That's my fav movie ...:)Thanks for the comment @ my blog happy cooking

  6. Hi lovely, thankyou for stopping by. I think that I've actually visited your blog before. I will definitely be marking it. Indian food always looks SO yummy and I cant wait to try on cooking it :-)

    <3 Hannah

  7. Perfect for a diet. Info are worthy dear. Yes, these dosas and tomato chutney are made for each other:) yummy.

  8. I remember having this as a kid at my aunt's place.It brings me back those wonderful memories :).Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours.. Ragi dosa looks great.. i've not tried this version with wheat flour.. must be great with the tomato chutney.

  10. Ragi dosa with tomato chutney looks so perfect for a healthy bresakfast !! I make it but never used wheat flour, shall surely try it !! Nice blog with yummy dishes !!

  11. Thanku all for stopping by..Do try this variety and enjoy its benefits:)

  12. Amazing coincidence I just made ragi dosai yesterday and here I see your version of it, your version sounds yum...thanks for all the info on ragi, I knew it was healthy without knowing the specific health benefits....

  13. I make raagi adai.. but haven't tried dosa.. Recipe sounds good and I have bookmarked it . thanks for the recipe.

  14. Hey Chitra,
    Thanks you for visiting my blog and leading me here. It's a wonderful blog. Congratulations :-)
    Ragi dosa and tomato chutney looks yum. May be you can send it as an entry to the event at my blog.

    Take care, Will be visiting often now and leave my footprints(comments) :-D

  15. Pls trail me back for a surprise:)

  16. Indeed tomato chutney and this dosa sounds a great combo! I will try next time:)

  17. i've never had ragi dosa. healthy recipe. am gonna try this. your tomato chutney looks yum!

  18. Thanks a lot friends for ur lovable comments:)

  19. Thanku rathna,will sure link this post :)

    Thanks a lot viki..Iam just flying:)

  20. i have never eaten ragi dosa... i dint even know it existed!! if thats the tomato chutney hotels serve with dosa...i LOVE it!:D

  21. I've never had ragi dosa.My parents in India make this often and my mom plans to feed me this when i go next.Looks wonderful.A perfect Healthy dosa!

  22. hi chitra, ur raagi dosa looks so crispy & nice, reminding me of long bygone days, My mom-in-law used to like it,when I was in India I used to make them, I think I have almost forgotten how I was making them, Only mom-in-law & me used to eat Raagi balls, Raagi dosai, Raagi Rotti, she passed away last year, ur Raagi reminded me of her, I am missing her, Now I only make Raagi Rotti for myself,Yes as u said Raagi such a healthy food, Thanks I will also introduce once a week food in my house too, & try ur dosa recipe & tomato chutney, I always made just Thenga chutney(coconut chutney), They both look so yummy!!!!

  23. Hai Chitra..

    Thanks for visiting my blog.. U have lovely recipes... I love ragi dosa..I have to make it at home...

  24. Hi Chitra, great post! I am gluten intolerant. What can I use instead of wheat flour?

    1. Hi ,Thanks. U can use little rice flour instead of wheat flour.

    2. Will the measure of rice flour be same as wheat flour?

    3. You can add just 2 tbsp of rice flour. for 2 cups of ragi flour.It will come out crispy.

    4. Thanks a lot Chitra, u r a life saver :-)

    5. Thanks Honey.Please share your feedback once u try :)


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