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February 4, 2009


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Instant ragi dosa with wheat flour

We do this instant ragi dosa at least once in a week for our Breakfast/dinner. This ragi dosa is prepared without rice flour and without curd or buttermilk. Instead I have used wheat flour/atta and water. So it comes out crispy in the corners and soft in the middle. So you can make this instant ragi dosa for your lunch box, breakfast and dinner. Very easy to make too. Ragi is rich in dietary fibre. So it is good for irregular bowel movements. This dosa tastes heaven with Tomato chutney. Tomato chutney or coconut chutney is the best side dish for ragi dosa. I personally like tomato chutney combination and they are made for each other:). I have also shared the tomato chutney recipe below. Check it out friends !

  • Ragi flour – 1/2 cup
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – to make batter (I used 2 to 2.5 cups )
To mix with batter
  • Big onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Jeera/ cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Mix ragi and wheat flour with salt and water.
  • Add all the items given under “to mix with batter”. Mix with it.
  • The batter should be watery and free-flowing. If the batter is thick, dosa comes out thick. To make crispy dosa, you should make the batter watery.
  • Heat a dosa tawa and pour the batter in a circular manner starting from the sides and finishing in the middle. Drizzle some oil after the dosa ia half cooked. Cook for sometime.
  • Flip it over and make a thin dosa. Fold and serve!
Crispy n healthy raagi dosa is ready to eat!!
Serve with tomato chutney/Idly milagaai podi!!

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

Tomato chutney

I do this chutney only for ragi 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 your taste)
  • Garlic cloves - 2
  • Salt – to taste
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds – little
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tsp
  • 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 and becomes thick. Remove and serve with ragi dosa or any instant dosa !
Serve with Raagi dosa!!

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Dershana said...

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.

sriharivatsan said...

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

Chitra said...

Thanks dershana & srihari:)

Saritha said...

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

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow yummy combo. Never tasted raagi dosa before.

Mangala Bhat said...

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

Artist At Work said...

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

Vikis Kitchen said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Laavanya said...

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.

Archy said...

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 !!

Chitra said...

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

Usha said...

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....

Prema Sundar said...

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

Rathna said...

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

Vikis Kitchen said...

Pls trail me back for a surprise:)

Raks said...

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

Vibaas said...

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

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot friends for ur lovable comments:)

Chitra said...

Thanku rathna,will sure link this post :)

Thanks a lot viki..Iam just flying:)

Mandira said...

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

Chitra said...

Thanks mandira:)

Nithya Praveen said...

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!

Myvegfare said...

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!!!!

Ashwini said...

Hai Chitra..

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

Unknown said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Unknown said...

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