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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ragi Dosas



I somehow did not get a chance to try these ragi dosas until recently though I knew about them for a long time. I recalled about them while having a casual conversation with a friend and tried them immediately. I loved the texture and flavor of these dosas more compared to the instant version I regularly prepare. Yes, these dosas need soaking and fermenting like the regular dosas. Try them if you are looking to kick start your day on a healthy note. They are a good alternative to rice dosas.

Ingredients for 20 dosas:
3/4 cup urad dal (skinned black gram)
1.5 cup ragi flour (finger millet flour)
2 - 3 Tbsp poha (flattened rice flakes)
1 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
Salt to taste

Preparation of dosa batter:
Soak urad dal, poha and methi seeds together in water, for about 3 hours. Throw away the water used to soak. Grind uraddal, poha and methi into very fine batter, adding water as needed. Collect the batter into a big container and add ragi flour and salt to it. Mix the batter well with a ladle so that the flour is incorporated well into the mixture. Cover the container and allow it to ferment overnight in a warm place.


Making Dosas:
Heat a griddle or a flat pan. Sprinkle some water on the griddle. If the water sizzles and evaporates, then the griddle is ready to make dosas.
Mix the fermented batter well with a ladle. Pour a ladleful of batter (about 1/2 cup) at the centre of the griddle and spread it into a thin circle. Pour 1/2 tsp of oil around the circumference of the spread batter. Flip the dosa after the bottom side is done and spread a few drops of oil again along the edges. Fry the other side too and remove the dosas. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
Serve them with any chutney or a spicy pickle.

Check what the other marathoners are cooking on this third day of BM#6.

20 comments:

harini-jaya said...

Ee version bagundi kani maa intlo deeniki emi response untundho choodali ..

Jay said...

sounds absolutely healthy n devourable..:P
Tasty Appetite

Priya Sreeram said...

nice looking dosas- loved the addition of poha in it !

DD said...

wow!!!!
that's yummy and healthy recipe

Vardhini said...

Healthy and yummy dosas.


Vardhini
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Usha said...

I have heard a lot about these dosa but never tried nor tasted them. Definitely a healthy dosa!

vaishali sabnani said...

Suma...i always wait for u r posts...simply love them..n this one is unique for me...since hubby is fond of dosas..will give it a shot..may b t day ..will let u know:)

Mélange ! said...

That's the best way to kick start a day ! We all love them..healthy!

Archana Vivek said...

Very healthy and nice.

Mom Chef said...

Like this version Suma :) Healthy too !

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... Very healthy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting :)
Indian Cuisine

Prathibha said...

Even I make dis dear n almost similar...nice n healthy way of eating ragi

Aarthi said...

this looks healthy

Jayashree said...

I make this dosa differently. Must try out this version.

Cooks said...

Ragi dosas look crisp and yummy.. My MIL just bought a fresh bag of ragi flour and thanks to your week long marathon, I'm sure I'll make good use of it.. Thank you.

Priya said...

Even i love this version than tha instant one, looks prefect.

Srivalli said...

Suma, that plate looks fantastic..we love ragi dosas..

Apu said...

Yumm!! Nice looking dosas.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Suma, the dosa looks superb, I thought Ragi dosa would be somewhat darker in color, but these have such a tempting color.

Raji said...

I made these dosas yesterday and they were a big hit..even my fussy daughter loved it...now I will be making this often. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Suma.