Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ragi Dose

After having my daughter, I have suddenly transformed into a health freak. By health freak, I don’t mean I’ve become more health conscious(that’s an uphill task - a steep one at that!), just that I’m more aware of what I’m cooking for my family - healthy/junk food wise. These days whenever someone tells me about a healthy food, I always try to incorporate it in our regular menu, irrespective of our likeliness towards it. Then comes another uphill battle of convincing my daughter to eat it. Well, not “convincing” exactly, it’s more like - I put so much effort in feeding you healthy stuff, you better eat it without any ‘nakhara’. Sometimes I need to extend this “convincing” to my husband as well, that’s a different story.. :)

Anyways, when my friend Roopa told me this ragi dosa recipe, I was really excited to try it out. Even though I myself am not very fond of taste of ragi, I am willing to overlook it considering the power-pack nutrition it offers..  

But this dosa tastes good. It tastes almost like uddina dose(regular urad dal dosa). Whatever the taste, you just cannot ignore the nutrition part of raagi...  

And of course, it’s easy to make :) 


Ragi - 4 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup
Methi seeds - 1 tsp


Soak Urad Dal and Methi Seeds for 2-4 hrs or more. Grind it just like you would grind for regular dosa. 

Then mix it with Ragi. 

Fermenting is optional. Spread it on hot tava and cook on both sides. Eat with coconut chutney. 

Toddler Verdict - My daughter doesn’t like this.... at all! I think she is put off more by the color than the taste of it. Of course, there’s also her tiny little ego she has to take care of, which doesn’t let her eat anything healthy without objecting first!

Recipe Source - Roopa Sudheer


  1. Here is something you could modify for your daughter to eat. To the raagi batter, chop some onions, cilantro and a cup of grinded coconut. Instead of oil, use ghee. It worked at our house and no complains so far from Meghana.

  2. Thanks for this tip Praveen. Will try it and surely update here.