Millets have been consumed in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times. These are coarse grains that are highly nutritious. Millets are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Millets are also rich in fiber which supports gut health due to naturally occurring prebiotics, also known as good bacteria, which is good for digestion. It helps in preventing the commencement of colon cancer in the human body. Ragi is a type of millet that has gained popularity among the diet-conscious crowd of society. Ragi is high in protein, calcium and high in fiber. Ragi is also known as finger millets.
To include Ragi in your diet, you can use Ragi flour, which is now readily available. One such dish that can be made with Ragi flour is Ragi dosa.
Why Ragi Dosa?
As we all know, Dosa is a south Indian dish that is not only limited to south India but loved by people all over the country and the world. Dosa is light and easy to eat and satiates the hunger for a long period of time. Traditionally dosas are made of semolina or suji, also called Rava, but today we will learn to prepare Ragi dosa which can be eaten as breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Ragi Dosa is also suitable for people who have diabetes.
Ragi Dosa Recipe Ingredients
The Ragi dosa recipe is noted down below for you. Follow it to make one of the most healthy meals for yourself.
|Semolina, or Gram Flour|
|Roasted and Ground Asafetida (Heeng)|
|Cumin Seeds (Jeera)|
|Chopped Green Chilies or Red Ground Chili Powder|
|One Cup of Curd|
Ragi Dosa Recipe And Method For Preparation
In a large mixing bowl, add the following ragi dosa recipe ingredients:
|Step by Step: Method For Preparation|
|Step 1: Take two cups of Ragi flour and mix half a cup of rice flour, semolina, or gram flour, depending on your preference.|
|Step 2: Put half a cup of finely chopped onions.|
|Step 3: Add grated ginger. The amount of ginger will depend on your choice. If you want, you can also skip this part.|
|Step 4: Add roasted and ground asafetida (heeng) and cumin seeds (jeera) for flavor.|
|Step 5: Add chopped green chilies or red ground chili powder if you prefer to eat spicy food.|
|Step 6: Put salt as per taste.|
|Step 7: You can also add coriander and curry leaves, but they are entirely optional. Now add sour curd and water to mix all the ingredients into a batter. One cup of curd should be combined. Keep adding water till you reach the desired consistency.|
|Step 8: The consistency of the batter should not be too watery or too thick. It should be like a paste that can easily be spread onto a pan or Tawa.|
|Step 9: Your batter is ready. Let it sit for half an hour.|
After half an hour, Put a skillet, pan, or tawa on the stove (you can use iron tawa or non-stick tawa) on medium flame to let it become hot. Then spread a teaspoon of oil or butter on the pan; once it’s hot, take one ladle of batter, spread it on the tawa, and let it cook after three to four minutes. Carefully flip the crepe on the other side and let it cook for another few minutes till its golden brown and crisp.
Tada, your healthy meal is ready to serve. Combine it with green mint and coriander dip or chutney, or you can also eat it together with coconut chutney like the traditional dish is served.
The Ragi dosa recipe above is one of the most straightforward ragi dosa recipes available. Go on and try it at your home today itself.
Fun Fact about Ragi Dosa
Ragi is millet, and the year 2022 to 2023 have been assigned as the International Year of Millets to increase its production and consumption, the government provides farmers who grow ragi with various harvest-related benefits. Ragi is a crop that does not take as much water as the other cereals. Ragi only requires four hundred to five hundred millimeters of water. It is grown in almost all cropping months in different parts of the country, making it an eco-friendly crop.
The high Ragi production states are Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat. It is grown in other parts of the country too.
Breakfast, Brunch, and Dinner
Ragi dosa is a great dish to start your day. If you have it as breakfast, you will feel energetic the whole day and light.
Ragi dosa can also be consumed as an evening snack or brunch to curb your mid-evening hunger pangs.
Usually, people who are on a diet or prefer to eat light food during their dinner like to eat Ragi Dosa as it is healthy and tasty. The Ragi, as mentioned earlier, dosa recipe will give you a heavenly experience.
To end with, I would suggest adding this excellent dish to your food choices as it is environmentally friendly to grow, light, and tasty to eat, helps in weight loss and maintains gut health as it provides good bacteria to the intestines.
Do try the mentioned Ragi dosa ingredient recipe at your home by yourself and become independent when it comes to maintaining good health.