Ragi / Finger Millet is quite popular in Karnataka. It is used in a number of ways – Ragi Dosa, Ragi Rotti, Ragi Halwa, Ragi biscuit and so on.
Ragi / millet flour is usually the first solid food introduced to infants. This has been a practice or custom for a long time, it gives them the required nutrition 🙂
My Son is 4 and till date loves Ragi in the form of ragi porridge or ragi dosa or Ragi rotti.
Today’s recipe is Instant Ragi Dosa.
Ragi / Finger Millet Flour – 1.5 cups
Rice Flour – 2 tbsp
Upma Rava – 2 to 3 tbsp
Buttermilk – as needed for the dosa batter consistency
Green chillies – 2 to 3
Ginger – ½ inch
Coriander leaves – half a bunch
Turmeric – a pinch
Salt – as per taste
In a mixer, add buttermilk, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, Ragi, rice flour, rava, turmeric and salt. Churn the mixture and ensure that the green chillies are ground well.
Add more buttermilk (to make it more watery) or Rava (to make it thicker) to adjust the consistency of the batter.
At the end, add mustard and urad dal tempering – this is optional.
Heat a dosa tava – non stick or cast iron, pour the dosa batter and spread it around the pan. Close the tava with a lid and cook till done, add some ghee while cooking.
Serve hot with some chutney / sambar and some chilled buttermilk.