Ragi dosa is one of the healthiest forms of dosa. An all-rounder in terms of nutrition, Ragi dosa is mainly made of ragi / finger millet & urad dal/lentils. With the lentil paste made ahead of time, this power packed, healthy breakfast takes only about 10 minutes in the morning making it an ideal candidate for weekday breakfast. It also offers the option of filling it up with sautéed greens, mushrooms, cheese and anything else of choice making it a delightfully scrumptious weekend brunch. Either way, Ragi dosa is a must try recipe.
As children, my brother and I made Ewww-I-am-not-eating-that-thing faces when my mom served us anything with ragi in it. Believe you me, my mom made a number of varieties with it (ragi dosa, ragi rotti, ragi porridge, ragi balls and the list goes on) and tried to impress our immature palette but it made no difference to us. We refused to eat it with a happy face. We HAD to eat it but we made sure to express our displeasure about it.
It mostly had something to with the colour of the food. I know kids are supposed to hate green but green food was not much of a problem with us. As south Indians who mostly ate white, shiny pearl-like rice, the brown grainy texture of ragi seemed very alien-ish! My mom insisting upon the fact it was super nutritious and healthy and would make us strong only made matters worse. But if course! Right? Do you know of any kid who would willingly eat something nutritious and healthy?!
Well, there comes a time in everyone’s life when you begin to appreciate tasty things because they are healthy, right? You begin to realize the fact that one meal with the healthy stuff (which definitely seems lots tastier than you remember) means that much less to fret about calories and waist size. With that epiphany, my newly acquired taste for ragi and my blossoming skills as a food blogger, I have made more than a couple of ragi recipes that have turned out absolutely delicious!
Since ragi and ragi dosa have become regulars at the breakfast table, I decided to share the photographs and recipe for Ragi dosa. If your kids fuss about the colour, you can always tell them that ragi is an alternate form of chocolate! How about that! If only my mom had convinced us that ragi flour is just cocoa powder 😛
PS: I served it with this amazing vegetable chutney making it a healthy bonanza!
Anyway, here is the recipe for: