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.

Ragi Dosa, Finger millat crepes that makes the ultimate power-packed breakfast!

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.

Ragi Dosa, Healthy breakfast recipe for Indian crepes (Dosa) made of ragi/finger millet

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?!

Ragi Dosa, Healthy breakfast recipe for Indian crepes (Dosa) made of ragi/finger millet

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!

Ragi Dosa, Finger millat crepes that makes the ultimate power-packed breakfast!

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 😛

Ragi Dosa, Finger millat crepes that makes the ultimate power-packed breakfast!

PS: I served it with this amazing vegetable chutney making it a healthy bonanza!

Anyway, here is the recipe for:

Ragi Dosa


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3



  • 1/2 cup urad dal (skinned black lentils)
  • 1 cup Ragi Flour
  • 1/8 cup Rice flour
  • About 1 ½ cup Water
  • Salt to season
  • Oil to cook the dosa


  1. Soak the urad dal for about 4-5 hours. Drain it and grind it to a smooth paste using minimum amount of water. You can make this ahead of time (larger quantities too) and store it in the refrigerator for at least days.
  2. Add the ragi flour, rice flour and salt to the lentil paste. Mix well.
  3. Add water in small quantities to the flour mixture. Mix well. Continue adding water until you are left with a medium thin batter.
  4. Heat up a skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, add a couple of drops of oil and spread it around using half onion or paper towels.
  5. Add a ladle-full of batter to the center of the hot skillet. Work fast and spread the batter around in concentric circles.
  6. Add 3-5 drops of oil around the dosa.
  7. Cook on medium high heat until the skillet-side of the dosa turns golden and the dosa begins to release from the surface of the pan.
  8. Serve hot with chutney or jam or ghee.

My Take:

Saute some veggies like spinach & mushroom; stuff it in the dosas along with some shredded cheese and you have a healthy, delicious Brunch on your table.

Yummily Yours'



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  1. As usual beautiful post Prash. Actually, we love Ragi Dosa though it has been a while since I made them. Somehow, I had this brainwave to introduce it as “Chocolate Dosa” to my toddler (way back when Sonshine was a toddler) and he liked it. :).Your post makes me want some. Thanks for reminding me about this. Let me go find my recipe. 🙂 – Sreelatha

  2. Hello Prash! Nice and tasty recipe. People who are really concerned about their health may go for this in their breakfast as regular diet as they are specially made to enhance the overall energy level of the humans.
    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.

  3. Hello Prash.Thanks for sharing the recipes of healthy and delicious food.In today’s fast paced life we don not have enough time to take healthy diet.But we should be concerned about the nutritious diet we must follow for a healthy life.

    • That is so true Ravish. And we have so many healthy recipes that we can learn from our aunts and grandmas 🙂

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