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Aug 14, 2011

Ragi Dosa

Dishes made of Ragi are very healthy. The easiest to make would be Ragi Dosa. When I wanted to make this dish, I was apprehensive on how it might taste - bland?. But, I must agree I was pleasantly surprised at how crispy and good it tasted.The preparation time for the dish would be 20 min end to end. Yes, its that simple!
Ragi flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 teaspoons
Rava - 4 teaspoons
Green chillies
Coriander - chopped
Cumin seeds
Asafoetida - a pinch
Baking Soda - a tiny pinch (mix this with water first and then add)
1/4 Onion - finely chopped
Water - 1.5 cups (approx)
Salt to taste

What to do:

1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok and fry the onions, green chillies, cumin seeds. Add Rava and switch off the stove.
2. After it cools, add it to Ragi flour and the rest of the ingredients. Add water such that the batter consistency is enough to sprinkle the batter on the hot pan.

It is very important to remember:
1. Pan should be heated properly before starting to make the dosas'
2. Sprinkle the Dosa batter, yes, "sprinkle" and do so from the circumference to the center. Sometimes when you try making ragi dosa like the normal dosa procedure of pouring the batter at the center and spreading it out, it does not cook properly in the center and it also becomes fat. So, with a thin batter sprinkle it to make crispy dosas'
3. Cook the dosa on both the sides
4. Eat hot

The dish can be made more interesting to eat by having a side dish which is spicy. I usually make onion-tomato chutney or coconut- green chilly chutney.

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