Monday, October 5, 2015

Posted by Mala at 2:00:00 AM No comments
Finger Millet, known as Ragi in Tamil and Nachni in Hindi, has amazing health benefits, which are unknown to many. It is rich in Calcium, and aids prevention of Osteoporosis and helps weight loss, because the natural fat content in Ragi is lower than all other cereals. Has very high fibre content, regulates blood sugar levels , hence prevents diabetes. It is an excellent source of natural iron, and treats anaemia. Reduces the risk of strokes, gluten-free, is an excellent baby food and promotes bone development.
When I was  a small girl, I used to detest Ragi because all dishes made out of it used to look dark in colour..........Nowadays, I use it to the maximum possible :) :)
So, I tried to combine this great Ragi, with some other flours and make Rava Dosa, and it turned out to be a great, crisp and tasty tiffin. By the mere looks of it, I am sure, you can feel the crisp texture of the Dosa!!!!

Ragi flour - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Rava /Semolina - 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking oil/ gingely oil to make the dosas

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: Roughly 4-5 minutes or each dosa.

Yields 5 dosas

Mix all flours, whisk them to a smooth  batter, and allow to rest for an hour, minimum.

Heat a cast iron tava, (If you are used to non stick tava, that is also fine) pour the batter from outer circles and close with the inner circle, just like Rava Dosa. Keep the flames on high when you pour, then after drizzling oil around, wait for 2 minutes, then keep the flames on medium.

Dosa becoming crisp

Flip over, no need to drizzle oil now, keep the flames on low, and wait till it turns crisp on the back side.

Serve with raw Coriander chutney (recipe to follow) or sambar.


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