ragi dosa recipe | instant ragi dosa | finger millet dosa | ragi dose


Dosas are very versatile, they can be prepared in many ways and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ragi dosa with ground poha is one such dish. Ragi dosa is getting popular day by day. Most hotels serve ragi dosa along with other varieties of dosas. Ragi or finger millet is very nutritious, it is very light. This ragi dosa with ground poha turns out very soft and tasty. Add a few finely chopped onions, some chopped green chillies in the batter or top them on the dosas. Either way you get a great combination. Aval, also known as Poha or flattened rice is one of the main ingredients for making this soft & fluffy instant dosai. Here I’m using red poha, you can use white poha also. Ragi works as a great source of fiber when it comes to people trying for weight loss. It helps in controlling Diabetes in the body while ensuring that the person is healthy and strong. Not only this, Ragi prevents obesity, provides energy, improves digestion and averts chronic diseases.

This type of dosa is healthier by including ragi or finger millet flour in it. Millets are so healthy that you must make them a part of your daily diet.in busy morning you can just add spoonful of ragi flour in to a usual idli batter and make it to dosa consistency and prepare dosa. If no idli batter available, do it with what red poha. Ragi or finger millet flour makes soft dosa. Also, ragi is gluten-free. So, we need some flour to bind the batter well. It would be easier to spread also. For that, we add a poha batter. Once the batter ready, start prepare healthy dosa.

Heat on the pan also plays a major role in making a perfect dosa. If the pan is too hot, you won’t be able to spread the batter. It will start sticking to the pan and will form lumps. That’s why keep the flame on medium, sprinkle water at the start, and before making each dosa. This reduces the temperature of the pan. Wipe off the water and then pour the batter and spread it in circular motion. You will get good results. Ragi dosas are tasty, plus you get a healthy ragi dosa that you can serve for breakfast, brunch or in the lunch-box. This Instant Ragi Dosa recipe is a quick dish made with ragi flour, red poha, buttermilk, and salt. The recipe is made in about 10 Minutes and great for those super busy mornings. The recipe is a not too much grinding process and very easy to make. Handy at times when you want to make a quick breakfast or brunch. Serve ragi dosa with any types of chutney.

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ragi dosa recipe | instant ragi dosa | finger millet dosa | ragi dose

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


How to make Ragi Dosa

  1. Take red poha.

  2. Wash twice and soak for 2-3 minutes.

  3. In a large mixie jar add soaked red poha with water, grind in to smooth fine paste.

  4. Add ragi flour in to the same mixie jar.

  5. Add butter milk. (Or add fermented idli dosa batter).

  6. Add salt to this batter.

  7. Blend in to fine dosa batter consistency, transfer to a bowel.

  8. Stand for 5 minutes, in the meantime you can prepare easy spicy chutney.

  9. Heat dosa tawa to prepare ragi dosa.

  10. Pour ladle full of dosa and spread in circle motion to become little thick dosa.

  11. Add chopped onion, coriander leaves and green chilli.

  12. Sprinkle oil or ghee around dosa.

  13. Cook in medium flame flip once bottom side cooked well.

  14. Once both sides cooked well, take dosa from the tawa.

  15. Healthy and tasty ragi dosa is now ready for serving.


  • Use any homemade or store bought ragi flour.
  • Use any red poha or white poha.
  • To add crispiness to it, you need to add rava and rice flour to the batter.
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