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Here's An Excellent Ragi Dosa Batter Preparation Method For You
Here’s An Excellent Ragi Dosa Batter Preparation Method For You
What Is Ragi?
Ragi is a whole grain that is filled with highly nutritious content. It has been a staple part of the Indian diet for generations and generations. According to NDTV Food, this grain is a great source of carbohydrates – a food group that is essential to ensuring your energy levels are maintained. Additionally, a nutritionist in the article states its benefits, especially for those who are allergic to gluten and lactose, since it contains neither of these.
Ragi is also an excellent source of calcium, iron, and dietary fibre. Sprouted ragi is also high in vitamin C. These nutrients help with weight loss, better skin, controlling of blood sugar, and also acts as a natural relaxant. These benefits are only a few of so many more!
Ragi has been used in a number of ways in the kitchen, to prepare foods like chapati and bread to snacks like ragi noodles and cookies. For almost all of these items, ragi is used in its flour or powder form. There are multiple ways to make ragi flour, and you can get yours ground at a flour mill, or do it yourself at home. Ragi is often not consumed because of its relatively bland taste, but with a little experimentation and some fun combinations, you are sure to love this whole grain! One such fun food is ragi dosa. The right ragi dosa recipe paired with your favourite chutney or sambar is sure to make its way to your breakfast plate day after day!
Ragi Dosa Batter Preparation
The first step in any ragi dosa recipe is the ragi dosa batter preparation. After all, for the perfectly crispy dosa, you need the perfectly fermented batter! You can have two types of batter, one that is ready to use, instant ragi dosa batter, and another that also includes urad dal. We will explain both methods of ragi dosa batter preparation in this article.
Instant Ragi Dosa Batter Preparation
This method is best if you do not have a lot of time on your hands but still want to enjoy a highly nutritious meal. All you have to do is get a few ingredients, mix them well together, and your batter is ready!
- Take one cup of ragi flour and add a quarter cup of besan flour to this. You can replace besan with rice flour or chickpea flour
- To this, add the requisite amount of chopped onions, grated ginger, chopped curry and coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, half a teaspoon of cumin, a pinch of asafoetida, and salt to taste
- Add half a cup of buttermilk and thrice that amount of water. Mix this well, until you reach dosa batter consistency
- You can also add coconut to this mixture for added taste and texture
- Set aside the batter to rest for 20 minutes to half an hour before making your dosas
- Use a nonstick pan to use smaller amounts of oil if you are trying to be health-conscious
- Using a spoon, take the ragi dosa batter and add it to the tawa, and spread evenly. Allow the dosa to cook for a few minutes before flipping it and cooking it on the other side
- Take off the tawa when sufficiently crispy and enjoy it with your favourite chutney!
Urad Dal And Ragi Dosa Batter Preparation
This method of ragi dosa batter preparation requires a little more preparation and effort.
- Soak half a cup of urad dal overnight along with half a cup of rice (boiled) and half a cup of ragi. You can also choose to add 1/4 teaspoon of methi seeds to the urad dal
- The next day, grind the urad dal first, then keep it aside
- Next, grind the ragi and rice together until you get a smooth batter
- Mix these two batters together and ensure that it is of a smooth consistency
- Add about a teaspoon of salt and mix well. Allow this batter to ferment for six to eight hours until you see that it has risen above the original amount
- The better fermented the batter is, the crispier your dosas will be!
- Add more salt to taste if required, and enjoy your dosas with chutney or sambar!
As we have seen, there is more than one method of ragi dosa batter preparation, and you can choose the one best suited for you based on your time, available ingredients, and convenience. All in all, ragi is an excellent addition to your diet if you are looking to switch over to a healthier lifestyle!