January 17, 2011

Ragi dosa (Finger millet crepe)

This is a healthy whole grain dosa that warms your stomach on cold winter nights. It is quick to put together and goes great with any curry or chutney you have lying around in your fridge. 

What I used: Serves 4
1 cup whole ragi flour/finger millet flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup rice flour
¼ cup fine chirotee rava/semolina
1 cup yogurt
Warm water 1 cup or more
½ tsp jeera
Pinch of hing/asafoetida
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients to form a fairly runny batter. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Prep a dosa or pancake pan by smearing it with an onion. Cut an onion into half, dip it in oil and smear it on a hot pan just before you pour the batter. This gives you a natural nonstick coating.
Pour the batter and  create a circular crepe with the ladle. Let it cook to a golden brown. Gently turn it over to the other side and let it cook the same way. Serve hot. Enjoy!