Ragi Dosa/ Finger Millet Dosa


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Ragi or Finger Millet is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals and is a gluten-free food. The cereal has low fat content and contains mainly unsaturated fat. It is easy to digest and does not contain gluten; people who are sensitive to gluten can easily consume Finger Millet. It is considered one of the most nutritious cereals.

Due to rich fibre content, Finger Millet is believed to be a good laxative and prevents constipation. People who suffer from liver diseases, high-blood pressure, heart weaknesses and asthma should consume roasted green finger millet. The millet is also advised to a lactating mother if she is unable to produce sufficient milk to feed her infant. Finger millet is considered to be a boon for diabetes patients and obese people, as the digestion of finger Millet takes place at a slow pace and hence, glucose is released slowly into the blood. Also, Millet contains an amino acid known as Typtophan. This compound reduces the appetite, and thus, helps to control your diet. So, if you are aiming at shedding a few kilos, consuming finger millet can be of great help. It is specially recommended to kids, as the millet is rich in calcium, and therefore helps in proper growth and development. Being a rich source of iron, finger millet is good for all those suffering from anaemia. The millet helps to raise the haemoglobin level. It helps to fight malnutrition and degenerative diseases. It also works well as an anti-ageing agent.

Source : Scientific India ( http://www.scind.org/1/Health/wonderful-finger-millet!!-amazing-nutritional-value-to-keep-you-healthy%E2%80%A6.html )

Ingredients:

  • Dosa Batter – 2 cups
  • Ragi Flour – 1 cup
  • Salt as required
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • mix dosa batter and ragi flour nicely to avoid forming lumps.
  • take dosa pan and make dosas like normally. you can refer to my other post ( Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa )
  • yummy ragi dosa is ready 🙂 this is an excellent food to diabetics as well.
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Ragi Idli / Finger Millet Idli


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Ragi Idli is a very healthy food to diabetics, people with low hemoglobin and for all age groups as well, including kids. It’s a great source of fiber as well.

Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal – 50 grams
  • Idli Rava – 100 grams
  • Ragi Flour – 50 grams
  • Salt – as required
  • Curd – 2 spoons
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • Soak Urad Dal for 4-5 hours and grind into a batter of soft consistent paste. add water to make sure, batter won’t become too hard.
  • wash idli rava and press it hard to remove excess water.
  • now, mix idli rava, ragi flour and little salt to the urad dal batter and mix nicely.
  • the batter should be soft and not so thick and watery, keep mixing ingredients accordingly.
  • leave this batter overnight to ferment nicely.
  • now, take idli making trays and apply oil on them.
  • pour the batter on it and allow idlis to steam cook for sometime.
  • serve hot with sambar or ground nut chutney.
  • healthy nutrient rich breakfast is ready to start your day !!! 😉