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Ragi Dosa Recipe

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Recipe of a dosa, made using ragi (finger millet) flour. Ragi is a rich source of calcium, which is good for development of children’s bones.
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 cup ragi finger millet powder
  • 2 tbsp sooji semolina
  • 1 cup curds
  • Pinch of hing asafetida
  • Half tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Approx. half tsp red chili powder Decide this quantity based on your child's age and preference.
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Ragi dosa
  • Salt as per taste


  • Take all the ingredients other than curds and olive oil in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add curd and mix it well with all the ingredients.
  • Add a little water to get a dosa-batter like consistency.
  • After you make the batter of desired consistency, mix it properly and keep it covered for 30 minutes. Grease a non-stick tava pan (flat skillet pan) with a few drops of olive oil.
  • Heat the pan on a medium flame.
  • Pour the batter in the centre of the pan and then spread it outwards to form a medium size dosa.
  • Cover the pan with a lid, after a minute remove the lid, and then flip the dosa to cook the other side.
  • Again place a lid over the pan for a minute.
  • You can cook further for a minute without the lid for making the dosa little crisp, although this is going to be a soft dosa as it is for the kids.
  • You can serve the dosas with any chutney preferred by kids. Since Samit is not in favour of any chutney or sauce, Sandhya feeds them to him by dipping it simple Tuvar dal.