Just like that Ragi (Finger millet) is back. Last time it was a sweet condiment in the form of ball Ragi Laddu, this time it’s a healthy breakfast crepe Ragi dosa which goes well with any side dish chutney, sambar or chutney powder. It’s fairly an ugly colored breakfast to start your day which requires to be compensated with it’s health benefits.
Finger millet is better known for it’s high calcium, iron, fibre, and low glycemic index. The first semi-solid food that is introduced to babies in the early age starts with this awesome tiny cereal finger millet. But unfortunately as the child grows and develops taste, gravitation towards visually appealing food also increases. It happens so that the wonderful cereal finger millet gets under-rated and disappears from meals. Off-late I have determined to re-introduce ragi in some form to my kids, hence this breakfast ragi dosa took birth. Some times I have to insist them to eat, some other times I bribe with their favorite side dish ( like this apple jam may be).
Stand alone ragi turned to dosa may tend to be hard to chew, then split black gram lentils come to my rescue. A batter made with soaked black gram lentils happen to be fluffy, light and soft. Combining it with finger millet flour and resting for almost 8 hours to ferment transforms the ragi dosa to be porous, soft and easily chewable. Enjoying these nutrient packed crepes when they are still hot is really necessary to start adoring them.