instant ragi dosa recipe, how to make instant ragi dosa recipe | ragi recipes

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instant ragi dosa recipe with step by step photos – this is a quick and healthy dosa variety. ragi also known as finger millet or red millet is commonly used in the maharashtra and karnataka regions of india. in marathi it is called as nachni. it is used to make bhakris, dosas, puddings, porridges. few ragi recipes i have shared are:

in india ragi dishes are commonly fed to infants, lactating mothers and people recovering from illnesses. ragi is rich in calcium and extremely good for vegans and vegetarians. ragi is the best source of calcium. 100 gms of ragi contains approx 350 mg of calcium. ragi also has some essential amino acids which are required by the body. ragi is easily digestible and very nutritious.

women should have a good amount of calcium in the diet as with age and deficiency of calcium, the bones become porous and cause problems.

the recipe here is a no grind ragi dosa recipe and very easy. it does not require you to grind anything. you just have to mix everything. and then start making the dosas. i have also shared the process of making fermented ragi dosa recipe as well as ragi idli.

my step by step photographs for the ragi dosa recipe are not that good due to less light in my kitchen. anyways i hope that my regular readers won’t mind it. for this recipe i have used sprouted ragi flour, but you could use ragi flour or even combine both and make the ragi dosas.

few tips for making instant ragi dosa:

  1. if you do not like the sourness in dosa due to the curd being added, then you can add milk instead or half-half of both curd and milk.
  2. you could even add rice flour or besan (gram flour) to the ragi flour. but keep this mixture for 30-45 mins before making the dosa.
  3. you could also add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and some sesame seeds to the ragi dosa to make it more wholesome and spicier.

if you are looking for more dosa recipes then do check onion rava dosamysore masala dosa, rava dosapoha dosa and sabudana dosa recipe.

instant ragi dosa recipe below:

quick ragi dosa recipe
4.31 from 13 votes

instant ragi dosa recipe

ragi dosa recipe - crepes made from finger millet or red millet flour
course breakfasts
cuisine south indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 2 to 3
rough calories per serving 654 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup ragi flour or sprouted ragi flour. i used organic sprouted ragi flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut or fresh coconut
  • ½ cup curd (dahi or yogurt)
  • salt as required
  • water as required
  • oil or ghee as required for preparing dosa

how to make recipe

  1. take the ragi flour or sprouted ragi flour in a bowl or pan.
  2. add the dessicated coconut to it.
  3. then add the curd and salt.
  4. add water to the mixture and start to mix everything well.
  5. the batter should be slightly thin than the regular dosa batter. keep this batter covered for 30 minutes.
  6. on a medium hot tava or griddle pour the batter with a help of a ladle and spread it slowly.
  7. sprinkle some oil/butter/ghee on top. flip and cook the other side. cook the ragi dosa, the way you cook dosas at home.
  8. serve the ragi dosa with any vegetable dish, sambar, dal or any chutney.

lets start step by step instant ragi dosa recipe:

  • take the ragi flour or sprouted ragi flour in a bowl or pan.

sprouted ragi flour for quick ragi dosa recipe

  • add the desiccated coconut to it. you can also use freshly grated coconut instead of desiccated coconut.

ragi flour for instant ragi dosa recipe

  • add the curd and salt.

making instant ragi dosa recipe

  • add water to the mixture and start to mix everything well.

batter for instant ragi dosa recipe

  • the batter should be thin than the regular dosa batter. keep this batter covered for 30 minutes.

batter for making instant ragi dosa recipe

  • on a medium hot tava or griddle pour the batter with a help of a ladle and spread it slowly.

preparing instant ragi dosa recipe

  • sprinkle some oil/butter/ghee on top. flip and cook the other side. cook till both sides are crisp and cooked well.

making instant ragi dosa recipe

  • serve the ragi dosa with any vegetable dish, sambar, dal or any chutney.

instant ragi dosa, instant ragi dosa recipe, quick ragi dosa recipe


dassana amit
i started in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.

65 thoughts on “instant ragi dosa recipe, how to make instant ragi dosa recipe | ragi recipes

  1. I tried the recipe, but on flipping, it breaks and sticks to the pan. Tried putting rice flour, it was still the same. Wonder what was wrong.

    • try to use a well seasoned pan. also could be that the batter has become thin. some more rice flour or ragi flour would have helped.

  2. I tried your recipe yesterday. I used organic, sprouted ragi flour, dessicated coconut, curd, salt and water – just like the recipe said. My dosas crumbled and broke when I tried to flip them. Any tips?

    • looks like too much water in the batter and thus the dosas crumbled when flipping them. some more ragi flour can be added to slightly thicken the batter.

  3. Cud u suggest some side dishes for this?

    • swathi, you can serve with coconut chutney or with aloo masala.

  4. Many thanks for this! I find your recipes fabulous! Just one question on this: will this ragi dosa mix stay ok if kept in the fridge for 1-2 days?

    • welcome neha. just keep for 1 day as curd is added. if kept for more than 1 day, the taste of the curd changes then.

  5. Hi! Nice recipe. Tried this recipe. It came out well. Unlike other raagi dosa recipes this does not have rice flour or any other ingredients. So healthy and original. Thank you

    • Welcome Raj. Thanks for your positive feedback.

  6. Hi Dassana,
    Your recipes have helped me graduate from a novice to a confident cook. Now that I’ve become a mother I tend to look for recipes for my baby too. Although there are recipes available on various channels/ blogs however there’s a certain faith in your recipes considering you keep every perspective in mind when you post your recipes. Please, if you may, post some recipes for babies. I’ll be really thankful to you. I reside my faith in you to help me graduate from a wife to a mother. Thanks in advance..

    • thank you garima for the trust. i have posted a few baby recipes, but not categorised them. will try to add some recipes. thanks again.

  7. Hai Dassana Madam,Thanks for the healthy recipe which can prepare quickly.

    • welcome sumi 🙂

  8. Hi, can I prepare this batter in the afternoon/early evening and refrigerate it to make dosas for dinner?

    • Yes you can do so. If the batter looks thick, then you can add a bit of water.

  9. Thanks Dassana for the recipe, could you please give us some more recipes which are made with ragi and also good for bladder inflammation problems

    • welcome. i will try to add some more ragi recipes.

  10. Hi
    My dosas breaks why is it so pls guide.

    • breaks as in, it becomes soft and limpy after cooking it. or that is very crisp and breaks. let me know.

  11. Dassana, you are a God send! Thank you for choosing to blog and for being so meticulous, sincere and affable in your approach. I am impressed with your search engine optimisation, your wonderfully detailed recipes with stunning pics to accompany every step, your dedication to reply to every post, answer every query and the variety of recipes. Indian food truly rocks! God bless you and Amit! May you continue to earn accolades and fans across the world and stay as humble and fabulous!
    I loved this recipe and so many others…

    • thank you much for these kind words vera. humbled and glad 🙂

  12. hi,
    What’s the difference tastewise , adding milk or curd?
    & how many ml of water did you use here?

    • curd gives a slight sour taste to the dosa. with milk or water you won’t get this taste. water quantity i have not mentioned as depending on the consistency and type of ragi flour, more or less water may be required. but the batter is slightly thin than the dosa batter.

  13. healthy and nice recipe…..

    • thanks.

  14. Helloes,

    At last got a raagi dosa recipe which worked for me 🙂

    • thanks vimarsha for your positive feedback.

  15. Nice receipe… Thanks for posting… 🙂

    • welcome sorna

  16. nice recipes ,I tried today it.superb

    • thanks radhika

  17. Nice receipies. Where do we find sprouted ragi flour

    • thanks anagha. in bangalore, i used to get it from namdhari’s store. it was in a mall, i think it was forum mall. you will get in a very good super store and probably in their organic section. i also saw sprouted ragi flour in fabindia outlet in goa. you can check fabindia website and can buy online also.

  18. Nice receipies

    • thanks anagha

  19. Thank you! Can’t wait to try!!
    P.S. Where do you find “Sprouted Ragi Flour”? Does is have another name? How would I ask for this at a market?

    • welcome mariza. when leaving in bangalore, i used to get it from namdhari’s store. it was in a mall, i think it forum mall. you will get in a very good super store and probably in their organic section. i also saw it in Fabindia outlet in goa. so you can check fabindia also. since they have a website also. so you can buy online also.

  20. Hi Dassana,

    Loved this recipe. Its quick and easy and as I dont get time to make elaborate stuff in the morning, this was perfect. Though i tried it a month ago, have gotten about writing a comment now 🙂 Thanks for the recipe


    • welcome keerthi. glad to know this.

  21. I am so sorry. I meant curd. when do you use curd in the recipe? 🙂

    • just before adding water. i have mentioned in the step by step pics and there is a pic too. just added this bit in the recipe details.

  22. hey its very tasty …and i want to know more recipes for my 1 year baby….

  23. Hi,

    Can I skip coconut completely as I’m not very fond of it? Will I have to add something else to give it some texture?


    • you can skip coconut. instead of coconut you can add some finely chopped onions, green chilies and curry leaves.

      • If I’m using onion n tomato instead of cocunut then when should I add it? Just before I’m making the dosa or while making the batter?

        • while you are making the dosa. like we do for uttapams. you can add onions to the batter, but don’t add tomatoes. it is difficult to spread the batter with tomatoes in it.

  24. First time seen ragi flour. I am familiar to millet flour as I grown up in Gujarat but never heard of ragi flour.

    Although the recipe is very simple and love to try it with other flour (I am not sure i’ll get ragi flour here).

    • ragi flour is difficult to get abroad. you can make the same recipe with a mix of chana dal flour and millet flour.

      • Ragi flour is very easily available in the US at least.

  25. can we add fresh grated coconut instead of dessicated coconut to this dosa?

    • yes ashwini, you can add fresh grated coconut to the ragi dosa batter.

      • Thank you dassana…can you please post few more recepies using ragi flour…

        • yes ashwini, i will post some ragi recipes.

  26. can we skip curd/milk in this ?

    • you can add water also and make the dosas. just that the taste of milk or buttermilk won’t be there. and also it becomes a little difficult to make the dosas with water on the tava. my suggestion would be to add some coconut milk, cashew milk or almond milk instead of water.

  27. Hi……

    This recipe sounds good..I have tried making Ragi Dosas in the past but in vain…I use a non-stick pan…..The moment i pour the batter…the mixtures comes is difficult to remove it from the pan as well..gets burnt easily…and the unfortunate saga continues….since ragi is gluten free….guide me as i where am i going wrong….my sense tells me i need to use some kinda daal to give the batter some body…

    • even i use non stick pan. but when i make the batter does not become lumpy. sometimes i add rice flour to the batter just to give it a little body. but most of the times i follow this recipe.

      my suggestion would be to make a thin batter. a little thin than the dosa batter. you can also add urad dal flour to the ragi flour. this will also give the batter some body.

      another suggestion would be to grind urad dal. ferment the urad dal and ragi flour together and then make dosas.

  28. Dassana i had visited one of the joints in matunga to have this particular dosa but unfortunately it was over. I was literally looking out for this receipe thanks for posting.

    • thanks and welcome neela.

  29. I will surely try this Dassana as I need calcium 🙂

    • do try the ragi dosa… ragi is an excellent source of calcium… there are more ragi recipes which i plan to add later….

  30. dosas looking yummy.. sure wanna try this 🙂

    • thanks vidya….

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