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Fermented Ragi Dosa – Finger millet Dosa

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 25 dosas 1x


South Indian fermented Ragi Dosa recipe made with whole Ragi millet and Urad dal. Healthy millet dosa.


  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 2 cups Whole Ragi Millet – Finger Millet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for the dosa


  1. Wash and soak the whole white urad dal and the Ragi millet separately for couple of hours in lots of water so that the grains are completely immersed in water. Wash the Ragi millet 3-4 times in running water as it might contain a lot of dust and foreign particles.
  2. Grind the Urad dal with 1.5 cups of water in a blender to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. Grind the Ragi millet with a cup of water in the blender to a smooth paste.
  4. Mix the Ragi millet paste to the urad dal paste. Add in the salt and mix well to combine. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it ferment in a draft free place for 6-8 hours.
  5. The batter should have increased in volume after 6-8 hours and should look foamy. Mix well using a spatula to release the excess foam. The batter should not be very thick. If its thick, add some water to dilute. It should form thick ribbons when lifted.
  6. Heat a dosa pan / griddle until hot. Let the flame be at medium. Pour a ladle of batter onto the griddle. Using the back of the ladle spread batter into a round. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of oil onto the pan. Let it cook for 30 seconds until the sides are brown and little brown spots start to appear. Flip carefully with a thin metal spatula, and cook until browned. Upto 30 seconds more. Transfer to a plate. Continue with the remaining batter.
  7. Serve warm, with chutney.


If you live in a very cold place leave your batter in some place warm. Leaving your batter inside your oven with the pilot light on works great if you live abroad and your place is cold.

The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: South Indian