Cook's Hideout: Ragi Adai (Finger Millet & Lentil Dosa)

March 24, 2015

Ragi Adai (Finger Millet & Lentil Dosa)

Blogging Marathon# 50: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: Bookmarked Recipes
Dish: Ragi Adai from Valli's recipe here
We are starting the final week of this month's Blogging marathon. Next month is going to be a month long mega marathon with 'Baking' as the theme, so the marathon group is currently busy firing up the ovens and making tons of baked goodies.
My theme for this week is 'Bookmarked Recipes' and I decided to keep it simple this time around. With thousands of bookmarked recipes, it is practically impossible to make just 3, so I picked an ingredient and found 3 recipes from my bookmarks and that made thing simple and less stressful.
Ragi Adai (Finger Millet & Lentil Dosa)
Ragi flour is my ingredient and the first dish I made are these Ragi adai from Valli's blog. Adai are almost instant dosas made with a mixture of different lentils. Here ragi flour is used along with lentils and rice.

It is a great way to incorporate ragi flour into the diet because the taste of ragi is subtle and even kids would love these dosas. Valli's recipe had a spicy, onion & green chili topping, but I skipped it and made mine without. We still loved these adai with some chutney, they are very filling and delicious.
Ragi Adai (Finger Millet & Lentil Dosa)
Recipe adapted from here:
IngredientsMakes 8 medium size adai
Ragi Flour - 1cup
Chana Dal - ¼cup
Moong dal - ¼cup
Rice flour - ¼cup
Dry Red Chili - 2~3 (add more if you like your adai spicy)
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt - to taste

Optional add-ins:
Onion - ¼cup, finely chopped
Green Chilies - 2, finely chopped
Curry leaves - 8~10, chopped
Cilantro - 3tbsp, finely chopped

  • Wash and soak lentils for at least 30 minutes. Drain the water and grind to a smooth paste along with red chilies and cumin seeds.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the ragi flour, rice flour, salt and enough water to make a smooth lump-free batter. Consistency should be similar to dosa batter.
  • Let it sit for 10~15 minutes.
  • Heat a tawa, pour 1~2 ladle-full batter and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the toppings evenly on the top, if using and press lightly. Drizzle some oil around and cook covered for 2~3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook on the other side for another 1~2 minutes. 
  • Serve hot with any chutney.
Ragi Adai (Finger Millet & Lentil Dosa)
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 50.


  1. Adai has turned our nicely. What is the chutney that you have on right hand side?

  2. I have to start incorporating ragi in my meals. The adai looks wonderful.

  3. Wow very healthy Dosa ! Looks yummy..great pics..

  4. Usually I add urad dal to ragi flour and make like regular dosas. I have to try this version.

  5. That pudina pachadi with ragi adai, delicious combo.i can have it rite now.

  6. Very nicely done, glad you liked it pavani..

  7. Beautiful dosa, yes it looks amazing thru your lens, i normally make it using whole ragi, have to try it with ragi flour!!!

  8. It looks so good Pavani. Lovely and healthy!!!

  9. Such a healthy and filling adai,absolutely delicious looking....

  10. Like this variation. I too add urad dal, I must try with lentils.

  11. This version sounds awesome.

  12. The whole platter looks very inviting Pavani.Awesome clicks :)


Thank you for stopping by my Hideout.

I really appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to leave your comment. I read all the comments you post, but I may not respond to them. Thank you for your time and hope you enjoyed your stay.

Have a Wonderful Day!!


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin
Blogging tips