Monday, 7 June 2010

Godhumai, kezhvaragu dosai / Whole wheat and ragi dosa

This is an easy to make dosai and tastes very yummy with coconut chutney. I make it with whole wheat flour and ragi. Whole wheat flour is very rich in protein and fiber. It is also a rich source of calcium, iron and selenium. Ragi or finger millet is also rich in fiber and an excellent source of amino acid methionine. It is also high in Iron and calcium. Both ragi and wheat are very good for young children and for everyone else too. Here comes the recipe for this very tasty and healthy dosa :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour- 1 cup
Ragi flour- 1 cup
Onion- 1 no (medium sized)
Green chillies- 4 nos
Cumin seeds- 1 tspn
Asafoetida- few pinches
Curry leaves- 10 leaflets (minced finely)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Method :

Cut onions and green chillies into small pieces. Mix wheat and ragi flour in a bowl. Add  onions, green chillies, minced curry leaves, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder and salt to the flour mixture. Now mix everything well with your hand and add enogh water to get a dosa batter consistency. You can immediately make dosa with this batter. Take a laddle full of batter and spread it well on a heated pan. Apply  a teaspoonfull of oil along the sides of the dosa. When one side of the dosa is cooked turn to the other side and cook until done. Serve with coconut chutney.

Taste enhancing tips for this recipe : Use only whole wheat flour. That makes all the difference. I get a good whole wheat flour here in Germany. Even our Indian brand atta (Pillsbury) is not good. I feel they are more like maida and you need a real whole wheat flour for getting that rich taste and wholesome feeling. Do not try to make the dosa too thin. Make it a bit thick. Thats how I make and I love that soft texture  of this dosa.  Happy cooking !!!


  1. Lovely looking dosa dear, simply beautiful !!!

  2. healthy one Manju my mom used to use as a soup and dosas used to loved it .
    urs looks yum dear nice one

  3. I always used to do godhumai/ godhimav dosai... Never tried mixing ragi. Will try it soon :) Always ragi dosa is a pain to make for me, as its not so glutenious and I need to make it slightly thicker. Your dosa looks so yumm :)

  4. very healthy and a tasty one manju

  5. Healthy and instant Dosa looks good...I too make with wheat and Raggi and sometimes maida dosa wihtout onions.

    I will try this adding onions.

  6. Manju,

    Whole wheat raggi dosa looks really good. Healthy one too. Amma used to make it.

  7. i have not used both these flours for making dosa but am sure must be delicious...seems very healthy too..

  8. Simple and easy..delicious dosa..will try this

  9. Manju, Will make same dosa minus ragi flour. Need to try..Lovely healthy dosa:)

  10. My grand mother used to make gothambu dosa and I loved it with coconut chutney. Whole wheat and ragi seems like a great combination..Super healthy and tasty..

  11. Whole wheat with ragi, super healthy dosa Manju, love it:-)

  12. healthy n delicious looking dosa..yum!

  13. Really healthy and looks perfect but have not tried ragi flour though....

  14. I TOO MAKE GODHUMAI DOSA, but never added ragi flour in that. looks nice.

  15. Definitely a healthy dosa to enjoy without any guilt, looks awesome and my all time fav combo Manju..