Multigrain Dosa/Idli & Ragi Upma

Multigrain batter:

  • 1 Cup Urad Dal – Split Black Gram
  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Flaxseeds – Milled
  • 1 Tablespoon Chana Dal – Split Bengal Gram
  • 1 Teaspoon Pink Salt – Or to taste
  • 1 Pinch Baking Soda – Optional

Soak the urad dal, brown rice, quinoa, oats, fenugreek seeds, flaxseeds and chana dal for 8-12 hours overnight.

Drain the mix and transfer to a blender. Add ½ cup of fresh water, baking soda, pink salt and blend. Optionally you could also add a little garlic and red chilli. You may need to add water again if it’s too thick or as per your preference.

Batter is ready. Heat your tava with 1 teaspoon olive oil / coconut oil / sesame oil / ghee and some onions.

Make 2 medium sized dosas or idlis.

Ragi Rava Upma


  • 1 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina (rava / sooji)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai / sarson)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 2 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)


For ragi rava upma

1. To make ragi rava upma, dry roast the ragi flour and semolina in a broad non-stick kadhai on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

4. Add the carrots and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.

5. Add the roasted ragi- semolina mixture and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Add 4 cups of hot water and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the water evaporates, while stirring continuously. 7. Add the coriander, mix well and cover and keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Serve the ragi rava upma immediately.

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