Mention South Indian food, and the first thing that usually comes to mind is dosa. Just a bite of those thin and crispy crepes loaded with flavourful masalas transports you to heaven. It makes for a wholesome meal when paired with piping hot sambar and coconut chutney. Dosas are typically made from a fermented batter of ground black lentils and rice. However, if you're suffering from diabetes, it is important to follow a diet that does not cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Diabetics are advised to eliminate processed carbohydrates from their diet and include more whole grains in their meals instead. Ragi is one such whole grain that is considered beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels.
Considering this, here we bring you a ragi dosa recipe that can be a great addition to your diabetes diet. This dosa is made with a combination of two flours - ragi flour and rice flour. You can make this dosa for breakfast or enjoy it any time of the day. Pair it with a bowl of sambar and enjoy! Check out the recipe below:
Does ragi reduce blood sugar?
Ragi is high in fibre and full of nutrients, making it highly beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. Several studies have shown that it helps stabilise blood sugar levels and relieves the oxidative stress associated with diabetes. It also helps in keeping our cravings at bay and maintains the digestive pace.
Ragi Dosa Recipe: How To Make Ragi Dosa
First, take a large bowl and add ragi flour, rice flour, coriander leaves, green chillies, onions and salt. Mix well. Gradually add water to form a smooth batter of pouring consistency. Set aside for two hours.
To make the tempering, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Once they splutter, add the tempering to the batter. Now, heat a non-stick tawa on low flame and grease it with oil. Once hot, pour a ladleful of the batter and spread it evenly using a circular motion to make a thin dosa.
Allow it to cook from one side. Pour a little oil along the edges while cooking. When crispy, fold over and cook from the other side. Serve hot! Ragi dosa is ready!
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About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.