This Moong Dal and Ragi Dosa recipe will help you lose weight faster

By Kritika Pushkarna | TIMESOFINDIA.COM

If there is one millet that’s known to the world as one of the healthiest, it's none other than ‘Ragi or Finger Millet’. Considered as one of the most nutritious cereals one can have in today’s time, ragi is called as the next big thing when it comes to nutrition. With about 15-20 per cent fibre and 5-6 per cent protein in it, ragi has the highest amount of calcium & potassium in it as compared to the rest of the millets. Due to its nutritious profile, ragi is mostly considered for weight loss and several recipes are made using it. This millet is also considered a good option for those suffering from diabetes as it has a low glycemic index in it which lowers the digestibility and absorption of starch.

On the other hand, moong dal is one of the nutritious lentils that we eat in our everyday life. Though, most of people think moong is quite a boring dal; however, there are several uses of this dal that you might not be knowing about. This dal is loaded with vitamin A, B, C and E along with minerals like calcium, iron and potassium and last but not least - protein. If you are a vegetarian and want to add protein to your diet, moong dal is one of the safest options to have daily. This dal is known to be heart-friendly and is known to have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties in it. The benefits of this dal are so many that the ancient Chinese took this lentil quite seriously as it has high levels of Vitamin B-1, Vitamin C and Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), which develops resistance against contagious agents that cause diseases like cancer.

Moong dal and ragi dosa is a very delicious recipe that one can prepare while on a diet. The best thing about this recipe is that it is diabetic-friendly, as diabetes is one of the common diseases that come along with obesity. It is the healthiest version of dosa that one can literally have daily in their diet. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, this dosa recipe will never fail you. Both the ingredients used in this dosa recipe are something that can keep you full for a long time. This recipe also helps in minimizing cravings as it's loaded with fibre and minerals. Apart from this, this dosa also boosts your energy levels. Now, you might be wondering, how long to ferment the batter of this dosa. You might be surprised to know that this dosa batter doesn’t need fermentation and can be made instantly. This dosa recipe is very digestive and can be made for all age groups. So, let’s get started with this Moong Dal and Ragi Dosa recipe.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Moong Dal

1 1/2cup Ragi Flour

1 tsp Black Pepper

1/2 cup Curd

1 handful Curry Leaves

Salt, as required

Method

Take the moong dal in a bowl and wash well. Soak it in some water for an hour. Once soaked for enough time, grind the dal with curry leaves and black pepper. You can mix a little water while grinding. Next, add some water in ragi flour to make a paste. Add the ragi paste to moong dal and churn for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the mixture in a large bowl and mix salt and sour curd in it. Now, using a ladle, mix the ingredients to make a nice batter and keep aside. Now, quickly put a dosa pan on medium flame and clean it with some water. Wipe the water using a clean tissue or kitchen cloth. Now, sprinkle some oil on the pan and let it heat well. Take a ladle full of the dosa batter and put it on the dosa tawa. Spread it on the tawa in a circular motion and let it cook until a nice brown colour is obtained. Cook on the other side and serve with green chutney.

Recipe by Preeti Rohilla, Home Chef


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