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Power Foods - Recipe No. 4

#WednesdayWisdom #PowerFoods #Series

‘Power-packed Recipes for the Energetic You!’ by Dt. Vaidehi Nawathe, Chief Dietician – Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute

Food and Nutrition is a subject which is very near and dear to everyone’s heart! People don’t hesitate to share their “VIEWS” / “EXPERIENCES” regarding food with their friends and relatives. In the olden days medicine was prescribed by the family doctor or Ayurvedic Vaidya along with diet instructions – “Pathya and Apathya” (Do's and Don’ts) which were religiously followed by a sincere patient. But now it’s different! Medicines prescribed by an expert or specialist doctor are counter checked with second opinions. For so called minor and common ailments like fever, cold and cough, acidity, indigestion, etc.–Over The Counter (OTC) Drugs are available or remedies are proposed by a friend (There are exceptions).

My Dear Readers, Kindly understand that Medical Nutrition is a science. Food prescription for any individual is based on evidences. Each individual is unique. We have our biological clock set as per our eating habits, sleeping habits, stress management capacity, physical activities, and of course, gender and age also makes a difference. You need to understand your physique, listen to your body cues, take the expert’s advice to analyse the root cause and then act.

Sharing a recipe, easy to make and “gluten-free” – Power Foods Series #Recipe No. 4: #MilletDosa, to be eaten as breakfast/mid-evening snack.


  • 2 cups of Ragi (Nachni) Flour

  • ¼ cup grated Dudhi/Cucumber/Pumpkin

  • 3 crushed Green Chillies

  • ½ teaspoon of Cumin Seeds

  • 1 tablespoon of Til (Sesame Seeds)/shredded Coconut

  • Few finely chopped Coriander Leaves

  • 1 teaspoon of Oil

  • Salt to taste


  • Make thin batter with Ragi and Water (Watery consistency)

  • Add finely crushed Green Chillies, Cumin Seeds, grated vegetable (Dudhi/Cucumber/Pumpkin) and finely chopped Coriander Leaves to the batter, and mix well

  • Add salt to taste

  • Heat a non-stick pan and pour a ladleful of batter on it (Do not spread the batter with the ladle)

  • Pour some oil around the Dosa and leave it for some time till it leaves the sides

  • Cook the Dosa on medium to high flame till it turns crisps (Need not flip the Dosa)

  • Transfer the Dosa into a serving plate and serve hot with Coconut Chutney

To be the #EnergeticYou, eat #MilletDosa