The perfect tiffin: Oats and ragi pancakes

Scouting for a tasty and healthy dish for you kid as he resumes his school activities? Worry not, here’s a perfect tiffin for your kid. We tell you the recipe to make wonderfully delicious and nutritious pancakes from oats and ragi…

The summer holidays are over and schools have reopened. While the kids look forward to go to school & meet their friends, mothers must be struggling everyday to make healthy & tasty snack for kids without compromising on the nutritious value. Here’s a simple, healthy, kids friendly & nutritious recipe. Oats and ragi are healthy and will give your child the strength and nutrients he/she needs while the pancakes are sure to entice a child’s sweet tooth.

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup ragi flour
  • 3 tbsp semolina
  • 6 tbsp jaggery (or as needed)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp clarified butter + some more for greasing the pan
  • pinch of salt
  • skimmed milk as needed
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • Honey & Fresh strawberries for serving


  1. Dry roast the oats for 2 minutes in a pan until it becomes a fine powder. Keep aside for further use.
  2. Dry roast the ragi powder & semolina separately for 2 minutes (don’t over roast the semolina). You can prepare the dry powder of ragi, oats & semolina for a month; store it in a cool & dry place so that it will be easier to make pancake.
  3. Mix the ragi, oats, semolina, jaggery, salt, clarified butter, vanilla essence & skimmed milk and keep aside for 15 minutes. Taste the batters and if required, add some more jaggery.
  4. The consistency should be free flowing (similar to dosa batter).
  5. Before making the pancakes, add baking soda & mix the batter properly.
  6. Heat the griddle, grease it with clarified butter, add a spoonful of batter & prepare the pancakes on medium flame.
  7. Cover the pancake.
  8. You will see some bubbles forming on the pancakes; flip the pancake after 5 minutes. Cook until done.
  9. Serve with honey & fresh strawberries.The above recipe will yield 12 pancakes.