Saturday, July 30, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:30:00 AM No comments
Millets...........known as "Sirudhaanyam" in Tamil, are a very good source of Vegetarian Protein. 1  cup of cooked Millet gives you 6 gms of protein. It is a very good high protein and low fat addition to our grocery list. It is very rich in B Vitamins, which boosts metabolism, regulates nervous system, and has minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium and manganese.
Dosa always continues to be everyone's favourite. So, why don't you make this healthy, nutrition-rich Dosa? Some kids may refuse to eat Millets and this is the best way to silently pump in energy and nutrition for them.
I have combined Varagu (Kodo Millet), Saamai (Little Millet)  Thinai (Foxtail Millet) and Kuthiraivali (Barnyard millet) along with the whole urad dhal, which is again, a very good source of protein.
So, this dosa is very very apt for growing children!!!

Varagu (Kodo millet) - 1 cup
Saamai (Little millet) - 1 cup
Thinai (Foxtail millet) - 1 cup
Kuthiraivali(Barnyard millet) - 3/4 cup
Urad dhal, whole - 1 cup
Methi seeds / Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking oil to make dosas

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast
Prep time: Soaking - 2-3 hours; Fermenting: 7-8 hours; Cooking time: Roughly 3-4 minutes for each dosa

Yields roughly 25 Dosas

3 varieties of millets with methi seeds, ready to be soaked in hot water for 2-3 hours


Whole urad soaked separately

Millets loaded into the blender jar, with minimum water possible and ground

Salt added in the vessel and kept ready

Millets ground and added on top of salt

I ground urad dhal in grinder for 25 minutes, and added to the rest. Look how fluffy urad dhal looks!

All mixed well, batter before fermenting

After 8 hours of fermenting

Heat tava, and pour batter in the centre and spread it to a thin dosa. Drizzle some oil around. Flames to be kept on medium, and roasted slowly

Flipped over, flames can now be on the lowest

Doesn't it look like our regular dosa???

Soft dosas can also be made!

Here is the Millet Dosa, served with Vegetable chutney and Sambar.

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Methi can be ground with urad too


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