Monday, July 8, 2013

Pearl Millet Dosa/Kambu Dosai

Am an ardent fan of wholegrains and never failed to add them in my dishes, eventhough sometimes its quite a hard task for me to feed my kids, i do play with wholegrains with their favourite dishes and try to feed them atleast thrice a week. I know sometimes they may notice the addition of wholegrains but somehow i'll manage and explain them how healthy these fibre rich grains are. Few days back, i prepared some dosa batter with pearl millet aka kambu, i used whole pearl millet in this recipe and trust me this dosas turned out extremely fabulous.

I have tried some non fermentation dosas or adais with pearl millets,but preparing a dosa batter which need fermentation with whole pearl millet,am trying for the first time. Using pearl millet flour is definitely easier than than whole grains, coz whole pearl millet need to be soaked for a long and washed thoroughly to remove the impurities and small stones from it. If you feel lazy, you can go definitely for pearl millet flour and i'll share the recipe soon.


2cups Pearl millet/Kambu
1cup Brown rice or par boiled rice
1/2cup Urad dal
1tsp Fenugreek seeds

Wash well and soak the pearl millet with enough water for 5-6hours.

Soak the rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds separately for 4-3hours.

Drain the water from urad dal and grind it as fine paste.

Transfer the urad dal batter to a vessel and grind now both the soaked pearl millet and brown rice.

Grind them as bit coarse paste.

Now mix both the urad dal batter with rice-pearl millet batter, add salt and keep aside for overnite.

After fermentation, give a stir and cook as dosas on both sides by drizzling oil or without oil in a non stick pan.

Serve with chutney or sambar.

43 comments:

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

superb healthy dosai.lovely clicks.

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

hello dear :), I love dosa, this one looks so healthy and delicious, have a nice day

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

So perfect and crispy pearl millet dosa akka. Wish to taste it from the screen itself. Tempting!

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/phulko-luchi-r-aloo-chorchori-puffed.html

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

crunchy and yummy dosa.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dosa akka and love to try this one

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dosa....

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dosa.. tasty one too

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy dosa, perfect for kids and adults...bookmarked!!

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and crispy dosa !

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

i tried without Rice :) it was yummy totally !

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

am ye to make such perfect round and crisp dosa.

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely looking dosa. This is a very new dosa to me. Will try making these soon.

Malaysian Delicacies said... Reply To This Comment

It is indeed a healthy recipe.Looks great too.

Gujarati Zaika said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and crispy dosa...

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy dosa...great with sambar.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, you never cease to surprise me with your innovative creations, the dosa looks wonderful.

Asha Shivakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Although a healthy dosa, this looks so crispy and yummy looking.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

I will give it a try when I go back to India.. we don't get pearl millet here in Brazil.
Dosas have come out so good.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious dosai

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Dosa looks so crispy n healthy too...

PT said... Reply To This Comment

liked ur version sis.. i have never tried plain kambu dosai.. always mixed with remaining idli/dosa batter..

Laxmi Priya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dosai.. yet to try this..:)

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy dosa.. The colour of the dosa is inviting.. With sambar it would have tasted very good.. Wish I could grab it..

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy dosa akka

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

They look perfect and am sure they are delicious!

Aps prabhu said... Reply To This Comment

I've never tasted Pearl millet... m sure dosa's must have tasted delicious and are healthy too!

Anu Shoj said... Reply To This Comment

nice and healthy recipe....
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Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks so good. A healthy way to eat dosas.

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy dosa...

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious dosa.. Suda suda saapta super ah irukkum..

zerbert said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good! Is this made with yellow millet?

Shree said... Reply To This Comment

what a great collection of healthy recipes you have Akka !

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ... Its perfect & awesome:)

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and crispy dosa...Todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/07/banana-oats-milkshake.html

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

ahh m yet to try tis.. do hv a pkt of it.. good one.. but i made samai arisi dosai n will be posting it..jee

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Zerbert, this is made with grey pearl millet which is quite available in Indian groceries.

Renu navin paliwal said... Reply To This Comment

healthy ... dosha looks very crispy and nice.. yummm...have to lay my hands on teh millet

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pic, dosa looks delicious.

Dhanish K said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy recipe Priya. Dosa looks superb :)

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a normal dosa, which is a great advantage to feed fuzzy people.. Love this healthy dosa !!

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

We make similar dosa with ragi n urad dal, healthy n yummy dosa...might tastes great with some spicy side...

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment


Have not had kambu dosai since I left CBE. Looks so perfectly delicious.

nalini raymund said... Reply To This Comment

Any other substitute for Rice in this recipe.