Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Millet Masala Dosa

Millet masala dosa

Siruthaniya samayal/Millet recipes is grabbing its popularity now because of its immerse health benefits. Coming to our dish......

Masala dosa is a favourite dish for all, why not turn it into a healthy dish as well. This Millet masala dosa is made of all millets/Sirudhaniyangal (Samai, Varagu, Thinai and Kuthiraivali). I know you will be wondering how come it sounds yummy when we add all millets/Siruthaniyangal.....give it a try and you will love them for sure. 


For Dosa batter:
  • 1 cup Idli rice
  • 1 cup Samai/Little Millet
  • 1 cup Varagu/Kodo Millet
  • 1 cup Thinai/Foxtail millet
  • 1 cup Kuthiraivali/ Barnyard millet
  • 1 Cup+1 tbsp Whole Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds
  • Salt

For Masala:
  • 3 Potatoes (Medium Size)
  • 1 Onion (Big size) (finely chopped)
  • 1 Green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (Skin peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves (Finely chopped)
  • As per taste Salt
For Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp Channa dal
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Broken cashews
  • Few Curry leaves
Method to make Batter:

1) Soak all ingredients together for 3-4 hours given under  " For Dosa Batter" except salt.

3) Grind it and finally add salt. Mix well.

4) Let it ferment overnight.

Your Dosa batter is ready.

Method to make Masala:

Masala for dosa
1) Wash and clean the potatoes to remove the mud. Cut each of them into 4 pieces and pressure cook them with 1 cup water for 3-4 whistles.

2) Take a bowl with 2 cups of cool water, transfer the potatoes with laddle to cool water.

3) Now you will be able to handle the potatoes easily,  peel off the skin and mash it with your hand. Don't mash them nicely just a press is enough.

4) In the meantime, heat oil in a kadai and add Mustard seeds. Once it crackles add rest of the items one by one given in "For Seasoning". Make sure the dals and cashews turn light brown and should not be burnt.

5) After adding curry leaves, add chopped onions, Turmeric powder and sauté till golden brown.

6) Next add Red chilli powder, Green chilli & Ginger and fry them for few secs.

7) Add mashed potatoes & Salt, also Sprinkle few water and mix them.

8) Fry them for 2 mins and switch off the flame. Finally add Coriander leaves and mix well.
Your Yummy Masala is ready.

Method to Make Masala Dosa:

1) Heat dosa tawa in medium flame and add few gingelly/sesame oil and spread them completely.

2) Spread dosa batter over the tawa and drizzle some oil over the sides. Close it with a lid to cook.

3) When its done remove the lid and spread a ladle full of potato masala and close it. 

I hope this video will help you in making crispy dosa..

Tasty Millet Masala dosa is ready...............Is it healthy or tasty dish??????????????

Millet masala dosa 


  1. Good idea. I too tired a lot of millets for sometime. Then gave up . once again I need to start.

  2. Hi Mam,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, including millets in our diet leads to better health


  3. Hi Joshi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog.