Mixed Millet Dal Dosa – Dosa is one of the popular and staple breakfast recipes of south India. Not only dosas are tasty but at the same time they are healthy too. Dosa are a good source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals and also low in calories. They can be served with different varieties of tasty chutney, chutney podi (powder) and tiffin sambar.
Dosa is a thin pancake prepared with fermented rice and urad dal batter. They are easy to digest and hence good for stomach as well. There are many variations to the plain dosa like masala dosa and Mysore masala dosa. Any filling of your choice in the plain dosa makes it tastier.
Also there are many instant dosa varieties which does not require fermentation process and can be instantly prepared too like pesarattu dosa, neer dosa, rava onion dosa, etc. Instant dosa recipes are quick and can make a good breakfast or dinner option on busy days.
One such instant and healthy dosa recipe is our mixed millet dal dosa. Here, a mix of different millet is used along with dals/lentils like urad dal and green gram. Idli/dosa rice can also be added along with millets and dals, but can be easily skipped too. You need to soak all the ingredients for few hours and later grind them to a fine batter. You can also soak millets and dals overnight and grind it in the morning too. No need to ferment the ground batter and can immediately start preparing mixed millet dal dosa’s.
Millets are a nutritious grain which is high in protein, fiber, copper, manganese, calcium, vitamins, iron etc. They are helpful in nerve and muscle health. Millets helps to control diabetes, obesity, lowers blood pressure, helps in good bowel movement and also prevents cardiovascular diseases. Include a small quantity of millets along with other vegetables and grains in your daily balanced diet to keep yourself healthy and fit.
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¼ cup little millet/ samai /chama
¼ cup foxtail millet/ navane /thina
¼ cup kodo millet/ Arka /varagu
¼ cup pearl millet /sajje /kambu
¼ cup barnyard millet/ oodalu / kuthiravalli
¼ cup broken wheat/ cracked wheat
¼ cup urad dal
¼ cup whole green gram
¼ cup idli/dosa rice (opt)
- Take in a bowl all the millets and rinse them well. Also rinse broken wheat, rice, urad dal and whole green gram.
- Soak millets, broken wheat, rice, urad dal and green gram in enough water for 2-3 hours or for overnight too.
- Drain water after the soaking time, and add it to a mixer grinder or a wet grinder. Grind it by adding water little by little as required. Add salt to taste and grind to a smooth batter. If using a mixer grinder, grind it in batches.
- The ground batter should be of the consistency of dosa batter. Transfer the batter into a large bowl and mix well. The batter can be kept aside for an hour or you can start preparing the dosa immediately too.
- Heat a dosa tawa and spread oil all over it. If using non-stick tawa, skip adding oil. Once the tawa is hot, pour a ladle full of batter on the tawa and spread it evenly in a circular motion.
- On a medium flame, cook mixed millet dal dosa till crisp and brown in color. Add ghee/oil all over the dosa. Flip and cook the other side too.
- Transfer the prepared mixed millet dal dosa to a serving plate and repeat the process with the rest of the batter too.
- Remaining batter can be refrigerated for later use. You can also ferment the batter for 6-8 hours and later prepare mixed millet dal dosa’s.
- Serve hot mixed millet dal dosa with any spicy chutney and sambar.
- Mix of any millets can be used to prepare this dosa.
- Adding rice for grinding is optional and can be skipped too. Millet dal dosa tastes good without adding rice also.
- Additionally, you can add 2 tbsp ragi flour, 2tbsp wheat flour to the ground batter and prepare dosa. Add water accordingly and mix the batter.
- To make these millet dal dosa more healthy and tasty, you can add to the batter grated carrots, chopped dill leaves, spinach, methi leaves, coriander leaves etc.
- Millets and dals can be soaked overnight. Grind the batter in the morning and prepare millet dal dosa immediately.
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