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Recipe for Foxtail Millet Dosa
Prep Time 10 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 10 hrs 15 mins
- Foxtail millet- 1 cup
- Split black gram lentils- 1/4 cup
- Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
- Cooking oil- Enough to cook the dosa
- Thin rice flakes-1/2 cup optional
Take foxtail millet, split black gram lentils and fenugreek seeds in a bowl. Rinse them with enough water and soak for about 3 to 4 hours. Soak rice flakes just for 15 minutes.
Drain water and add the soaked ingredients in a mixer and grind together to fine batter. Add 1/4 cup of water and let the consistency be like normal dosa batter. Let it ferment for good 8 hours at a warm place.
Heat a dosa griddle smearing little oil, when it gets heated up pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in circular fashion using the back of ladle. Drizzle some oil and cook it covered for about few seconds. When done, loosen the edges and remove it from griddle.
Very healthy foxtail millet dosa is ready to serve with chutney, sambar of your choice.
Good 8 hours fermented batter would make the dosa very soft with porous texture. So plan to have enough time for fermentation.
You can use either mixer or wet grinder to grind the batter.
Foxtail millet is a very healthy alternative to rice and good for diabetes patient. It tastes equally good like the ones made using rice.
You can use rice flakes too while grinding the batter which makes the dosa even softer. Soak them in water for about 5 minutes.