My experiments with millets continues. This time I tried Dosai using Varagu Arisi also called Kodo Millet in English. I have used the same proportions as for the regular idly/dosa. The Dosas turned out very crisp and delicious. The taste is similar to the regular rice dosas. You will not miss the taste of the regular dosa. I used my mixie to grind the batter as it was a small quantity. Use your wet grinder if grinding in larger quantities. You can also make idlis with the same batter. The idlis also turned out very soft.
If you are looking to replace rice in your diet, millets are a great option. They have numerous health benefits. Do try this healthy dosai.
Makes around 20 dosas
What you'll need
- Varagu Arisi – 2 cup
- Urad Dal – ½ cup
- Methi Seeds/Vendhyam – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Wash and rinse the varagu carefully and soak along with methi seeds for 3 to 4 hours.
- Wash and rinse the urad dal and soak for 30 mins.
- Drain urad dal and grind to a smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
- Grind the varagu also to a fine paste.
- Mix both urad dal and varagu batter together, add required salt and mix with hands.
- Allow to ferment for 8 hours.
- Heat a tava, pour a ladle full of batter and spread like a regular dosa from inside out in a circular motion.
- Drizzle some oil around the edges, cook for a minute on medium heat, flip over, drizzle a little oil and cook till crisp.
Serve hot along with sambar and chutney of your choice.