Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Little Millet- Foxtail Millet - Urid Dosa.

Little Millet is known as Saame akki and Foxtail millet is known as Navane in Kannada Language. Now a days Millets are consider as the healthiest grains in the whole world. Using these millets instead of rice help us to get more carbohydrates and sugar more than the required quantity. Most of the the millets are gluten free and  healthy.

In this dosa recipe, I have used Saame that is little millet and Navane the foxtail millet with Urid dal. The same proportion of Urid dal and instead of rice combined little millet and foxtail millet. The out come is really nice. You can prepare soft thick Set Dosa or thin crispy dosa, the choice is yours. The ingredients have to be soaked as usual for 4 to 5 hours, then grind and leave it for ferment. (over night 7 to 8 hours ). Little millet and Foxtail millet combination is superb and the dosa taste fantastic.
Now Lets see some benefits of Little Millets and Foxtail Millets
Little millet is known as Saame in Kannada, Saamai -Tamil, Sama - Telugu and Chama in Malayalam. It is a wonderful millet that is suitable for people of all age group. It is full of fiber and helps to prevent constipation and helps women who have irregular period problems. It also helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body. Little millet is good source of minerals, iron and good antioxidant. It is good for diabetic people. It is gluten free too. 
Foxtail Millet is known as Navane in Kannada, Thinai -Tamil, Kangni/Rala  Hindi, Korra -Telugu and Thina in Malayalam. Foxtail Millet contain high source of carbohydrates and rich in dietry fiber and full of minerals like copper and iron. Foxtail millet help our body to be strong and controls blood sugar and cholesterol level.
Here is a recipe of Little Millet -Foxtail Millet Urid Dosa, the whole family will enjoy eating this dosa and get benefit from this healthy grains.

Things Needed :

Little Millets : 2 Cups
Foxtail Millets : 2 Cups
Urid Dal : 1 Cup
Methi (Fenugrik) Seeds : 1 Tea spoons
Avalakki (Beaten Rice or Aval or Poha) :  2 to 3 fist ful ( 1 Cup ).
Salt : to taste
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and soak foxtail millet, little millet and urid dal for 4 to 5 hours. (clean before you soak them).

2. Wash   Soak Beaten rice and methi seeds in warm water for 2 to 3 hours..
3. Now grind all the ingredients til paste, remove from the grinder or Mixi Jar.
4. Add salt and allow it to ferment. Keep it in the warm place.

5. Take a tava and place on the fire. Heat and put oil around the Pan. 
6. Mix Dosa batter nicely and put a spoon of batter and spread on the dosa pan. Cover and cook for 1 minute and put some oil on the dosa and turn the other side of the dosa and cook.

7. Remove from the dosa pan and serve with the chutney of your choice.

8. Repeat the same with remaining dosa dough.

Note :  

The dough should be like normal dosa dough. Do not make the dough watery.
You can use ghee instead of oil. You can also prepare masala dosa and onion uttappa with this dough.
Dosa may look little soft but it taste good and healthy too. Adding 1 portion of rice is your choice.
Time : 4 Hours to soak and over night or 8 hours to ferment. Preparation time " 20 minutes.
Serves : 8 to 10 people .



My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
Learn More →