Friday, July 29, 2016

Moong Dal -Millet Dosa (Plain Dosa).

Moong dal is always does wonder with its healthy properties. We do use Moong dal in our cooking in many ways. Like wise dals, curry, vadas, (fried fritters), Payasas/Kheer, Dosas, Doklas (famous Gujarati dish), etc etc.
I have tried Moong Dal and Millet dosa here. It has turned out just beautiful. You can prepare it immediately or after fermantation. I have tried it with both the ways.
I have used Moong dal, millet flour and some spices.

Millet is known as Jola in Kannada, (Karnataka), Sorghum/Jowar - Hindi, Cholam - Tamil (Tamilnadu), Jonna - Telugu (Andra Pradesh), Cholum - Malayalam (Kerala).
Let us know the benefits of eating Millets in our diet.
Millets are gluten free. They are highly nutritious. They are very good for our body and easy to digest. They are full of fiber. They do contain less amount of glucose. They are very good food for diabetic people.  Millets are rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
It is an easy recipe and anyone can prepare this. Very healthy dish to have in the morning for breakfast or as snack or for dinner.

Things Needed :

Moong Dal : 1  Cup
Millet flour : 1 Cup
Dry ginger : 1 Teaspoon
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : Required
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Soak moong dal for an hour or 2 and grind it with pepper pods, jeera and ginger.
2. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a big bowl.

3. Add millet flower, salt and mix it well. Allow it to ferment for 5 to 6 hours. (Or over night).

4. Keep a dosa tava on the fire. Heat and sprinkle oil. Clean it with a kitchen tissue.
5.Mix the dosa dough and take a ladleful of dough and spread it on the hot tava.

6. Sprinkle little oil on the top and cover. Cook for 1 minute.
7.Turn the other side and cook. Hot Moong dal and millet dosa is ready to serve.

8. Serve with any chutney or side of your wish. Add a spoon of ghee on the top.

9. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

 Note :

No need to soak moong dal for a long time. Use of ghee instead of oil while preparing is optional.
Use fresh millet flour to get good taste. Adding any other spice while grinding is optional. (Garam masala, chat masala etc). You can also use cut onions and spread it on the dosa.
Time : Soaking time : 1 Hour, Grinding 5 minutes. Fermentation : 5 to 6 hours.
Preparation of dosa : 10 to 15 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 
You can also prepare dosa with out fermenting the dough. 


  1. lovely delicious and healthy dosa:)

  2. Healthy, nutritious, filling and tasty!!

  3. Recipe is great...small correction mam...millet is not only sorghum/jola,its group of grains like ragi,navane,saame,jola,sajje,arka many more

    1. Yes I know Mammu H. All these grains are called Millets....but Jola is especially known as have mentions the other names like jola , srghum etc etc...thanks anyway.


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