Crispy and Nutritious: Ishva Kodo Millet Dosa Recipe

Crispy and Nutritious: Ishva Kodo Millet Dosa Recipe


Welcome back, food enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the world of healthy and delicious dosas made with Ishva Kodo Millet. This millet variety is not only nutritious but also adds a unique flavor to your traditional dosa. Whether you're looking for a gluten-free option or just want to try something new, Ishva Kodo Millet Dosa is the perfect choice. Let's get started!


  • 1 cup Ishva Kodo Millet
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal (split black gram)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for cooking


  1. Soaking:

    • Rinse the Ishva Kodo Millet, Urad Dal, and Fenugreek Seeds thoroughly under running water.
    • Soak them separately in enough water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Grinding:

    • Drain the soaked ingredients.
    • In a blender, first grind the Urad Dal and Fenugreek Seeds with a little water until you get a smooth and fluffy batter.
    • Next, grind the Ishva Kodo Millet into a smooth batter. You may need to add water gradually to achieve the right consistency.
    • Combine both batters in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and mix well.
  3. Fermentation:

    • Cover the bowl with a lid or cloth and let the batter ferment in a warm place for 8-10 hours or overnight. The batter should rise and become airy.
  4. Preparing the Dosa:

    • After fermentation, give the batter a gentle stir. If it’s too thick, you can add a little water to achieve a pourable consistency.
    • Heat a non-stick skillet or a cast-iron tawa over medium heat.
    • Once hot, pour a ladleful of batter onto the center of the skillet and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin dosa.
    • Drizzle a few drops of oil around the edges and cook until the bottom turns golden brown and crispy.
    • Flip and cook the other side for a minute.
    • Remove from the skillet and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  5. Serving:

    • Serve your Ishva Kodo Millet Dosas hot with your favorite chutneys and sambar.


  • For an extra crispy dosa, you can add a tablespoon of rice flour to the batter before cooking.
  • If you prefer a softer dosa, cook it on medium heat and avoid spreading the batter too thin.
  • You can also add finely chopped onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves to the batter for a different flavor.

Enjoy your healthy and tasty Ishva Kodo Millet Dosas! They are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Don't forget to share your feedback and any variations you tried in the comments below.

Happy Cooking!

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