Crispy and Nutritious: Ishva Little Millet Dosa Recipe

Crispy and Nutritious: Ishva Little Millet Dosa Recipe


Dosa, a popular South Indian delicacy, gets a nutritious twist with Ishva Little Millet. This recipe combines the traditional flavors of dosa with the health benefits of Little Millet, making it a perfect choice for a wholesome breakfast or a light meal.


  • Ishva Little Millet: 1 cup
  • Urad dal (Split Black Lentils): 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: to taste
  • Water: as needed


  1. Preparation:

    • Wash the Ishva Little Millet thoroughly and soak it in water for 4-6 hours.
    • In a separate bowl, wash the urad dal and fenugreek seeds together and soak them in water for 4-6 hours as well.
  2. Grinding:

    • Drain the water from both the Little Millet and urad dal-fenugreek mixture.
    • Grind them separately to a smooth paste using a grinder or a blender, adding water as needed. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter.
    • Mix both the ground mixtures together in a large bowl. Add salt to taste and mix well.
    • Allow the batter to ferment overnight or for 8-10 hours in a warm place. Fermentation helps in making the dosas light and crisp.
  3. Cooking:

    • Heat a non-stick or cast iron griddle (tava) over medium heat.
    • Pour a ladleful of batter onto the center of the griddle and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin circle.
    • Drizzle a little oil around the edges of the dosa and cook until the bottom turns golden brown and crisp.
    • Flip the dosa using a spatula and cook the other side for a minute or two.
    • Remove from the griddle and serve hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or any chutney of your choice.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve Ishva Little Millet dosa hot with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or sambar for a complete meal.
  • Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional dosas.


  • Adjust the water consistency while grinding to achieve the right batter consistency.
  • Fermentation time may vary depending on the temperature of your kitchen; ensure it's adequately fermented for best results.
  • Experiment with toppings such as onions, tomatoes, or cheese for added flavor and variety.


Ishva Little Millet dosa is a nutritious and flavorful option that brings together the goodness of millets with the classic taste of dosa. Whether you're looking to incorporate more millets into your diet or simply enjoy a delicious meal, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds. Try it out and savor the wholesome goodness in every bite!

Happy Cooking!

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