Chola Dosai/Sorghum Dosa/Jowar Dosa

Today I am sharing a village style dosa in Cooking Carnival in Mega Blogging Marathon edition.
As I already mentioned in my first post,this week I will be sharing the fermented dosa varieties.
Coming to the recipe,its a popular village style dosa.My grand mother used to make this dosa with the whole sorghum/ cholam.Due to unavailability of the grain I used it with the sorghum flour.This dosa is so soft and it gets a very nice golden color.Also the batter needs to be fermented properly to relish the taste of the dosa.Spicy kara Chutney is the perfect combo for this Chutney.Off to the recipe....

                                                Chola Dosai/Sorghum Dosa/Jowar Dosa

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 35- 40minutes
   Soaking time ~ 3-4 hours
   Fermentation time ~ 8-10 hours
   Cooking time ~ 2-3 minutes/dosa
   Makes ~ 10-12 dosas


Sorgham flour/chola maavu/jowar flour
1.25 cups
Raw rice/pacharisi
1 cup
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1/2 +2 tbs cup
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam
1 tsp
2.5 tsp
as needed
to cook dosa
Water to adjust the
consistency of batter


  • Soak  both rice and urad dhal separately along with fenugreek seeds. Drain the water completely in rice and urad dhal.Now grind the urad dhal separetly in a blender or wet grinder till its fluffy and fine paste.Transfer it to a bowl.Then grind the rice to a fine paste with water as needed.
  • Now add the sorghum flour/jowar flour to the mixture and mix it well with hand along with the salt.Keep it in a warm place for 8-10 hours or overnight for fermentation
  • Next day or after the fermetation mix the batter well and take the required amount of batter to make dosa.Adjust the consistency with water.
  • Heat a griddle and one it becomes hot ,add a drop of oil and wipe it off with a paper and keep the flame in medium.Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it into a thin circle.
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil and cook it in a medium flame.Once the dosa gets cooked flip it to the other side and cook it for 30 seconds.
  • Fold it and remove it from the pan.
  •  Serve it  with  coconut and spicy chutney,sambar.  

  • The batter consistency is very important to get a nice dosa.Flip the dos and cook it for 30 seconds,even if it is completely cooked.
  • While pouring the batter on the griddle,the flame should in medium and increase it to cook.


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Awesome Nalini. I love chola dosai and it is what we make regularly at home. I add some idli rice instead of raw rice. Need to try your version..

Cooked dosa looks just like regular dosa. Sorghum dosa had nice color and looks crispy as well.

Lovely choice to include whole grain flours. Looks wonderful Nalini!

Wow this is so amazing , could have never ever thought of using jowar in dosa . Simply awesome

Lovely dosa. You seem to have crossed over to my theme of millets today :)

Wow the pictures are making me drool Nalini..too good..and I love chola maavu dosai!

Healthy dosa.. Interesting to see the addition of raw rice.

Such a healthy dosa Nalini, i have tried dosas and idlies with jowar and we loved dosas very much. Catchy set up there.

I too add raw rice instead of Idli Rice, and use the locally available Jowar flour - comes out great :)

Nalini, I have sorghum grains that I bought from Whole foods. How much grains would I have to use to make dosas? They sound soooo healthy and delicious.

Pavani,you can use one cup of grain,for the given measurement..

Wow this si yum. I never knew we can make dosa out of jowar. I will definitely give it a try.

Such a healthy version dosas. The dosasclook crispy and colorful.

Such a healthy version dosas. The dosasclook crispy and colorful.

Adding jowar to the dosa sounds really nice. Bookmarking this one!

Lovely spread nalini, healthy dosa. i have made this couple of times, never feel any difference between normal dosa and this healthy millet variety.

I tried your carrot dosa. Excellent dosa...simply loved it. gonna try all your dosas one by one :)

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