Kuthiraivali Dosai/Barnyard Millet Dosa

For the 5th day in the fermented dosa series in Cooking Carnival in mega Blogging Marathon is a millet based dosa.
As these days millet cooking is getting popular,wanted to try some dosa with millets.I get the barnyard millet and fox tail millet here.So tried dosas with both the millets separately but everybody likes the barnyard millets dosa.
In this recipe I didn't add any rice and used only millet and urad dhal to make the batter.The dosa came out so crispy and I don't feel any difference in taste and tastes almost like the plain dosa made with rice.But needs to be consumed right off,it becomes slightly harder after cooling as there is no rice used.Since it was my first trial,I used a cup of millet and made the batter.

                                                                        Kuthiraivali Dosai/Barnyard Millet Dosa

   Basic Information

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


Barnyard millet/kuthiraivali
1 cup
Urad dhal
1/4 cup+1 tbs
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam
1 tsp
1.5 tsp
to cook dosa


  • Soak the millet separately and uradhal with fenugreek seeds  in water separately for 3-4 hours.After soaking completely drain the water and grind urad dhal separately in a blender till it becomes smooth and fluffy.Then grind the millet with to fine smooth paste.Transfer both the ground paste  to a bowl,add salt and mix it well.Keep it in a warm place for 8-10 hours or overnight for fermentation
  • Next day or after the fermentation 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 high.Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it to a thin circle.
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil and cook it.Flip it to the other side and cook it for 30 seconds.Remove it from the griddle.
  •  Serve it  with  coconut chutney and spicy chutney. 


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Nalini I am in love with your dosa series and I am sure my family will go crazy if I feed these different versions ! Nice crisp dosas !

Such a crispy and wonderful looking healthy dosa, just love this kuthiravali dosai very much, i try to make this dosa batter often at home.

Kudiravaali tends to make the dosas so crispy and is our favourite too. Your dosas look so tempting..

wow ! I need to look for these millets now - perfect for diabetics as well I guess as there is no rice and perfect to sneak in millets in a crispy dosa for my kids ! bookmarked one more from ur dosa series, Nalini :)

That is a fantastic dosa, Nalini. I wonder if I can lay my hands on this millet.

Dosa has come very crisp. Loving your dosa series and beautiful pictures as always.

I too am loving your dosa series.All of them looks so delicious.

Such a crispy looking dosas with millet Nalini. I've barnyard millet in the pantry, will try this recipe sometime soon.

super crispy and the do I need to say anything about the click? awesome

The dosai has come out so well. Love it Nalini!

Wow these dosa are so yum and they have come out so well.Love it.

The dosas are looking crispy and have that perfect color. They are definitely a healthy alternative to the regular dosas.

Beautiful nalini, adding poha helps in keeping the dosa soft, thought of sharing how i do in my kitchen!!!
the pictures are so dainty, i can almost reach for the dosa straight from the pic!!! Keep feeding us virtually!! :)

Wow such a lovely recipe and such wonderful pictures in that setup. Loving this!!

Nalini I am simply drooling over your dosas! This one without rice is so fantastic. Your entire series is bookmarked yaar!

No one can make out from the looks that dosa doesn't contain rice...Perfectly crispy :)

Very healthy food for all....

I will share it with my other friends as the information is really very useful. Keep sharing your excellent work. shayanashop

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