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How to make millets dosa using little millet

Khushboo Sharma
Easy recipe for making dosa using healthy millets like little millets.
Prep Time 20 hrs
Cook Time 15 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Little millets (Samai)
  • ¾ cup Urad dal (dhuli)
  • ¼ cup Masoor dal (dhuli)
  • 1 Tsp Methi dana
  • 1 Tsp Rock salt
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee


  • Take 1 cup little millets, ¾ cup urad dhuli dal, ¼ cup masoor dal, 1 tsp methi dana.
  • Rinse dals and millets thoroughly a few times and soak in lots of water for 4-6 hours individually or together. During cold weather they can be soaked overnight.
  • Drain the excess water.
  • Blend until smooth, frothy and bubbly. If needed add more water. I added 2 to 4 tablespoons water. But do not make it thin or runny.
  • Now transfer into big container, cover it and let it ferment in a warm place. It may take from 5 to 16 hours depending on the temperature.
  • Now add 1 cup of water and salt to taste and mix it well.
  • Adjust water accordingly, as it should be in a pourable and spreading consistency.
  • Take a dosa tawa and heat it on a medium high heat. (tawa or pan should be non-stick)
  • When the pan is hot enough, turn the heat to low flame.
  • Stir the batter in the bowl and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the tawa.
  • Immediately begin to spread it evenly starting from the center in a circular way to make a thin crepe.
  • Regulate the heat to medium high and cook for a minute. Add desi ghee towards edges.
  • When it turns golden or brown on the base, fold it and serve. Add potato masala for filling if you want to make masala millets dosa.
  • Healthy millets dosa served with sambhar  and coconut chutney.