Foxtail Millet dosa - millet crepes

 Millets are known to be packed with protein, antioxidants,and nutrients. They also help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. An added bonus, they are gluten-free! So try to incorporate this into your family’s diet, one millet at a time.

Try not to mix two or three millet together. It may upset your digestion. Start with little grain millets, mixing it with rice or wheat.

A good rule of thumb is to soak these millets in warm water for 20-30 minutes and then cook. You can also coarsest crush them and make porridge’s. Ready millet flour is available in the market that you can buy and make crepes, or flatbreads.

Thanks to Organic Mandya for introducing me to millets a few years ago. It has made us more conscious of what we eat and what we put into our bodies.

Here is an easy millet dosa recipe

Serves 4


1 cup foxtail millet flour

1 cup chirotee rava/finest semolina

1 cup red rice flour

1 cup yogurt

1 cup warm water 

Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, add more water if needed. Whisk the batter to get rid of lumps. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Place a griddle or a nonstick pan on medium heat. Cut half an onion, dip it in a little oil and wipe the pan well, to give it a natural nonstick coating.

When the pan starts to smoke, add a ladle of batter and swirl the batter in circular motion from center to form a thin crepe. 

Add a spoon of oil or ghee around the edges to get a crisp dosa. Serve with your choice of chutney or curry. I served this with chicken curry.