Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Millet - Mentya (Fenugrik Seeds) Dosa.

Little Millet or Same (in Kannada) is a healthy food grain. Using Millets in our diet is a healthy concept these days.
Millets are rich in protein and amino acids and other vital nutrients that help to build a strong immune system. They help in body's metabolism. Each millet has its own nutritional benefits and significance.
Little Millet is known as Saame akki in Kannda, Shavan or Kutki in Hindi. In Bengali  it is known as Sama, Tamil Samai, Gujarati - Gajro , kuri. In Telugu -Samalu, Marathi -Sava, Halvi and Vari. In Oriya it is called Saun.

Millets are gluten free, highly nutritious, Great energy source and ideal for those who or sensitivity to wheat or other grains that contain gluten. They are complete protein source  when combined with legumes and it is ideal for a vegetarian diet. They are full of fibers. They contain B- Complex vitamins. High in iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium, calcium and zinc. They help to lower cholesterol.

Little Millet - Methi Dosa is very good for breakfast, as snack and for dinner too. One thing you should remember that it should ferment nicely to get the perfect softness or it may be like a chewing gum. This dish is full of healthy dish because it also contain Methi (fenugrik) seeds.

Here is a recipe of Little Millet - Mentya (Fenugrik Seeds) Dosa which will be liked by all the members of the house and all age group.

Things Needed :

Little Millet : 3 Cups
Mentya ( Fenugrik Seeds) : 1/3 of the cup.
Urid Da; : 1 Table spoon
Salt : required
Oil : 3 to 4 Table spoons.

 Method : 

1. Wash and soak little millet, Fenugrik seeds and urid dal for 4 to 5 hours.

2. Grind it using little water till paste. (Dosa consistency).  Add required salt and leave it for ferment. (over night ).

3. Keep a dosa pan on the fire. Heat and sprinkle oil.
4. Put a spoon full of dosa batter and spread it round on the tava.

5. Sprinkle oil on the top and cover it. Let it cook for a minute.
6. Turn and cook on the other side for 10 to 20 seconds.
7.Repeat the same with remaining batter.

8. Serve dosa with the side dish you have prepared.
9. Put a spoon of butter or ghee on the top of the dosa just before serving.

 Note :

The dough must ferment nicely to get the correct texture. You can prepare thick or thin dosas. Using oil and ghee is optional. You can also add jaggery to this dough to make it sweet version of dosa. You can also add cut onions, chilly, grated ginger and prepare spicy dosa.
Soaking time : 3 to 4 hours.
Ferment time : Over night or  6 to 8 hours.
Preparation time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.  


  1. I used to feed this millet to my birds.. Never thought of using it myself.. Love the look of these dosas Nalini, will definitely try :)

    1. Try it out Poornima Hegde....You will really love it..

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Jayanthi Sindhiya ..for the lovely words...

  3. This is very new to me...... Looks yummm!

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  5. hi Nalini. first time hre...nice collection of recipes and this dosa is really tempting. Do drop by mine too when you get the time.

    1. Hee Sona ...thanks for visiting my blog..will surely visit your blog very soon..