Millets being the most versatile grain and can be used to make khichdi, uttapam, upma, idli, roti, dosa and more. Loaded with nutrition and a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, it is gluten-free and full of antioxidants. It can keep you full for a longer time, as is high in protein and fiber as compared to regular flour and rice.
Dosa is a regular breakfast option in most homes. Let’s see how we can make a nutritious filling and create lip-smacking millet dosas that are gluten-free, healthy and enjoyed by kids as well.
Mix Millet Filler Dosa:
- Foxtail millet: 1 cup
- Little millet: 1 cup
- Kodo millet: 1 cup
- Urad dal: 1 cup
- Flattened rice flakes: ½ cup
- Fenugreek seeds: ¼ tsp
- Water: ⅓ cup or as required.
- Salt: as required
- Finely chopped onion
- Grated carrot
- Grated beetroot
- Finely chopped capsicum
- Granted paneer
- Grated cheese
- Soak all three millets and fenugreek in a bowl for at least 6 hours.
- Soak poha in a separate bowl for 2 hours only, after 6 hours of soaking millets, add them all to a blender and add an ice cube to maintain the color of the batter which often changes due to heat that is created during blending.
- After grinding let the batter ferment, once the batter ferments, add the salt and water as needed.
- In a pan app veggies and stir fry them, add some garam masala and grated paneer, and let it cook well.
- Once done heat a pan, take a ladle full of dosa batter, spread well in a circular motion, and make it thin or thick as per your preference, spread the veggies filler and add some grated cheese.
- Serve with coconut chutney and sambhar to make it a balanced meal.
This dosa keeps you full for a longer time and can be enjoyed as dinner too. It’s delicious and wholesome.
Ragi dosa is another common recipe that is made in most households; let’s make it with a healthy twist to make it more nourishing and filling.
Ragi Paneer Dosa:
Make ragi dosa, using the traditional way or use a ready to make premix.
- 1 cup of grated paneer
- ½ cup of finely chopped onion,
- ½ cup of finely chopped tomatoes,
- ½ cup of finely chopped pepper,
- ½ cup of boiled mashed sweet potatoes
- In a pan, stir fry onion and capsicum, then add tomatoes and let it cook well.
- Add boiled mashed sweet potatoes and grated paneer and mix well.
- Add salt as per taste and pav bhaji masala, and mix well.
- Prepare dosa like https://skyroots.in/recipe/ragi-finger-millet-dosa-recipe/ this, then take 3 spoons of the filling, top it with some cheese and coriander, and serve with coconut chutney and rasam or sambhar.
- You can try the same recipe with jowar dosa too https://skyroots.in/recipe/jowar-sorghum-dosa-recipe/
Here’s another interesting twist to the traditional Jowar Dosa – Jowar uttapam pizza:
For batter use, https://skyroots.in/product/jowar-idli-mixes/ jowar mix
- ½ cup of boiled corns,
- ½ cup bell peppers,
- ½ cup of onion
- ½ cup mushroom
- 1 cup tandoor paneer ( optional )
- Some olives
- Soak the https://skyroots.in/product/jowar-idli-mixes/ jowar mix for 1 hour, let it ferment. Make the consistency thicker than the regular dosa batter.
- Take a ladle full of fermented jowar mix, and make small size uttapam. We will use this as the pizza base.
- Top it with veggies, paneer, mushroom, and olives, and garnish it with cheese.
- Add chilly flakes and oregano and cover it with a lid.
- Cook until the cheese melts and your pizza aka jowar uttapam pizza is ready.
- Serve it with https://skyroots.in/product/jowar-flakes-chivda/ and enjoy
These are some interesting millet dosa versions that we recommend you try in 2023. Millets are a rage now with 2023 being an International year of millet. We all know the traditional recipes of millets, however with changing lifestyles and different tastes, it is important to use millets in new variations to ensure health with no compromise on taste.
Currently, the Indian government, along with state governments is promoting many policies for producing and selling millets. Consuming millets in daily meal plan is beneficial for health of both adults and children, hence it is important that we make a serious effort to modify our diet plans.