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Kambu Dosa

Kambu Dosa

Kambu or bajra (Pearl Millet) is rich in various nutrients like protein, folate, potassium, copper, B-complex vitamin, zinc, calcium and iron. Bajra is also rich in fiber and helps to reduce weight, maintain blood sugar levels and is also good for heart health. Kambu dosa is a unique way of including kambu in your diet. These dosas are not only crispy and tasty, but also nutritious.

Preparation Time: 24 hours
Cooking Time: 5 minutes/dosa
Makes- 6 dosas


Broken Kambu (Bajra)- 1 cup
Urad Dal- 1/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - To taste


• Wash and soak bajra for 5 to 6 hours.
• Wash and soak urad dal and methi together for 5 to 6 hours.
• After soaking grind bajra first and while the bajra is coarse, add urad dal, and methi midway. Grind together to make a smooth batter. Use enough water while making the batter.
• Transfer the batter to a container, add salt as required, and cover the container with a lid.
• Place the batter in a warm place and let it ferment overnight.
• The batter will double in size the next day; add a little water to make it runny so that it can be easy to spread on the tawa.
• Heat a nonstick tawa and grease with a little oil.
• Now add a ladle full of batter on the tawa and spread evenly in circular motions moving outwards.
• Drizzle some oil on top of the dosa and cook until the dosa turns slightly brown.
• Once brown, flip it over, and cook for a few more seconds.
• Serve hot along with chutney or podi.


• You can refrigerate the batter to use later.
• You can use whole bajra too.
• You can use an iron tawa too.
• You can also add vegetables to the batter to make it more nutritious.


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