Wednesday 17 September 2014

Thinai Dosai / Foxtail Millet Dosa

My second trial using thinai / foxtail millet is this Thinai Dosa. The previous one is of Thinai payasam. Dosa came out very crispy and tasty too.

Try it out to include this healthy millet in your daily routine for a healthy living!


Thinai / Foxtail millet - 1½ cup
Idli Rice - ½ cup
Urad dhal - ½ cup 
Fenugreek seeds - ½ tsp 
Salt – to taste

Wash and soak Thinai / Foxtail millet, rice, urad dhal and fenugreek seeds in water for about 4 to 5 hours.

Grind everything together to fine paste.

Transfer it to a separate container; add salt and mix well.  Allow to ferment for nearly 5 to 7 hours or overnight.

Heat the dosa pan; pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in circular motion from inside. 

Drizzle some oil over the dosa, close with the lid and allow it cook.

Remove dosa from the pan and serve hot with Coconut Chutney ( with Red Chilli and Garlic)
or Tomato Garlic Chutney.


Thinai / foxtail millet dosa tend to ferment fast than our normal idli batter, check it according to your climatic condition.

You can also use raw rice instead of idli rice to prepare this dosa.


  1. Dosa looks so crispy poorni .want to try this sometime .

  2. Tasty crispy dosa. Healthy breakfast to start a day.

  3. dosa looks so delicious very nice

  4. Healthy we get thinnai in muscat... dosa luks nice

    1. Hi friend, actually I have brought thinai, as well as other millets from India.

  5. Healthy dosa... looks nice and crispy...

  6. I can have it everyday without fuss.

  7. Crispy dosa ... loved it


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