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Mar 26, 2015

Kambu Dosa Recipe / Bajra (Pearl Millet) Dosa Recipe

This is one dosa which i made recently and i was surprised how the textured turned out even with no rice. Loved it to the core and it is perfect for breakfast or a light lunch or for dinner as well. Taste great with any chutney, sambar or anything.

Similar Recipes,

Fox Millet Dosa
Green Gram Dosa
Ragi Dosa
Millets Adai
Jowar Adai

For Chutney Recipes, Check this

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Soaking Time : 4 to 6 hours
Fermenting Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 min per dosa
Makes : 8 to 10 dosa


Pearl Millet / Bajra ./Kambu - 1 cup

Whole Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Water as needed
Oil for pan frying


Soak fenugreek seeds and urad dal separately and the millet separates in a bowl with water. Let them soak for 4 to 6 hours.

First take urad dal in a blender and make it into a puree, add little water at a time.

Now transfer this in a large container, take millet in the same mixer and puree again. Pour this into the container.

Add in salt and mix well. Cover and let it ferment overnight.

Next day, give the batter a good mix and make dosa, drizzle oil around the sides and cook till golden on the bottom.

Flip over and cook again.


Measure your ingredients

Take urad dal in a bowl

add in fenugreek seeds

cover with water

Take pearl millet in a bowl

cover with some more water

let them soak for 4 hours

now time to grind

start by grinding the urad dal

make it into a smooth puree

look how how smooth it is

pour it in a large container

now in the same blender in which you pureed the dal, 
leave some dal mix in this, it helps to 
blend the pearl millet well

add in pearl millet

puree again

this wont be too smooth, but that doesn't matter

pour it into the dal mix

mix well

add some salt

mix well

cover it and let it ferment overnight

now how much it has risen

can you see the fermentation in this picture

this fermentation will give you a well coloured dosa

give this a good mix

heat a tawa

spread the batter over it thinly

drizzle some oil over it

cook till the bottom is well coloured

flip over and cook for few more sec

fold it 




  1. Your recipes are wonderful, love them all. Dosa looks so healthy and delicious. By the way can we use Bajra flour store brought instead of whole millet.

  2. Can we make idli with this batter

  3. Please mention the measurement of millet and urad dal

  4. Please mention the measurement of kombu and urad dal if grinding in grinder

  5. Have the batter fermented well without mixing with hands

  6. Hi Arthi
    I am a regular visitor of your blog.
    Your recipes are crystal clear with step wise
    Pictures. Can we make idli with this kambu

  7. Woov...Nice yummy and healthy pearl millet dosa, the one i have been searching for so long. Thanks for posting.

  8. Hi
    can we use Kambu flour instead of kambu


  9. Hi
    First time on your blog
    I am adding you to my side bar
    Thanks for this wonderful pictorial recipe . A sure try for me.
    I am known to be a Dosa Maker in the family .. I love being innovative while making a Dosa.
    I am sure this will be yummy.
    What difference do you find in using half or whole udad dal.

  10. @mahek Kulkarniwhole urad dal, make the best dosa. it makes the batter ferment better

  11. Hi Aarthi..
    always come to your blog for finding varieties..a great blog u have...

    Can we use this batter for making idli?

  12. @kalai vanino idli batter will be diff proportion

  13. @Shebaidli batter is diff proposition. will share it soon

  14. Can we use barnyard millet too??

  15. Hi Aarthi,
    If we are using bajra flour, how much is the quantity??

  16. Hi a art hi,
    I love this dosa , I make sure I make this once a week .... its without rice and I get to make my son eat millet this way thank u .....

  17. Thanks for ur recipe! Will try it


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