Kambu Dosa or Bajra dosa made by soaking whole pearl millet grains and grinding to a batter. This dosa needs no rice and is highly nutritious.
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.
About this Recipe
The most common type of millet is pearl millet, also known as Kambu; in Tamil. It has been cultivated since prehistoric times in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The Sahel zone of West Africa is the crops centre of diversity and suggested area of domestication. Recent archaeobotanical studies have confirmed the presence of
domesticated pearl millet in northern Malis Sahel zone between 2500 and 2000 BC.
In West Africa, pearl millet is a major cereal crop. It is also widely grown in eastern and southern Africa and in semiarid to arid areas of India. The current domestication theory holds that it originated in the northern–central Sahel region of West Africa.
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Ingredients for Kambu Dosa Recipe :
Pearl Millet / Bajra /Kambu :
Pearl millet is ground into flour and used in the production of breads, cookies, muffins, chapatis, and biscuits. It lasts no longer than 15 days. Dried bajra grains are ground into a flour that is light brown to greyish in colour and has a nutty flavour.
Whole Urad dal :
When cooked, urad has an earthy flavour and an unusual mucousy texture.
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Kambu Dosa Recipe | Bajra Dosa | Pearl Millet Dosa Recipe
- Pearl Millet / Bajra ./Kambu - 1 cup
- Whole Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - ½ cup
- Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - ½ 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.
Bajra Dosa Step by Step
|Measure your ingredients|
|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
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.
Can we make idli with this batter
super healthy dosa ll definitely try.
Please mention the measurement of millet and urad dal
Please mention the measurement of kombu and urad dal if grinding in grinder
Have the batter fermented well without mixing with hands
I am a regular visitor of your blog.
Your recipes are crystal clear with step wise
Pictures. Can we make idli with this kambu
Woov...Nice yummy and healthy pearl millet dosa, the one i have been searching for so long. Thanks for posting.
can we use Kambu flour instead of kambu
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.
@mahek Kulkarniwhole urad dal, make the best dosa. it makes the batter ferment better
@Gayathri Mageshyes i think u can
always come to your blog for finding varieties..a great blog u have...
Can we use this batter for making idli?
@kalai vanino idli batter will be diff proportion
@kalai vaniit is mentioned in writen recipe
@kalai vaniye it has fermented well
@kalai vanisame measurements
@Anonymousyes you can use bajra flour too
@Shebaidli batter is diff proposition. will share it soon
Can we use barnyard millet too??
@Kavithayes u can use any millets
If we are using bajra flour, how much is the quantity??
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 .....
Thanks for ur recipe! Will try it
Hi Aarthi.. I have kambu kurunai ..shud i measure same quantity?
yes u can measure the same level.