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Foxtail Millet Idli Dosa Recipe | Thinal Idi Dosa Recipe | Millet Recipes
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Foxtail Millet Idli Dosa Recipe | Thinai Idi Dosa Recipe | Millet Recipes

Millet's are a healthy alternate to the regular rice. It has more nutrients and definitely we can cook instead rice.This recipe features a healthy millet Idli and Dosa.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Foxtail Millet – 3 cups
  • Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Methi/ Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Oil as needed –
  • Water as needed
  • Salt as needed


  • Wash the foxtail millet and Urad Dal and Soak them in separate bowls for 4 hours.
  • After soaking them, Grind the foxtail millet and Urad Dal separately. You can grind the soaked Fenugreek seeds along with the Urad Dal.
  • Transfer the soaked Urad dal and Fenugreek seeds in a blender and grind it to a fine paste. Transfer it to a bowl. Next in the same blender grind the soaked Foxtail Millet. Grind them without any grains. Transfer it to the Bowl with the Urad Dal batter.
  • Mix the batter well and all it to ferment for 8 hours or overnight. After fermenting mix well.
  • Just before cooking add Salt and mix well. For preparing Idli Add the required water to the batter and bring t to the idli batter consistency. Grease the idli plate with oil and then steam cook in a medium flame for 10 mins.
  • Allow it cool down a bit and then sprinkle little water and remove the idli.Serve hot.
  • For preparing the dosa, add water and adjust the batter to the desired consistency. Heat a dosa tawa once hot pour a ladle full of batter and evenly spread. Drizzle oil over the edges and cook.
  • Flip and cook the other side as well. Once its cooked remove from the tawa and serve hot.



  • Serve hot with chutney and sambar.
  • Don’t ferment it for more time, the batter might get soar.
  • If using for more days. Take the required portion of the batter and add required salt and water and use for preparing idli and dosa.
  • You can use up to ¾ cup of Urad Dal.
Keyword Foxtail Millet Idli Dosa, Thinai Idi Dosa
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