Millets are gluten free grains and is the second most commonly grown species.  These are rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, calcium.  They help in  reducing cholesterol level. They are also used as diet food. They can be substituted with rice and consumed by all.

I am talking about Saame, one of the millets, which has fibre content, all minerals, vitamins, calcium etc.,

Today’s recipe Saame-Menthya Dosa, which is very easy to prepare and good for health.

Ingredients :

Saame/Little Millet             2 cup

Methi/fenugreek seeds    2 tsp

Salt to taste


Method :

Wash saame and methi seeds and soak together for about 4 hrs.

After 4 hours of soaking, grind into fine paste with soaked water.  Add salt to taste and mix the batter well.

Now close the lid and keep for fermenting for about 6-8 hrs or overnight. You can see the bubbles in the batter which indicates perfect fermentation.

In the morning, mix the batter well and add water if necessary to get right consistency.

Heat the pan, put some oil.  Put one ladleful of batter on it and spread into circle.

Close the lid and cook for 1-2 mts.  Take a spatula, remove dosa first from the sides and in the centre.

Cook for one more minute, then turn on the other side to cook.

Saame-methi dosa is ready to serve.

You can serve with Aloo Onion Palya, coconut or fried gram chutney or pudina chutney or any chutney and sambar.



Tips : If your batter is too watery you can add little rice powder to get right consistency.  You can use more or less oil as per your taste.  Dosa will not be bright in colour as millets are unpolished.

Shyla Nagesh

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