Short Grains Idli Dosa | Siru Dhaniya Idli Dosai

Yes, yet another idly and dosa recipe. I wrote this post, all about idly and dosa where I mentioned about the difference rice varieties. This is a no-rice idly/dosa recipe. This dosa is prepared with four short grains namely Fox Tail Millet (Tinai), Barnyard Millet (Kudiraivali), Kodo Millet (Varagu) and Little Millet (Samai). Instead of regular urad dal, I went with the black urad dal and I didn’t remove the husk while washing. This is a fiber and protein filled, nutrient rich idly and dosa.

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I mentioned in pongal post regarding this restaurant in Chitlapakkam called Pasumai where they use only short grains. I tried couple of dishes and I didn’t find the taste difference at all. Those made me to try Quinoa and Fox Tail millet pongal. Luckily I was able to find all these millets in the local Indian grocery stores here. Then I wanted to try with idly and dosa. So I started to substitute 2 cups of rice with either of these millets. This time I decided not to use rice at all and instead of 4 cups of rice, I went with 1 cup of these millets and 1 cup of black urad dal.

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The main thing that fascinated me about these millets is their nutrients per 100gms Look at their protein and fiber content. No wonder they are called as Gods Own Crops.

Nutrient Source : http://www.milletindia.org/

Crop / NutrientProtein(g)Fiber(g)Minerals(g)Iron(mg)Image
Foxtail millet12.383.32.8 Tinai
Barnyard millet11.210.14.415.2 Kudiraivali
Kodo millet8.392.60.5 Varagu
Little millet7.77.61.59.3 Saamai

Ingredients:

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  • Tenai / Fox Tail Millet – 1 cup
  • Kudiraivali / Barnyard Millet – 1 cup
  • Saamai / Little Millet – 1 cup
  • Varagu / Kodo Millet – 1 cup
  • Black Urad dal – 1 cup
  • Vendiyam – 1 tbsp
  • Water for soaking
  • Salt as required.

          Steps:

  • Soak these in water for 4 to 5 hrs and grind them.
  • Add the salt and let it ferment. That’s is the batter is ready.
  • I use same batter for both idly and dosa. For dosa I add water to make the consistency thinner.

Batter

If you don’t only two of these millets lets fox tail is easily available in amazon too. So you can add 1 cup of fox tail and 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of rice. 
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Short Grains Idly Dosa | Siru Dhaniya Idly Dosai
Idly Dosa batter prepared with millets namely Little miller, fox tail millet, kodo millet, barnyard millet and black urad dhal. A healthy and protein filled breakfast.
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Prep Time
5 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Tenai / Fox Tail Millet - 1 cup
  2. Kudiraivali / Barnyard Millet - 1 cup
  3. Saamai / Little Millet - 1 cup
  4. Varagu / Kodo Millet - 1 cup
  5. Black Urad dal - 1 cup
  6. Vendiyam - 1 tbsp
  7. Water for soaking
  8. Salt as required.
Instructions
  1. Soak these in water for 4 to 5 hrs and grind them.
  2. Add the salt and let it ferment. That’s is the batter is ready.
  3. I use same batter for both idly and dosa. For dosa I add water to make the consistency thinner.
Notes
  1. If you don't only two of these millets lets fox tail is easily available in amazon too. So you can add 1 cup of fox tail and 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of rice.
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10 thoughts on “Short Grains Idli Dosa | Siru Dhaniya Idli Dosai

  1. Shaji Swarnesh

    Wish to highlight the fact that these are referred as Millets and not Short Grains. Glad to know that you find these millets in Bay Area.

    • Yeah these are millets. I just translated siru dhaniyangal to short grains. Thanks for the correct. Will update. Yes, pretty much all the groceries carry these millets here.

  2. This is simply awesome Sri :) I have not tried kudaravali and Varagu, should try soon :) How did you find them in US of A? I have tough time locating them in Bangalore only..

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