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Barnyard Millet Neer Dosa

Barnyard Millet Neer Dosa is a soft and spongy savory crepe prepared with barnyard millet. This famous Mangalorean/Tulu Nadu neer dosa requires no fermentation.
Prep Time6 hrs 40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time6 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: barnyard millet neer dosa, millet neer dosa, neer dosa
Servings: 8 yields
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Srividhya G


  • 1 cup Barnyard Millet
  • 1.5 cups Water 1.25 to 1.5 cups
  • 1/4 cup Coconut grated
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 8 tsp Oil as required for preparing dosa


Preparing the batter:

  • Wash and soak the barnyard millet for at least 6 hours. Overnight soaking is preferable.
  • Drain the water and grind it into a smooth paste along with coconut by adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.
  • Take this batter in a bowl and add the salt. Rinse the mixer jar with remaining water and add it to the mixture.
  • The batter should be very thin and watery.

Preparing the Dosas:

  • Heat the dosa pan. I used my cast iron tawa. Ensure it is seasoned well.
  • Pour the batter from outwards toward the inner side of the tawa, similar to rava dosa. You don't need to spread it like regular dosa.
  • If there are gaps, fill it in with the batter.
  • Spread some oil around the edges and cover the dosa and cook for about a minute.
  • Now remove the lid and flip it and cook for 5 to 7 seconds. You can make the triangular fold either on the tawa or take it out on the plate and then make the fold or relish as is.
  • Similarly, prepare dosa with remaining batter.
  • Serve hot with chutney or with sambar.


  • Make sure the batter is watery and in a pouring consistency for the soft, spongy and lacy dosa.
  • Depending upon the millet quality, adjust the water. But you at least need 1.5 cups for 1 cup of the barnyard millet.
  • Adjust the salt according to your preference.
  • Coconut is optional, but it adds a unique flavor.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1.5mg