Kambu Dosai (Pearl millet/Bajra dosa)

Kambu dosai 2

A healthy breakfast which you can have it without any guilt is this Kambu dosai. This millet is my favourite among all the other millets. Kambu itself gives a nice aroma and taste to any dish in which it is added. Like any other millets, this is also rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates.

I learnt this kambu dosai from my MIL`s co-sister. She served it with fresh coconut chutney and sambar. The taste was too good. Soon after I tried it and came out well. Here is the recipe.

Kambu Dosai (Pearl millet/Bajra dosa)

Kambu dosai 1

  • Recipe Cuisine: South India
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast
  • Preparation Time: (Soaking 2 hrs + Grinding 5 mins + Fermentation 8 hrs )
  • Cooking time: 5 mins
  • Makes: Around 20


                ITEM                 QUANTITY
Pearl millet / Kambu / Bajra 2 cups
Rice (Idli rice or raw rice/sona masoori) ½ cup
Urad dal ½ cup
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Shallots (small onion) 10
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Water As needed (for soaking and grinding)
Salt As needed
Oil As needed (for making dosa)


1. Wash and soak the millet/kambu, rice, urad dal and fenugreek with enough water for around 2 hrs.

Kambu dosai a

2. Rinse and grind the millet mix with shallots and cumin by adding water little by little to a smooth batter.

Kambu dosai b

3. Remove the batter to a container and add in salt. Mix well and rest it for 8 hrs or overnight to get fermented.

Kambu dosai c

4. Heat a tawa and pour a ladle full of batter and spread it to thin dosai.

Kambu dosai d

5. Sprinkle oil on top and sides. Cook both the side by flipping or you can cook covered without flipping, in medium flame.

Kambu dosai e

Serve it with Sambar or chutney 🙂

Kambu dosai 4


* Millets gets fermented soon, so plan and keep accordingly to avoid overflow of the batter.

*Adding shallots directly while grinding gives nice taste to the dosa instead of adding chopped onion to the batter.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Healthy dosa ! Nice idea to grind shallots along with kambu !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    Looks delicious and healthy too

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mistimaan says:

    Nice and tasty recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mom says:

    Helthi foodpa…. I like this….

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mom says:

    Kambu dhosai with dhosai podi…superpa…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks mom . Glad you tried it and liked it 🙂


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