கம்பு தோசை-Kambu (Bajra) Dosai | Fermented Pearl Millet Crepe-Gluten free and Vegan

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கம்பு தோசை-Kambu (Bajra) Dosai | Fermented Pearl Millet Crepe-Gluten free and Vegan.

Easy recipe for making tamilnadu style fermented kambu/millet idly/dosai. Step by step recipes for making dosa batter. They are gluten free and vegan.

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I am always looking for ways to include whole grains. I make this kambu/millet dosai which tastes so great and its healthy too. This is how I make the dosa batter.

Wash all the ingredients in tap water 3-4 times draining water every time. Soak all the ingredients in water for a minimum of 2 hours up to 4 hours.

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Soak all the ingredients separately. I used white idly rice. You can use brown rice or red rice also. Using tapioca pearls/sabudana/javvarisi results in a very soft idly and a crispy dosa as millets alone can become very heavy and dense otherwise.

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After soaking for 2 hours, we need to grind the ingredients in the following manner. Lets first grind the urad dal. I use a wet grinder to grind. You can use a food processor or mixie too. Urad dal when ground, triples in volume in a stone wet grinder. Be alerted that the urad dal wont increase in volume if ground in a mixie or a food processor. That’s fine. Grind until the dal turns into an incredibly smooth batter. Add water in regular intervals while grinding. Add up to 2 cups of water. It took 30 minutes in the traditional stone grinder. It might take upto 5 minutes in the food processor/mixie. Transfer the batter to a big bowl and set aside.
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Now add the fenugreek seeds and tapioca pearls/sabudana and grind for a couple of minutes before adding rice and the millet. Slowly start grinding and add up to 2 cups of water in intervals while grinding. Grind until the batter is smooth. It took 40 minutes in the grinder. If using food processor/mixie, grind in 2-3 batches for 3 minutes each batch or until the required texture is reached. Transfer the batter and add it to the urad dal batter and mix well. My mom swears that all idly/dosa batters be mixed by hand. Mixing by hand ensures that the batter is homogenous and whom am I to question the queen of idlies. So mix by hand folks.
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Salt
I have two theories about when to add salt. My mom adds salt along with the batter and lets the batter ferment. There are people who add salt after its fermented. So which one is better? This is purely my theory. Add salt along with the batter if you live in a hot place where the batter will be fermented in 6-8 hours and adding salt upfront helps in avoiding over fermentation of batter. If you live in a cold place wait for the batter to ferment and later add the salt. Also if you live in a very cold place, ferment the batter inside the oven with the pilot light on. It will keep the place warm there by aiding in fermentation.
Hot place – Ferment for 6 to 8 hours.
Cold place – Can take up to 12 hours.

Once the batter is fermented, mix well and store in the refrigerator and use it within 3-4 days.

When ready for dosa, heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium high heat. Ladle half a cup of batter and spread on the pan.Cook the crepe for about half a minute on each side, until the bottom is light brown.

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கம்பு தோசை-Kambu (Bajra) Dosai |Fermented Pearl Millet Crepe

Easy recipe for making tamilnadu style fermented kambu/millet idly/dosai. They are gluten free and vegan.

  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 50 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
  • 1.5 cups urad dal
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups bajra millet
  • 1.5 tablespoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Wash all the ingredients in tap water 3-4 times draining water every time. Soak all the ingredients in water for a minimum of 2 hours upto 4 hours.
  2. After soaking for 2 hours, grind the ingredients in the following manner. First grind the urad dal. I use a wet grinder to grind. You can use a food processor or mixie too. Urad dal when ground, triples in volume. Be alerted that the urad dal wont increase in volume if ground in a mixie or a food processor. That’s fine. Grind until the dal turns into an incredibly smooth batter. Add water in regular interval while grinding. Add up to 2 cups of water. It took 30 minutes in the traditional stone grinder. It might take upto 5 minutes in the food processor/mixie. Transfer the batter to a big bowl and set aside.
  3. Now add the fenugreek seeds and tapioca pearls/sabudana and grind for a couple of minutes before adding rice and the millet. Slowly start grinding and add up to 2 cups of water in intervals while grinding. Grind until the batter is smooth like mud. It took 40 minutes in the grinder. If using food processor/mixie, grind in 2-3 batches for 3 minutes each batch or until the required texture is reached. Transfer the batter and add it to the dal batter and mix well.
  4. Add salt along with the batter if you live in a hot place where the batter will be fermented in 4-5 hours and adding salt upfront helps in avoiding over fermentation of batter. If you live in a cold place wait for the batter to ferment and later add the salt. Also if you live in a very cold place, ferment the batter inside the oven with the pilot light on. It will keep the place warm there by aiding in fermentation. Hot place – Ferment for 6 to 8 hours. Cold place – Can take upto 12 hours.
  5. Once the batter is fermented, mix well and store in the refrigerator and use it within 3-4 days.
  6. When ready for dosa, heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium high heat. Ladle half a cup of batter and spread on the pan.Cook the crepe for about half a minute on each side, until the bottom is light brown.
  • Author: kannamma @kannammacooks.com
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian

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24 thoughts on “கம்பு தோசை-Kambu (Bajra) Dosai | Fermented Pearl Millet Crepe-Gluten free and Vegan”

  1. I tried this recipe and it came out so well. Thank you for that. Can we just replace kambu with chozham and try this recipe?

  2. Ramyaa Thillai

    Hai sug,
    Why we have to add equal amount of idly rice?
    Even in all millets same radio is used.
    Why cant we use only miller for batter?
    Pls clarify

  3. Jayanthi Nagarajan

    Hi Suguna, I am from CBE and throughly enjoy your recipes. What is the best Chutney for Kambhu Dosai?






  4. Sathyamoorthy U

    Very helpful article.
    So Kambu dough has to ferment if we wish to make idli or dosai with it. Then only
    it is easy for digestion and good for health. Thanks

  5. Hi…

    Can I prepare jowar dosai also in same procedure?I tried jowar dosai , but it was giving light bitter taste.

    My procedure was, 2 cup jowar, 1/2 cup urad dhal, 1tbsp fenugreek .

    Please help me.

  6. Can I soak Kambu / cholam powder in dosa batter for some time and use it to make does? Will it work?

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