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Green Moong Palak Millet Dosa | No fermentation

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Recently, I thought to myself, ’how can I make millet dosa even healthier than what it already is?’ Then the idea for this recipe dawned on me. Feast your eyes on Green Moong Dal Palak Millet Dosa! This delicious dosa recipe is packed with the healthy touches of Green Moong Dal and Foxtail Millet, both of which contain a world of nutritional benefits. In addition, it is loaded with the nutrition of Palak. Also this dosa does not need any fermentation whatsoever and that makes it even more easy to make! If you want to learn how to make this fantastic recipe, don’t wait any longer!

Green moong is considered as a superfood that is high in protein, low in carbs. This low GI food is known to help with weight loss and improve heart health. It is used in dals, sundal and even in some sweet dishes.

Foxtail Millet is one of the millet grains or sirudhanya. It is super rich in fiber and micronutrients - zinc, iron and calcium. Millets are slowly gaining attention and are entering mainstream cooking again for their nutritional value and health benefits. Foxtail millet is known as Thinai in Tamil, Navane in Kannada, Kangni in Hindi.

Spinach or Palak - Another superfood that is rich in iron, folate and other important vitamins such as A, C and K.

Try this easy to make, High protein, High fiber, High iron breakfast dosa!



  • 1 cup Whole Green Moong Dal /Green lentils

  • ½ cup Foxtail Millet / Navane/ Thinai

  • 1 and ½ cup or 1 bunch Palak or Spinach

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 2 Green chillies

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3 cups water for soaking


Make Batter

  • Take green moong and foxtail millet in a deep bowl. Rinse them well.

  • Soak them in enough water [about 3 cups] for 6-8 hours or overnight. Use filtered water as we will use this water for grinding.

  • Rinse Palak Well

  • Transfer 2 ladles of moong dal & millet to a blender with one ladle of water. Use the soaked water.

  • To the blender add half of the palak, chopped ginger and chopped green chillies. Blend it to a smooth paste to a dosa batter consistency.[Please check the video]

  • Transfer to a bowl.

  • Blend the rest of the moong, millet and palak.

  • Add salt and mix. Dosa batter is ready.

Make Dosa

  • Warm tava/griddle on medium flame. If using cast iron tava, warm until it's hot and sprinkle water to check if it's hot enough.

  • Spread one ladle batter on the tava in spiral motion.

  • Add ½ tsp oil around.

  • Cover and cook until golden brown.

  • This dosa goes very well with tomato chutney.


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