Multigrain Dosa


This crisp and yummy multi grain dosa is packed with healthy grains like flax seeds, rye, corn meal, barley, wheat bran, whole wheat, sunflower seeds apart from the rice-urad dal batter. I got this recipe from my mom’s collection. The original recipe is by Chef Pratish Nair (ITC hotels). The dosa batter preparation involves making a dosa batter using basmati rice and urad dal, and a grain mixture using all the healthy grains I mentioned above. Using basmati rice gives the dosa a nice crisp texture. Since flax seeds are packed into this batter, the seeds release enough oil and you can make your dosas without using any oil or ghee 🙂 The dosas come out really crisp, perfect and delicious. I enjoyed my dosa with cranberry thokku and molaga podi :). Here’s the detailed recipe:


    • 8 tbsp flax seed
    • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/3 cup wheat bran
    • 1/2 cup soya bean flour
    • 1/3 cup barley
    • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1/3 cup corn meal
    • 1/4 cup rye flour
    • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats or 1/4 cup oatmeal flour
    • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
    • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
    • Salt to taste
    • 4 cups basmati rice
    • 1/2 cup urad dal


  • For the dosa batter
    • Soak the rice and urad dal separately for 5-6 hours
    • First grind the urad dal for 5-7 minutes and then add the rice and grind to a fine paste
    • Leave the batter to ferment overnight
  • For the grain mixture
    • Soak all the whole grains – flax seed, sunflower seeds, oats, sesame seeds, jeera for 10-15 minutes in warm water
    • Add all the remaining ingredients (wheat flour, wheat bran, soy flour, barley, corn meal, rye flour) and grind to a coarse paste
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  • For the multigrain dosa
    • Mix one measure of the grain mixture with 4 measures of the dosa batter
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    • Rest the batter at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Pour the batter onto a hot tava and make delicious dosas. You can make dosas without using any oil as the dosa batter has flaxseeds

6 thoughts on “Multigrain Dosa

  1. Hi minuraman, Nice to know that you tried my recipe of multigrian dosa and you succeeded in getting it right. Bon Apetit !

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