Fenugreek Seeds Dosa

26 Feb

Menthi Atlu / Methi Seeds Dosa


Fenugreek Seeds 5 tbsps
Rice Flour 6-8 cups
Plain Yogurt 2-3 cups
Red Onion 1
Green Chillies 2
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop red onion.
Remove stems, wash and chop green chiles.

Soak fenugreek seeds in water for 3-4 hrs.
Once fenugreek seeds are soft from inside, grind them into smooth paste adding little water.

In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, yogurt, fenugreek seeds paste and salt.
Whisk all ingredients thoroughly adding least amount of water required to make it into smooth and somewhat thick paste.
Cover and leave it overnight (or abt. 5 hrs) to ferment.

Heat a flat non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
When the pan gets very hot, take a ladle full of fermented dosa batter and pour from few inches above onto the hot pan.
Don’t spread with the ladle, add a tsp of oil around the freely formed dosa.
Then add a handful of chopped onions and few chillies on top of dosa.
Once the bottom seems to turn golden brown, turn on the other side.
Leave for few seconds on the other side to cook a little and remove onto serving plate.
Repeat the process until all the dosa batter is finished.
Serve the methi dosa hot with any chutyney.

Notes: Methi seeds dosa (menthi atlu) is supposed to be soft and thick. It turns bitter if crisped. If dosa seems to break, or is too thick, add little rice flour or adjust water quantity.

7 Responses to “Fenugreek Seeds Dosa”

  1. Mythreyee February 26, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    A very healthy recipe. A must try one.

  2. Latha February 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    anothe rmust try raji 🙂

  3. vimmi February 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    looks yummy and easy too. no soaking or grinding.

  4. Vani March 1, 2008 at 7:29 am #

    The dosas look wonderful! I like the flavor methi seeds add to regular dosa batter that I make. THis must be stronger. Will be sure to try your version sometime.

  5. Zlamushka March 9, 2008 at 1:49 am #

    Gorgeous dosas. i am a big fan of fenugreek seeds. Wen roasted they taste like nuts. Yum!

  6. anupama July 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm #

    This looks yummy. I’ll definetely try this!

  7. crana December 6, 2010 at 12:11 am #

    hiii it was nice recipessss

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