Sorghum (Jowar) was a farmer's cereal in India. Gone are those days..These days it is gaining popularity as a healthy cereal useful for bones and teeth. It also maintains the health of heart, controls diabetes, arthritis and weight of the body. The most popular recipe using jowar is Jowar ki roti (Jonna Rotte). However I found that making dosa (crepe) out of jowar is a pretty easy way to enjoy the benefits of Jowar. Point to be noted is that commercially available jowar flour might not contain as much fiber as lot of it is lost in milling. Freshly milled flour is the best bet.
Another point to keep in mind is that Jowar is gluten free and some studies suggest that it might be good for weight loss.

Jowar Dosa

Ingredients - 

1 cup = 250 ml
Jowar 3/4 cup
Idli Rava 1/2 cup
Urad Dal 1/4 cup
Total 15 dosas
Per Dosa

*All values are approximate.
Add salt as needed.
I should have added fenugreek seeds too but didn't.

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak jowar, urad dal over night. 

Just before grinding the batter, soak the idli rava in sufficient water. 

Jowar Dosa

Grind jowar and urad dal into a fine batter adding as much water as is necessary. Mix in the soaked and drained idli rava.

Add salt and let it ferment over night. (Mine fermented very well). Mix the batter with a ladle and adjust the consistency by adding a little water.

Jowar Dosa

On a hot tava, drop a ladleful and spread the batter around in a circular shape quickly into a thin layer. Spray a little bit of oil if needed. (I don't use any oil as I use a non-stick pan)

After the dosa browns enough on one side, flip it onto the other side and let it cook for another 30 seconds or so and take the dosa off the pan. (I observed that Jowar dosa took a little longer to cook than the regular dosa.)

Continue until required number of dosas are done. The left over batter can be refrigerated for further use.

Today happens to be the last day of the marathon and hop on to check all the Marathoners for this edition - 
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If you have missed any of the previous days of the current edition of Blogging Marathon here they are -
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Aptly goes to Srivalli's Breakfast Mela.

Also goes to Breakfast-Club - Pancakes happening at Krithi's Kitchen
started by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours.

Preparation Time 20 min (excluding soaking , grinding and fermentation)
Makes 15 Dosas (6 inches diameter)


  1. wow harini!!! Dosa mela going on here!!! Looks very crispy n tasty!!! Perfect guilt-free breakfast!!! Bookmarking this too!!!

  2. Very healthy and nice looking dosa dear. Excellent pics.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Archana Says:
  4. Looks good. As I cannot get my kids to eat the roti made from jowar I could try this. Thanks.

  5. healthy delicious dosa looks wonderful

  6. divya Says:
  7. Wow...healthy and delicious dosa...

  8. Champa Says:
  9. Nice one. Where do you get Jowar? I have looked around here and can't find the whole grain.

  10. aipi Says:
  11. Great looking dosa dear- I love all your dosa recipes :)
    US Masala

  12. Harini Says:
  13. Thanks everyone..
    @Champa - I get Jowar whole grain in my local Indian stores.

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. very nice..and looks crispy also..

  16. Indian Khana Says:
  17. Looks crispy n perfect ..I liked your that fact table....and thanks for visiting my have a nice blog n happy to follow you

  18. so new ... looks so nice and healthy.. will def try..

  19. Srivalli Says:
  20. Dosas look so inviting Harini, for the entry..:)

  21. Usha Says:
  22. Dosa looks crispy and perfect. I did not know we could make dosa with jowar.

  23. Priya Suresh Says:
  24. DOsas looks super prefect,crispy and inviting..

  25. healthy and delicious!!!

  26. Simplyfood Says:
  27. Never thought you can make jowar dosa.They look healthy and delicious.

  28. Anonymous Says:
  29. Nice Post. This record helped me in my college assignment. Thnaks Alot

  30. Unknown Says:
  31. very very useful......we tried with yellow jowar..... really tasty.....thanq very much......

  32. Unknown Says:
  33. This is a traditional food item from Khandesh, North Maharashtra. It tastes very good by adding Dhana, Jeera, Green Chilli. once you change the side of the dosa put grated gud on it and eat it hot. It is called as Dhinde in the local language.

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