According to recent studies, Barley may be an even better breakfast choice than oats for persons with Type 2 diabetes. It has loads of dietary fiber and selenium apart from being a low calorie grain. Barley's fiber binds to and removes cholesterol-containing bile thereby helping those struggling with heart disease. Needless to say the fiber can help you get 'regular' too. Also the fiber can help prevent gallstones in women. And the list of benefits is seemingly endless.
As I understand it should be the 'go to' cereal for everyone!! This recipe has been shared by my cousin and I was very impressed by the outcome. They were crispy when hot and soft after a while. It was a very filling breakfast (2-3 dosas were enough!) and we forgot to eat our lunch even after 5 hrs!

Barley Dosa

Ingredients -

1 cup = 250 ml
**Barley 3/4 cup
Urad Dal 4 Tbsp
Total (10 Dosas)
Per Dosa
*Approximate values (Protein, Fiber and Carbohydrate are in grams)
 Salt as per taste

** I used pearled barley
Note - Recommended to add fenugreek seeds also to bump up the fiber but I forgot to add them.

Method Of Preparation -

Soak barley, urad dal over night. 

Grind into a fine batter, add salt and let it ferment over night. (Mine didn't ferment well but I went ahead and made dosas).

Barley 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.

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

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Preparation Time 20 min (excluding soaking , grinding and fermentation)
Makes 10 Dosas (6 inches diameter)


  1. Usha Says:
  2. Seems to be a very filling dosa and healthy one too

  3. yummy and delicious dosa.

  4. So healthy.. have not tried anythign with barley. must try soon. dosa and chutney looks tempting.. yummm

  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. Looks very nice..I love dosa of any type..and hey don't forget Breakfast Mela..:))

  7. Malar Gandhi Says:
  8. I have heard lot about barley, can you help me find one? Where do we get barley in U.S. and how does it look like? Dosa looks perfect and inviting.

  9. Sarah Says:
  10. Barley dosa looks superb! Love it. Dosa is in our weekly breakfast menu. So next week, Barley dosa it is :)

  11. Harini Says:
  12. Thanks everyone.
    @Malar Gandhi - We get barley in the local Indian grocers or in ethnic stores or in super markets where they sell dried beans (for soups etc). Check it out and see.

  13. Madhavi Says:
  14. dosa looks very nice harini...healthy

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Wonderful dosais - useful breakdown of calories and carb counts - bookmarking!

  17. divya Says:
  18. I am hungry now looking at your dish..looks yummy!

  19. Priya Suresh Says:
  20. I love barley in dosas, simply inviting and wonderful..

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. good one..will try it sometime..

  23. Very healthy dosa! Looks delicious...

  24. Very inviting .... healthy too ...

  25. Looks Great!!!! Bookmarking it!!!!

  26. Suma Gandlur Says:
  27. Really good one. It sounds like the ragi dosa. Does the batter double in volume when fermented?

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