Farali Dosa, Faral Foods recipe

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Oct. 06, 2016

There are several forgotten gems from South Indian cuisine, which people are vehemently attempting to bring back to the fore now. This delicious Farali Dosa is an example. While people commonly make regular dosa or quick-fix ones out of wheat flour or semolina, they forget that very tasty dosas can be made out of millet flours too! The combination of sama and rajgira flour gives rise to a sumptuous dosa that is sure to please your palate on a fasting day. Sour buttermilk is added to the batter to help in fermenting. The fermentation time is just two hours, so you do not even have to plan for this dosa the previous day itself. This Farali Dosa has a wonderful, crispy texture if made thin and had immediately. If you make it too thick or have it later, it might be chewy. Enjoy this hot and fresh with Peanut Curd Chutney or Farali Idli Sambhar.


Sama 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Rajgira flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sour buttermilk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger green chili paste 1 Tablespoon
Rock salt To Taste
Oil To Taste (For greasing)



 1. Clean, wash and soak the sanwa millet in enough water in a deep bowl for atleast 2 hours.

2. Drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture using 2 tbsp of water.


3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the rajgira flour, buttermilk, ginger-green chilli paste and rock salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment overnight.

4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5") diameter thin dosa.

5. Smear a little oil along the sides, cook till both the sides of the dosa turns golden brown in colour and fold over to make a semi-circle.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 7 more dosas.


7. Serve immediately with peanut curd chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Ready In: 18 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 141Calories from Fat 18

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 224 mg9.33%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%


Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet