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Pearl Millet Crepes (Kambu/Bajra Dosa)

Pearl_Millet_Crepes_Kambu_Bajra_Dosa_1Millets are less-glycemic grains with more dietary fibers and are very good for health. In south India it is ground with black lentils and cooked as crepes/dosa(dosai) for breakfast. I include millets in the menu as far as possible in my family.

Pearl Millet is known as ‘Kambu’ (கம்பு) in Tamil and as ‘Bajra’ in Hindi.


  • Pearl millet/kambu/bajra – 3 cup
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Black lentils/urad dal – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – half teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – to grease dosa pan

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  • Soak pearl millet and rice for 5 to 6 hours; soak black lentils and fenugreek for one hour.

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  • Grind to a fine thick paste separately; here grinding of soaked black lentils and fenugreek is shown.

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  • Here grinding of soaked pearl millet and rice is shown.

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  • Add both, add salt and mix well; keep it for fermentation 8 to 10 hours minimum.

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  • Now mix well; if needed add little water to adjust the consistency as that of normal rice-dosa batter; grease a pan with oil and heat; spread a ladle of batter evenly and sprinkle oil; cook both sides till crisp.

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  • Crispy, healthy Pearl Millet Crepes (Kambu/Bajra Dosa) are ready. Serve with chutney.


{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sharmilee December 23, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Healthy for breakfast..looks tempting

  • Priya December 24, 2011, 1:53 am

    Super healthy kambu dosa..looks fabulous.

  • Nithu, SpicyTasty December 28, 2011, 7:33 am

    That’s a healthy crepe. I am s tempted to try it.

  • anonymous November 27, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Can we use bajra flour instead of bajra

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