Oodhalu Dose | Barnyard Millet Dosa


The best things about dose from Karnataka are its names. They actually have ingredients like eerulli (onion) and oodhalu (barnyard millet) only to help people like me doing an A-Z marathon. I lucked out or what!

I have made millet dosais and idlis previously but I always added some rice along with it. But this recipe calls for only the millet and lentils with a little of beaten rice. So I was, in equal parts, intrigued and nervous as to how it would turn out. Thankfully I can say it turned out beautifully and the daughter liked it. Can’t ask for anything more!

For more Millet recipes, check out Millet Dosa, Millet Khichadi and Millet Kozhakattai


Recipe from here

Makes 8-10 dose


1/2 cup Barnyard Millet / Kutharavali

3 tbsp Black skinless lentils / Urad dal

2 tbsp Beaten rice / Poha

1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds / Vendhayam





  • Soak the millets, lentils and fenugreek seeds together in a bowl overnight
  • Soak the beaten rice for at least 30 minutes
  • Drain and set aside the water
  • Add all these ingredients along with salt to a mixer jar or grinder
  • Add sufficient water and grind to a smooth paste
  • You can use the water the millets were soaked in
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl, cover it and set aside
  • Let the batter ferment for 7-8 hours
  • Once it is fermented it can be used or kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
  • To make dose – heat a tava
  • Once it is hot, pour a ladle full of batter on it and spread it in a circular motion
  • Drizzle some oil along the edges and let it cook for up to a minute on high flame
  • Once the edges start to brown, use a steel spatula to disengage the dose from the tava and turn it over
  • Lower the gas and let it cook for around 30 seconds
  • Take it off the gas and repeat the procedure for the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with sambhar and / or chutney
  • Enjoy!





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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya Suresh says:

    OOdhaly dose, what a brilliant idea to pick this barnyard millet dosa for O. Now i can serve this barnyard millet as Oodhalu dosa as i loved the name of this dosa. Adding poha sounds good.

  2. India has some great dishes for difficult alphabets. So I feel the same as you. This millet dosa looks perfectly crisp and kids can never say no to these wonderful dosas.

  3. harini says:

    That is a brilliant pick for O, Sowmya. The millet dosa looks tempting and would love to invite myself over for dinner:)

  4. code2cook says:

    This baryard millet dosa has come out beautifully must say. such a tempting look with sambhar and chutney

  5. Hail Karnataka !
    Yes , I feel I should learn a few more languages just for Mega Marathon ! Sometimes we just get stuck . Wonderful pick !
    The millets Dosa is such a wonderful one specially when one is on a No Carb Diet !

  6. I know where to stop if I ever want to make a different variety of dosa….your blog. The dosa looks so tempting and its perfectly made. Love it.

  7. Srivalli Jetti says:

    hahah..see I told you that kannadigas must have either did a series or must have wanted to help souls like us..this is a brilliant pick..and the dosa has turned out stunning!..I have this for the Navratri and will surely make it..too good!

  8. Annapurnaz says:

    You have given us fabulous dosas this mega marathon Sowmya. I ‘m bookmarking all and will try to make them as and when possible

  9. Isn’t it fun to know the different names of ingredients in different languages. Love this millet dosai. Look at that texture of the dosai. Great recipe with the millet.

  10. Padmajha PJ says:

    Same pinch Sowmya. I too used kannada ingredients for the tough alphabets!And wonderful pick for the alphabet! The dosas have turned out so well Sowmya.

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