Methi-Fenugreek Dosa Recipe

Healthy dosa recipe- Methi-fenugreek dosa Recipe

Methi-Fenugreek Dosa Recipe

There is no question about how appetizing a hot dosa plate can be. Especially when you have all the side dishes like coconut chutney, or a spicy sambar. I am talking about Methi-Fenugreek Dosa Recipe.

Did you know that you can pack in tons of nutrition like Iron, Calcium and vitamins? A little known seed called Fenugreek seeds does the trick. Fenugreek Seeds a.k.a Methi in India, is another powerhouse of nutrition. A handful of these seeds is all you need to make a big difference. It is known to reduce blood cholesterol and control sugar levels. Methi- fenugreek dosa is one my favorite dosa for its taste and nutrition. My mother used to make this often and I learned it from her.

Methi-Fenugreek DosaAs for the procedure, it is as simple as it gets although it needs 8-10 hours of prep time for the batter to ferment. Check my video in this post. Note that I only add a tablespoon of the methi seeds. I also tried mixing in a little brown rice with the long grain rice to balance out the glycemic index. You could also try it with just the long grain rice. It is primarily the Methi seeds that bring a unique flavor and texture to the dosa. A spicy chutney or sambar goes well with this dosa.

When you let the batter to ferment, be sure to store in a warm surrounding. As the fermentation cycle complete, you will have to add salt. Be sure not to add the salt before it ferments….but I think you already knew that.

Methi-Fenugreek Dosa

Prep Time: 16 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 15-20 dosa


  • 1 Cup long grain rice
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • 1 tbsp Methi/ Fenugreek
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Soak all the ingredients (except salt) for 5-6 hours.
  2. Blend with 1 cup of water into a smooth paste texture (If necessary, add a little more water to get batter consistency like Urad Dosa)
  3. Keep overnight for fermentation.
  4. Heat the dosa griddle with a little oil and spread the batter.
  5. After one side is cooked, flip it around and spread a thin layer of oil again.
  6. Sprinkle a little Chutney powder for added flavor.
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Methi Dosa is ready! Serve hot with your favorite chutney!  

Methi-Fenugreek Dosa

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11 thoughts on “Methi-Fenugreek Dosa Recipe

  1. Thanks for the recipe and the video. This looks like a fun food project, and delicious. 🙂

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