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Methi Dosa

Methi Dosa is a soft Dosa made with Fenugreek seeds and Rice. Methi seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients and they also keep the body cool. So this perfect for summer days.
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Medium
Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal




How to prepare the batter

  • Start by rinsing the rice well to remove all the starch. Then soak rice and methi seeds for 6 hours. Once it's soaked well, drain the water. Use a high-power blender or stone grinder to blend the soaked rice and methi seeds.
  • Add a small batch of rice to the blender for every bath. I added 1 ½ cup water while blending. I prepared the dosa batter in two batches. So in total, I used 3 cups of water to prepare the methi dosa batter.

How to make dosa

  • Keep the batter overnight for fermentation. I placed it inside the oven with the light on for a warm place. Ferment the batter for 10 hours or more.
  • Add 2 teaspoon salt and mix gently, and dosa batter is ready.
  • Heat the dosa griddle with a little oil, pour a ladleful of batter on hot tawa, and spread gently, forming a slightly thick dosa. Sprinkle oil over the dosa.
  • After one side is cooked, flip it around. Cook for a minute or until the dosa is cooked completely. Enjoy methi dosa with tomato chutney.


  • I tried mixing in a little brown rice with the long grain rice to balance out the glycemic index. The traditional way would be to prepare it with just long-grain rice. It is primarily the Methi seeds that bring unique flavor and texture to the dosa. 
  • When you let the batter ferment, be sure to store it in a warm surroundings. As the fermentation cycle completes, you will have to add salt to stop it from fermenting more.
  • Be sure not to add the salt before it ferments....but I suppose you already knew that :-)
  • An ideal combination for this dosa is to serve it with a spicy and savory chutney or curry.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg