Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods

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 Faraali Idli-Sambhar. You can also try other faraali recipes like the Maharashtrian favourites – Upvaas Thalipeeth and Faraali Misal, or the popular Gujarati Layered Handva .

Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting Time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 dosas
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1/2 cup sanwa millet (sama)
1/2 cup rajgira flour
1/2 cup sour buttermilk
1 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
rock salt to taste
oil for cooking

For Serving
peanut curd chutney

  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.
Nutrient values per dosa
Energy118 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates13.5 g
Fiber1.9 g
Fat6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A65 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C0.2 mg
Folic Acid0.8 mcg
Calcium28.4 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.2 mg
Potassium12.6 mg
Zinc0.3 mg


Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
 on 06 Oct 16 11:36 AM

Can I make without using sama.it''s a superb idea of dosa .I want to try but not having sama right now.pl sugges t
Tarla Dalal
28 Oct 17 02:52 PM
   Sanwa is important.. as it helps to give consistency..
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
 on 27 Sep 16 02:56 PM

Awesome recipe...didn''t seem to be a fasting recipe in taste...going to enjoy yumm dosas wid coconut chutney during fasting days...thnxxxx.
Tarla Dalal
27 Sep 16 04:05 PM
   Thanks Divya. Keep providing your feedback. Happy cooking.
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
 on 26 Sep 16 02:26 PM

Hello Mam me and my family thoroughly enjoyed your Farali dosa recipe which my mom made on Ekadashi fasting and result was yummy delicious and can''t even make out that it''s Farali (Fasting) Dosa.. Thank you Very much...
Tarla Dalal
26 Sep 16 03:15 PM
   Hi Bharat, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you loved it. Happy Cooking !!
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
 on 02 Sep 16 07:48 AM

Excellent recipe.
Tarla Dalal
02 Sep 16 01:08 PM
   Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Farali Dosa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
 on 23 Aug 16 03:33 PM

I agree with Bala, these dosas were a super hit in my house too. With minimal ingredients, a very unsual and creative recipe... i serve it with http://www.tarladalal.com/Peanut-Curd-Chutney-Faral-Chutney-33300r
फराली दोसा
 on 04 Jul 16 12:57 PM

Dosa ka mazza upvas ke Dino me bhi:-):-):-)
Faraali Dosa ( Faraal Foods)
 on 19 Jan 16 05:01 PM

Woww !! Such a yummy recipe
Faraali Dosa ( Faraal Foods)
 on 29 Jul 12 12:17 PM

A great new twist given to the Faraali food....Now fasting mad eeasy even for the kids...as in my house there are few events on which everyone in the house has to have farrali food. No hastles for the kids as they enjoyed it a loooooot. Thanks Tarla Aunty

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