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Whole wheat Grain Dosai recipe | South Indian Breakfast recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Whole wheat Grain Dosai

We always make dosa with godhumai maavu (whole wheat flour) which we call as godhumai dosa or karacha maavu dosai aor wheat dosai. But have you ever tried dosa with Whole wheat grain. Actually my mom makes this  but i have never remembered to ask her the recipe of this whole wheat grain dosa. Generally this whole wheat grain is used for  making godhumai halwa. A reader asked me for a recipe of dosa using whole wheat grain . then it suddenly it flashed that amma makes this and asked her for the recipe. I made it according to her instructions and it turned out very well. The dosas were crispy and yummy and kids too ate without any fuss. Check out my ragi dosa recipe, kal dosai recipe.

Whole wheat grain dosai recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + soaking,fermenting time 5 hrs| Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Makes: 14

     Idli rice  1/2 cup
     Urad dal   2 tblsp
     Methi seeds | vendayam   1/2 tsp
     Whole wheat (Muzhu Godhumai)  1 cup
     Salt   as needed
     Oil   as needed to make dosa

Godhumai dosai

  • Wash and soak the idli rice, urad dal and methi seeds together for 2 hours.
  • Do not soak the wheat grain.
godhumai dosa 1
  • After 2 hours just wash the wheat grain nicely and grind this along with the soaked rice and dal mixture.
godhumai dosa 2
  • You can either grind in the mixie or you can use the grinder too. Grind this into a smooth paste.
  • I have tried grinding both in mixie and grinder. Mixie took a little long time but turned out very well.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Ferment this for 3-4 hours. This tends to get fermented soon.
  • Bring this batter to a dosa batter consistency.
  • Heat a dosa pan and pour one big ladle of batter and spread it into a thin dosa.
  • Smear oil on to this. Cook till golden brown.

Godhumai dosai 3

  • Repeat the same for rest of the dosa batter.
Wheat dosai
  1. No need to soak the whole wheat, the reason is it starts giving the milk.
  2. You can replace idli rice with any millet like varagu, kudravaali or ragi too.
  3. You can add finely chopped onions, cumin seeds, finely chopped green chili to the batter and make dosa.
  4. The batter tends to ferment so soon unlike our usual batter, so maximum 4 hours is enough.

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vidhas May 23, 2016 - 7:52 am

Sounds yum, surely will try

vidhas May 23, 2016 - 7:52 am

Sounds yum, surely will try

geeth May 23, 2016 - 2:31 pm

godhumai maavu use pannalama??

jeyashri suresh May 24, 2016 - 1:04 am

I have given a separate version of godhumai maavu dosa. The same recipe i am not sure, you can try

gow May 23, 2016 - 5:35 pm

will the wheat grain grind in grinder without soaking. seems like will spoil the appliance.

jeyashri suresh May 24, 2016 - 12:57 am

No, it will not, i have tried this in grinder and mixie. Not even a odd sound came while grinding.

Rema Harihar December 7, 2016 - 12:41 pm

Jeyashri how much wheat do we need to use. Cannot make out if it is 1 or 1/2 cup

gow May 23, 2016 - 5:35 pm

looks great!

Janani Krishna May 23, 2016 - 9:24 pm

Nice n different from the regular dosa batter

Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey May 24, 2016 - 8:15 pm

wheat grain dosai super. Never heard about this type.

Kasthuri.K Uma May 30, 2016 - 6:50 am

Hi JeyaShri

I tried this recipe. It came out excellent for me.

I tried with Whole samba wheat.

Nice recipe. Thanks for posting

Rishsesha June 1, 2016 - 2:28 pm

Nice recipe..thanks for posting sis

Parvathy Venkatesh August 29, 2016 - 1:38 am

You have mentioned that this batter ferments soon. Does it mean that we have to grind and use it up the same day? Can I grind in the afternoon, leave it out for 3-4 hours and refrigerate for use the next morning?

jeyashri suresh August 29, 2016 - 11:43 am

Only fermentation is for 3-4 hours, you can use it up the next day also. You can grind in the afternoon and ferment it and refrigerate and use it next day

Bhavani S July 5, 2017 - 2:08 am

Never heard about such a recipe..really super n healthy. Surely wud try

Priya S March 11, 2020 - 9:14 pm

Can we use gohumai rava instead of whole godhumai?

Jeyashri suresh March 12, 2020 - 7:08 am

I haven’t tried that one.


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