A Healthy Sorghum Dosa Can Be Your Next Favourite Meal
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A hearty plate of dosa has impressed many across India and abroad, so much so that you will find at least one South Indian joint almost everywhere. Let’s just agree that Dosa has a fan base of its own. While the dish has South Indian origins, its popularity has crossed all borders to find fans all over the world. Moreover, dosa is also prepared a lot across Indian homes as a wholesome breakfast, a light lunch, or dinner. After all, when paired with chutney and sambhar, there’s nothing quite like a crispy meal of dosa.

While a traditional dosa is made from fermented rice and urad dal batter, there are numerous variations available. Some dosa recipes are high in flavour with mouth-watering fillings; some are super healthy and perfect for dieters. One such nutrient-rich and healthy dosa that has won our hearts is sorghum dosa (or jowar dosa). Besides being crispy, jowar dosa also makes for a perfect meal option to start your day with. Here are our top reasons why jowar dosa should be your next favourite meal.

Sorghum, or jowar, is known to be the fifth most important cereal in the world. It is gluten-free and has an adequate amount of fibre, protein, antioxidants, and more, which provide many health benefits.

1. Promote Weight Loss

Fibre helps you stay full for a long time, and jowar is a storehouse of dietary fibre. It helps promote digestion and metabolism, making the dish ideal for promoting weight loss.

2. Improve Gut Health

A good amount of fibre also helps improve metabolism and promotes a healthy gut.

3. Manage Diabetes 

The low glycemic index of jowar makes the dosa ideal to include in the diabetes diet.

4. Anti-inflammatory Properties

Sorghum is known for its antioxidant properties. It is therefore known to be effective in reducing some forms of inflammation.

5. Gluten-Free 

Anyone who is gluten-intolerant or allergic to grains should consider jowar.

Recipe for Sorghum Dosa

You simply need jowar flour, rice flour, jeera, hing, salt, black pepper, and some water to prepare a runny batter. Just heat oil on a skillet and add a ladle of batter to it. Spread it evenly and cook it on both sides. Serve hot with the chutney of your choice.

Here’s the full recipe:


  • 1/2 cup jowar flour (sorghum)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed (jeera)
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (hara dhania), finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of oil for cooking dosa


  • First, prepare a batter with jowar flour, rice flour, jeera, hing, salt, and black pepper. Dry-mix everything and then add water to prepare a runny batter.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and add a ladle full of batter to it. Spread evenly. Add more oil when one side turns a bit brownish in colour. Flip and cook the other side.
  • Once it is cooked on both sides, serve it hot with sambar and coconut chutney.