Lets cook Foxtail millet uttapam recipe.

Foxtail Millet Uttapam or Thinai Uttapam is a thick dosa made with millets topped with vegetables. Foxtail millet uttapam is gluten-free and vegan. It can be served as breakfast or snack item. Well, millet is a trending grain these days. These super grains are not new to us actually, we have completely avoided them so far.

However, we can incorporate these super grains into items such as Idli and Dosas. They are easy to make and healthy and definitely very tasty too. Millets are gluten-free and hence are suitable for people with digestive issues. Thinai is added with Urad Dal and Toor dal to make this delicious, spongy uthappam dish. Well, the sky is the limit for the toppings in this recipe. 


Thinai arisi [Foxtail millet] – 2 cup

Urad dal – ¾ cup

Fenugreek seeds – ½ tbsp

Salt to taste

Water as needed

Oil – 1 tbsp

Serving 2 people


Firstly, wash and soak urad dal, thinai arisi, and fenugreek seeds separately for 5 hours.

Further, drain the water and then grind to a nice batter.

Now, transfer the batter to a bowl and then add salt to it. Mix well. Cover it & leave it for fermentation for approximately 8 hours.

After fermentation, if the batter is too thick then add water to it. The batter should be of dosa consistency.

In addition, heat the dosa pan and pour oil on it. Now, pour batter onto it and then spread the batter quickly to a round shape.

Sprinkle chopped carrot, capsicum, onion, coriander & curry leaves on it.

Further, drizzle some oil over the uthappam filling, cover it & cook for a few mins.

Once flip the uttapam (filling downwards) and press it for a few seconds and then flip it again (filling upwards).

Finally, serve hot and enjoy!

It can be served with sambar or chutney.

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