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Quinoa And Mixed Dal Dosa | No Rice | No Fermentation

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

This protein, fiber and nutrient packed crispy Quinoa dosa is an amazing breakfast or dinner. I am trying to find ways to include this healthy grain into our diet. Usually I make the mixed dal dosa with rice. In this recipe I totally avoided rice and the dosas turned out so crispy and great tasting.

In this post I share a gluten free, yet very tasty dosa that is great for diabetes and weight management. This dish will keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. It's so easy to make and needs absolutely no fermentation.

If you like, the batter could be fermented as well by keeping out for just 3-4 hours. If kept out longer, it may turn sour. The batter stays good in the refrigerator for 2 -3 days.

Quinoa is a very healthy grain rich in protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Do try out this recipe and share your experience.


  • 1 cup Quinoa

  • ½ cup Chana dal

  • ½ cup Toor/Arhar dal

  • ½ cup split yellow moong dal

  • ½ cup Urad dal

  • 1 tsp Coriander/Dhaniya seeds

  • 1 tsp Cumin/Jeera seeds

  • ½ tsp Methi seeds

  • 4 dry Red chilli

  • 2 tsp Salt

  • 4 cups water for Soaking

  • 3 cups water for Grinding

Video Instructions

Written Instructions

  • Take Quinoa, Chana dal, Urad Dal, Moong Dal and Toor dal in a deep bowl.

  • Rinse everything well. Use a strainer to rinse to avoid Quinoa from washing away.

  • Add Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, Methi seeds, and Dry red chilli.

  • Add 4 cups of water.

  • Cover and let it soak for 4 -6 hours.

Make the batter

  • Drain off all the water. We avoid using the Quinoa soaked water as it may cause the batter to become bitter.

  • Transfer 3 ladles to a blender. Add ½ to ¾ cup water and blend to a smooth paste. Please refer to the video.

  • Blend the rest in batches adding water as required to a dosa batter consistency. Total water required will be about 3 cups.

  • Add 2 tsp salt and mix well.

  • Batter is ready.

Making Dosa

  • Warm a cast iron tava or girdle on medium flame.

  • Sprinkle some water and check if the tava is hot enough. The water should evaporate immediately.

  • Tava should not be very hot as well. The batter may stick to it and it will make it difficult to spread it.

  • Season the tava using oil. I usually dip a paper towel in oil and rub it around the tava. Onion can also be used to season the tava.

  • Pour a ladle full of batter and spread in a spiral motion. Add ½ tsp oil around.

  • Cover and cook for about 45 sec to 1 min or until golden brown.

  • Flip and cook for about 30 sec.

  • Crispy and a well-done healthy protein-rich dosa is ready!

Enjoy with coconut chutney or a side of your choice!


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