Quinoa And Mixed Dal Dosa | No Rice | No Fermentation
Updated: Apr 4
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
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.
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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