- 1 Quinoa Dosa Recipe
- 2 Quinoa Dosa Or Protein Dosa?
- 3 What is Quinoa?
- 4 Brownie Points Of Quinoa Dosa
- 5 Quinoa Dosa For Ekadashi
- 6 Quinoa Dosa Recipe With Step By Step Pics
- 7 Recipe Card Of Quinoa Dosa
- 8 Quinoa Dosa/Cheela/Adai
The Quinoa Dosa recipe makes thin and crispy dosas just like the normal dosa but much easier, quicker, and healthier than that. Also, it is made without rice and without any fermentation.
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Quinoa Dosa Recipe
The recipe of this quinoa dosa is very simple and straight forward. This quinoa dosa is in fact like a lentils crepe to which Quinoa has been added. Quinoa increases the nutritional value of the lentils crepe manifold.
This Quinoa Dosa, of course, has quinoa. In addition to Quinoa, it has lentils, and fenugreek seeds (methi dana). I have used urad dal, moong dal, and arhar dal here. All these are rich in fiber as well as protein. With the same batter doing slight variations you can also make Adai or Cheela.
Just soak, grind and make.
Quinoa Dosa Or Protein Dosa?
Yes, this quinoa dosa is actually a Protein dosa. This is a storehouse of protein as it has all the protein-rich ingredients. It is made without using rice thus no carbs are there. When it comes to protein, vegetarians though have many options especially in terms of lentils but still, have a feeling that eggs have more protein and kind of miss it. Thus we are always on the lookout as to how to add more protein to our diet. And this Quinoa Dosa is a perfect answer to that. Now give this crispy-tasty-healthy Dosa to your children.
My son Siddharth doesn't like to eat lentils and always make faces when 'Dal' is there in the meals. On the other hand, he loves Dosa/Cheela/Adai. So, I look for various combinations of lentils and make these in breakfast. This way, I am able to feed him lentils. If your kids also do not like to have it in meals with rice/chapati then go for this way.
But before that let's see what exactly Quinoa is.
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is neither a grain nor millet. It is a seed and is a relative of spinach, beets, and chard. Quinoa is available in more than 100 varieties but red, black and white are the most common ones. Of these also, white quinoa is the most popular one.
- Gluten-free and is an ideal choice for people who are gluten intolerant.
- It is a complete protein which means it contains all the 9 essential amino acids which our body can not produce and thus need to come from food only.
- It is also rich in fibre, Vitamin B and iron.
If looking for ways as to how to incorporate Quinoa in our day to day meals then a few months back, I shared Quinoa salad also. You can check that too.
Brownie Points Of Quinoa Dosa
Other than the health benefits mentioned above there is much more to this Quinoa Dosa.
Quick To Make: It is comparatively quick to make. Just soak everything for few hours and then grind into a fine batter.
No Fermentation Required
Instant Dosa: Prepare the batter and keep in the refrigerator. Then, whenever required, heat skillet and make thin crispy dosas.
Sambhar, Not necessary: You can make Sambhar with it but they taste good with Tomato Onion Dip also.
Protein Rich: Storehouse of protein as it has both quinoa and lentils.
Diabetic Friendly: Dosa without rice, thus no carbs and therefore good for diabetic people.
Vegetarian's Delight: This dosa takes care of Vegetarian's protein requirements.
Breakfast: This dosa makes a perfect breakfast.
Tip: Though you can use any ratio of Quinoa and lentils. Pigeon peas (Arhar dal or Tur dal) render special crispiness to crepes that's why I prefer adding them.
Quinoa Dosa For Ekadashi
As per Hindu mythology, it is forbidden to eat rice on the day of Ekadashi, which comes twice a month. So, good news for any of you who wants to eat Dosa on Ekadashi and cant have it as it has rice. Go for this quinoa dosa made without rice and you will not miss your regular Dosa.
Quinoa Dosa Recipe With Step By Step Pics
- Wash Quinoa, fenugreek seeds, and all three lentils. Soak these overnight or for 3 to 4 hours.
- Drain the water in which they are soaked and grind into a fine paste. Add asafoetida while grinding only. While grinding, add 1 tablespoon water at a time. This helps in making the batter fluffy.
- Add salt as per your taste.
- Adjust the consistency of the batter by adding water. If too thick then you will have thick Dosas as it is difficult to spread.
- Heat a flat skillet (used for making dosa/crepes) on high flame. Put a few drops of oil and wipe with a kitchen napkin.
- Lower the flame, put a ladle full of batter and spread it as thin as possible. Smear oil on the sides.
- After spreading, increase the flame again.
- Cook till golden brown. Fold it in whatever way you want.
- Serve with love, tomato onion chutney optional.
- These Quinoa Dosa are crisp when hot and get very soft as they cool down. So, you can pack these in lunch box also.
- Masala Dosa: Make Masala Dosa or Stuffed Cheela by using a filling of paneer.
Adai : Add finely chopped fenugreek/spinach leaves and onion to the batter and make Adai or Cheela.
Recipe Card Of Quinoa Dosa
Made with Quinoa and lentils, this Quinoa Dosa is as thin and crisp as the normal dosa but much easier, quicker and healthier than that. With the same batter doing slight variations make Adai or Cheela. How? Lets see
- 1/4 Cup Quinoa
- 1/4 Cup Split Green Gram Moong Dal
- 1/4 Cup Split Black Gram Urad Dal
- 2 Tbsp Pigeon Peas Arhar Dal
- 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds Methi Dana
- 1 tsp Or to taste Salt
- Pinch of Asafoetida
Wash Quinoa, fenugreek seeds and all the three lentils. Soak these overnight or for 3 to 4 hours.
Drain the water in which they are soaked and grind into a fine batter. Add asafoetida while grinding only. While grinding, add 1 tablespoon water at a time. This helps in making the batter fluffy.
Add salt as per your taste.
Adjust the consistency of the batter, if need be, by adding water. The batter should be of flowing consistency.
Heat a flat skillet (used for making dosa/crepes) on high flame. Put a few drops of oil and wipe with a kitchen napkin.
Lower the flame, put a ladle full of batter and spread it as thin as possible. Smear oil on the sides. After spreading, increase the flame again.
Cook till golden brown. Fold it in whatever way you want.
Serve with love, tomato onion chutney optional.
Add fenugreek/spinach leaves to the batter and make Adai or Cheela.
Make Masala Dosa or Stuffed Cheela by using a filling of paneer.
- Grind the lentils finely for making Dosa. For Adai, keep it slightly coarse.
- Keep the consistency of the batter slightly thin to enjoy crisp and thin Dosas. Thick batter will be difficult to spread thinly.
- Ensure the skillet is preheated well before spreading dosas or adai. You may check this by sprinkling few drops of water on it. If hear a sizzling sound, then its ready.
- Before spreading the dosa, lower the flame.
- After spreading, increase the flame again.
- Keep adjusting the flame. Neither too hot or too low flame is good.
- Keep your tawa/ skillet clean before spreading a fresh dosa. After each dosa, clean the skillet with a damp napkin.
I hope you will surely try out this easy, yummy and healthy recipe of Quinoa Dosa for your darlings. Do not forget to share your feedback as it fuels my enthusiasm to post more good content.
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