As part of my #healthydosa marathon that I am doing this week, today I share with you a wonderful recipe that is a boon to vegetarians. It is high in protein and low on calories with a decent amount of dietary fibre. One serving of this recipe is about 200 calories, making it a wonderfully healthy option for your dinners. Serve it along with sambar to increase the protein content further.
The good thing about this recipe is that I do not use rice or any unhealthy flours in this recipe. Chickpeas and broken wheat dosa does all the magic without compromising on the taste. I very strongly recommend everyone to try this recipe out and you will thoroughly enjoy without any guilt 🙂
Makes: 10 dosas
Cooking time: 15 mins
Soaking time: 12hrs
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Kabuli chana or chickpeas or garbanzo beans – 1 cup
Broken wheat rava or cracked wheat or lapsi or dalia – 1 cup
Sour curd or buttermilk – ½ cup
Green chili – 3
Coriander leaves – handful (finely chopped)
Ginger – 1 tbsp (very finely chopped)
Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
Salt – to taste
Oil – to make dosas
- Soak the chana in enough water for atleast 12 hours. This will make them soft and easy to grind.
- After they are soaked well, wash them once and transfer the chana to a blender or mixer jar.
- To this, add the broken wheat, green chili, curd, coriander, ginger, salt and enough water to make into dosa batter consistency. Keep adding water in batches so that you do not get a very loose consistency.
- Transfer to a bowl and then add the onions to the batter. The batter is now ready to make dosas.
- Heat a tawa or flat pan and apply some oil on it. Take a ladle full of batter and roll it out thin. These dosas taste best when they are made very thin.
- Serve the dosa hot with any tangy chutney on the side.
- This dosa is high in protein with 10gms of protein, good in dietary fibre with 10 gms and an overall 200 calorie meal, making it a wonderful recipe for vegetarians. Nutritional information is taken from myfitnesspal app.
- This is a very good alternative for a healthy and nutritious dinner.
- You can sprinkle onions on dosa while cooking it, like we do for rava dosa. This will make the dosa more crispy.
- You can use semolina or upma rava instead of lapsi or broken wheat, but broken wheat is healthier for a low calorie dinner.