Mar 102015

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

Check out my other dosa recipes here – Dosa recipes.


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



  1. Soak the chana in enough water for atleast 12 hours. This will make them soft and easy to grind.
  2. After they are soaked well, wash them once and transfer the chana to a blender or mixer jar.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and then add the onions to the batter. The batter is now ready to make dosas.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve the dosa hot with any tangy chutney on the side.



  1. 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.
  2. This is a very good alternative for a healthy and nutritious dinner.
  3. You can sprinkle onions on dosa while cooking it, like we do for rava dosa. This will make the dosa more crispy.
  4. You can use semolina or upma rava instead of lapsi or broken wheat, but broken wheat is healthier for a low calorie dinner.IMG_2795

  3 Responses to “Kabuli chana or chickpea Dosa (Garbanzo dosa) – 200 calorie meal”


    Tried it today. Came out very nice. Thanks for sharing recipe.


    hi, the lapsinused it dry? Shudnt it be soaked? Please confirm. The recipe looks yum otherwise. Thanks


      No need to soak the lapsi, since you will blend it along with chana. Once you prepare the batter, you can let it rest for about 30 mins if desired, in which case you might have to add more water before making dosa.

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