Monday, August 17, 2015

Quinoa Dosa

Today I soaked Quinoa and moong dal to make dhokalas for the evening snack. When it was time to make dhokalas, I realized that the recipe had called for ½ a cup of sour yogurt. I had completely forgotten to make a new batch of homemade yogurt, so obviously I didn’t have the yogurt. Now what? So when you don’t want to waste your ingredients or don’t want to keep it in the fridge thinking that we can make it tomorrow, your brain throws new ideas to you. So instead of my evening snack I decided to make dosas for dinner. Again the ingredients were enough for dhokala but not for dosas. Then I soaked ½ cup Udid dal in super-hot water for couple of hours to make this yummy dinner. By the way my 4yrs old son and my 64 yrs old mother-in-law both loved it so now I can say that this recipe is good for the entire family and highly nutritious.

Here you go with the detailed recipe of the same.


  1. Quinoa: ¾ cup
  2. Moong Dal: ½ cup
  3. Udad/ Udid Dal: ½ cup
  4. Ginger: ¾ to 1 inch (diced) 
  5. Green chilies: 2-3 (paste: according to your family’s taste buds) 
  6. Water: To make dosa batter
  7. Salt: To taste 
  8. Sour Yogurt: 1 Tbsp. (optional) 


  1. Clean quinoa and all the dals till you see clear water.
  2. Soak quinoa and moong dal together in around 12-13 small cups of water, at least for 2 hours. I usually soak it in the morning if I have to make it in the evening.  
  3. Soak udid dal in a separate bowl in warm water. (If soaking it just for couple of hours then soak it in very hot water.)
  4. Now drain all the ingredients (do not throw the drained water) and grind it with 2-3 green chilies, ginger and salt. Use the same drained water to make it in dosa batter consistency. 
  5. You may add any spices or vegetables according to your family’s taste buds to this batter.
  6. Keep it aside for half an hour. 
  7. If making just after grinding, then add a tablespoon of Fruit Salt (plain Eno fruit salt)
  8. Now take a non-stick tava and put a ladle full of this batter and start making the dosas. Do not lift the ladle while making the dosa. Also just put the batter in one direction. 
  9. Put oil around the dosa of needed. 
  10. Serve the dosas hot with coconut chutney and sambhar. 
Please try this super easy recipe of Quinoa Dosa for your next meal and surprise your family with it. If you like this recipe, give a thumps up and please share it with others. Happy Cooking!!!! 

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