Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oats and Legumes/Daals Dosa/Crepe(Oil Free Adai)

Today I am going to present one more healthy,fibre rich and protein rich dosa.A great way to give healthy nutrition to kids and your family.In this particular recipe I am using a variety of  legumes...Black Gram/Urad Daal , Green Gram/Moong Daal , Pigeon Peas/Toor Daal , Split Chickpeas/Chana Daal and Oat Meal.This is getting better right? Yes and you know what ?----this dosa is oil free .Yup it is.

Let's get ready with the igredients and see the preparation process-----------------------

Main Ingredients :
Moong Daal........................1/2cup
Toor Daal...........................1/2cup
Urad Daal...........................1/2cup
Chana Daal.........................1/2cup
Oat Meal.............................2cups

Seasoning Ingredients :
Black Pepper......................2tsp(whole)
Salt......................................to taste

Preparation :
First rinse all the daals well and soak them together in a bowl for 4 hours.

After the daals are well soaked , rinse them one more time and place them a little at a time in the mixie jar and grind with some black pepper and salt.Black pepper adds a disitnct and unique flavor to the dosa.

While the daal is grinding , take 2 cups of oat meal and soak it in water for 5 minutes.

With last batch of daal add the oatmeal and rest of the pepper ,salt and asafoetida and grind it to a smooth paste.Now the oats-legumes batter is all ready for us to prepare the dosa.

Place a dosa pan or tawa on the stove on medium-high heat .Once the tawa is hot place 2ladles of batter on the tawa and spread it to make the dosa.(Do not add any oil to the dosa).

Once the dosa is done on one side flip it to the other side and when it is done serve with any chutney,powder or sambar or vegetable curry of your choice.

I served it to my kids with little Butter, Dalia Chutney.My kids loved it .You can also serve it with plain yougrt too .Me and my husband enjoyed the dosa the same way without butter.

If possible try it at home and let me know how you like it.

Note :
1)I did not use any rice in this dosa.

2)Adding asafoetida and black pepper helps with the digestion as daals are heavy food.

3)You can adjust the amount of daals according to your family's taste.You can omit some if you don't want.

4)This makes a great breakfast and also good to supplement for an evening dinner.

5)All the daals and oats provide us with rich nutrition.Instead of making the kids eat daal and oats separately making a dosa of this form gives them complete nutrition.

Observation :
This is the first time I made this dosa and our entire family enjoyed it.After I made it the other day some batter was left-over and I kept it in the fridge.After one day when I tried making the dosa,to my surprise the dosa has become more softer and felt just like regular urad dosa.I felt that letting the batter stay for one night in the fridge so that it ferments a little and then making dosa next day makes this dosa more soft and easily digestable.

I am sending this Oats and Legumes/Daals Dosa/Crepe(Oil Free Adai) to JIHVA-Breakfast event being guest hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter which was originally founded by Indira of Mahanandi.


  1. I really love your idea of healthy dosas.

  2. Kiran, I will surely try it as I love making just "moong dal" dosa and I am sure this will be even yummier and of course no doubt healthier. Please do post Dalia chutney or if you have already posted, let me know, I will try to find it :)

    Please do visit my new blog as well: http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/

  3. Hi Priya,

    Thank you for visiting my blog.I will surely post the recipe for Dalia Chutney.You might like to try the Quinoa-Moong Daal Dosa too.Will surely visit your blog.Keep visiting my blog.


  4. Such a lovely and healthy dosa, love your step by step method....

  5. Very healthy dosa..looks crispy..

  6. Thank you Treat and Trick.If possible try it sometime.

  7. Thank you Nithu.Try this dosa sometime.

  8. Such a healthy and delicious adais...it looks so crispy...I am definitely going to try this :)

  9. Thank you Gita.Try it and let me know how you like it.

  10. wow have to give this a try 'cause its oil free :) adding oatmeal sounds really healthy!!

  11. Very nice combo of dals and oats. Question I have is can I use rolled oats instead of oatmeal ?

  12. Anonymous ,you can use rolled oats too ,soak them for a little longer.

  13. Loved the combination of dals and oats. Good one. Will keep this in mind when I soak for dosa next time.


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