I have been trying to add lentils to my toddler’s diet just the way she likes, the dosa way! So after regular Mixed Dal dosas which had rice in it, I wanted to try a similar dosa with a combination of lentils but wanted to avoid rice. My husband gave me this amazing idea of using oats instead and I must say, it was a brain wave!
My toddler loved it a lot and you could never say it has oats in it. I am so happy to have found yet another healthy dosa recipe to be added to our breakfast menu. Rich in proteins and filled with goodness from oats, this is really a guilt free indulgence for those who want to reduce carbs in their diet.
I also loved how soft they came out. My toddler loves soft dosas more than crisp ones and she really loved this dosa. Also they are the only way I can include mixed lentils in my husband’s diet as he hates dal the dal fry or khichdi way. Over all when the family loves what you cook, it is a win-win situation and if what you cook is a healthy dish, then it is a super win. What say? Do try this dosa. Happy and healthy cooking!
Health Benefits of Oats: Increases appetite control hormones, reduces asthma risk in children, improves immune system defenses, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes,lowers bad cholesterol,controls blood pressure and lowers the risk of obesity.
Health Benefits of Lentils: Lowers Cholesterol, Good for heart health and digestive health,Stabilizes blood sugar,Increases energy and good source of protein.
Ingredients: ( For approx 12 dosas)
- 1 Cup Instant Oats/ Quick cooking Oats
- 1/4 Cup Toor dal
- 1/4 Cup Moong dal
- 1/4 Cup whole Urad dal (You can use split ones too)
- 1/4 Cup Chana dal
- 1/4 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida
- Salt to taste
Step by Step recipe:
- Wash well and soak all the lentils together for about 4 to 5 hours.
- Drain the water and grind along with oats and little water to a smooth paste.
- Add hing and salt. Mix well with hands.
- Keep covered for fermentation overnight or for 6 to 8 hours. Do not keep longer than that as it can make the batter turn sour.
- While making dosas, mix the batter well with a ladle. Heat the dosa griddle or frying pan.
- Take a ladle full of dosa batter and pour over the pan. Using the back of the ladle, spread the dosa in clockwise direction.
- Cover and cook for a minute till the top surface cooks well.
- Remove, fold and serve with chutney or sambar.
I have served with this with Pudina Lehsun chutney.
- You can use the lentils you have. Just use 1 Cup of mixed lentils and 1 Cup Oats.
- Do not keep the dosa batter for more than 8 hours as it can make the batter sour.
- Store the leftover batter in the refrigerator.
- No need to powder the oats. Just add to the mixer as it is with the lentils.