Archive for November 28th, 2008

Healthy Red Dosa

There are several kinds of dosas, and several recipes for each one of them. I wanted to make a healthier version of Adai dosa, and came up with this one when I was doing the south beach diet in 2002. I have prepared this several times and it comes out perfect each and every time. And since this is the healthy version, I don’t feel gulity making them for my family. It is also filled with proteins. To top it all, it has ingredients which can be eaten by strict madhwas as well( no onion).

If you want to know why brown rice is more beneficial and healthier than white rice, read the following link:



  1. 2 cups brown rice
  2. 1 cup channa dal or kadale bele
  3. 1 cup urad dal or uddina bele
  4. 1/2 cup moong dal or hesaru bele
  5. 1 tsp methi seeds or menthya
  6. 8 red chillies
  7. salt to taste


  • Soak rice, dals and methis seeds in water for around 5-6 hours.
  • Next, grind all of them into a smooth paste. Also, add red chillies while grinding.
  • Let the dosa batter ferment overnight.
  • I usually keep the batter in the microwave and they ferment very well.
  • Make dosas the next day.
  • Since the dosa is spicy because of the red chillies, I usually don’t prepare any chatni.


P.S: I usually prepare dosa with brown rice, if you don’t want to or don’t have brown rice, you can use normal white rice also.

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