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Aug 30, 2009

Quinoa Dosa

Quinoa Dosa

Quinoa is a grain that has little crunchy texture. It gives a nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa belongs to spinach family. It is rich in proteins and fiber. Though Quinoa is not a very common grain in many kitchens, many are trying to explore this wonder grain due its health benefits.

Quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus; this "grain" may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Source: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=142
I made Dosas with Quinoa and they tasted sooo delicious!! This is an instant dosa and doesn't need any fermentation. And these are very easy and quick to make. 

  • 2 cups Organic Quinoa
  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • Salt
  • Oil
  1. Wash Quinoa well. Then mix all the ingredients except oil into a batter using water as required. It should of dropping consistency and it should be considerably thin.
  2. Heat a pan and pour a ladleful of batter and make a circle. 
  3. But don’t spread it like most dosas. Start pouring the batter around the edge of the pan thus making a big hollow circle. Quickly fill in the circle with more batter. 
  4. Pour little oil around the dosa and allow it to cook for some time.
  5. Then flip it over and allow it to cook on the other side too. Pour little oil around the dosa if needed. Transfer the dosa to a serving plate.
  6. Repeat the same process with remaining batter. 
  7. Enjoy these healthy and yummy dosas with desired chutney.
  8. Yummy!!

Quinoa Dosa

This is my contribution to "WYF: Breakfast event, hosted by EasyCrafts.


Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Such a nutritious and healthy dosa..Send me that plate, will deifinitely finish now..

Unknown said... [Reply]

i love instant dosa...quinoa is a good healthy addition..

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

woow..quick and healthy dosa and it looks tempting too :)

Hari Chandana P said... [Reply]

looks tasty and healthy.. lovely presentation.. Color chala baga vachhindi.. :)

Jayashree said... [Reply]

nice and healthy....looks just like wheat flour dosa.

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Nice Idea Uma!

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Doloncookbook said... [Reply]

Wow quick , healthy & tasty food ... I can have it anytime with some chutney ...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Quick heatlhy & tasty dosa..what else can you ask for.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

heard of this grain never tried....nice one

Vrinda said... [Reply]

Quinoa grain is new to me,dosa looks perfect and yumm...

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Very healthy dosas Uma...looks crispy and delicious too...I love these types of no grind batters :)

Parita said... [Reply]

Healthy dosa there, loved the chutney :)

ST said... [Reply]

quinoa dosa looks delectable...

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

I have never used Quinoa,I make oats dosa. This seems new, will surely try this.

s said... [Reply]

YUMMY!! i want one NOW!!!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

WOW delicious dosa :))

vidhas said... [Reply]

Delicious and yummy dosa.

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

very nutritious dosa variety

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Yummy healthy dosa dear!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

a very innovative, instant & healthier version of dosa. Thanks for sharing Uma.

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Nice click..looks too gud

Nanditha Prabhu said... [Reply]

never tried quinoa in cooking ... your dosa looks like wheat dosa.. ...nice presentation!

Shri said... [Reply]

Healthy dosa and it looks real yummy!I never tried Quinoa..May be its time I did!

Unknown said... [Reply]

wahhh uma what a healthy dosa looks so tempting. But i never use quinoa before have heard lot about it nice info. will sure try this time.

Pavithra Elangovan said... [Reply]

Wow thats really healthy dosa.. usually i will do soup, and upma sure will try this too.. thanks for sharing

Sree vidya said... [Reply]

Thanks Uma for visiting my blog and leaving your comments.
Your dosa looks awesome and the photo looks so real. I tried grabbing some dosas.

Indhu said... [Reply]

yummy and healthy... love this recipe :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow uma...I would never have thought of making dosa's out of quinoa...they look really good!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Healthy and delicious dosai. looks too delicious with the chutney!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This looks like a great healthy recipe. I am wondering if quinoa needs to be cooked?


Uma said... [Reply]


Welcome to my blog! No, we don't have to cook quinoa. Just add it with rest of the flours to make a batter. Hope it cleared your doubt!

EC said... [Reply]

This is so healthy..thanks a lot for participating

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

Thanks for the clarification. Will definitely try out your recipe.


Sum Raj said... [Reply]

its new to me uma..looks tempting..

Urmi said... [Reply]

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. Quinoa dosa looks yummy and delicious. I love dosa very much and I will definitely try your recipe.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma dear.. do check my blog for ur award!

Laura de Argentina said... [Reply]

great recipe! i have been trying to make dosas for a long time but since im from Argentina (south america) it was nearly to impossible to find appropriate lentils.
But quinoa is a regional plant and its really easy and cheap to buy.

Unknown said... [Reply]

where can we get the grain quinoa?do you know the other name of this grain

Uma said... [Reply]


I bought quinoa in Costco. I think it can be found in many grocery stores too!! I don't know any other name of this grain, Sorry!!

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