Quinoa – Green gram dosai / Pesarattu

We are using Quinoa for the past three years. I justused to cook it along with rice. (If I am planning to cook, 2 cups of rice, I would add 1.5 cups of rice and 1/2 Quinoa). It has become very popular here in US. They are different type of Quinoa, but so far I have used only the regular white one. Then I started experimenting Quinoa by adding it in salads and in some other rice recipes. Even they they were a hit, but nothing got hit like this one pesarattu or dosa..

I got this recipe from my colleague. Quinoa and green gram, what a combo?? A healthy and a yummy tiffin with high protein and low carbs.



  • Quinoa(white) – 1cup
  • Green Gram dhal (patchai payaru, green moong dhal) – 1 cup
  • Green chilly – 1
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Chopped onion – 1/4 cup (Optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil for preparing dosa.


  • Soak quinoa and green gram dhal for 4 hours
  •  Wash them well and grind it along with green chilly and ginger.
  • Add salt and let it sit for 3-4 hours. It doesnt need to ferment like regular idly dosa batter. (But at times I have let it ferment overnight too)


  • Before making dosas, add the chopped onion to the batter.
  • Make dosa in the regular way.
    • Heat the skillet or tawa.
    • Once the skillet is hot, spread a ladle full of batter and spread it evenly.
    • Apply oil around the corners.
    • Let it cook for about a minute.
    • Now flip the dosa and let it cook for about 30 to 40 secs.  


Yummy and healthy dosa ready. Serve it with chutney/sambhar or milagai podi.

Cross posted at IMC

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