Diabetes Health

Amaranth Flour Dosa

This dosa with its mix of flours is healthier than ordinary dosas, which are made predominantly of rice. The most unusual ingredient is amaranth, also known as rajgira. This dosa with a few spices added to it, can be served with any chutney of your choice for breakfast or a substantial snack.

Preparation Time: 4 hours

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Serving: Makes 10 dosas


  • 200 g amaranth flour
  • 50 g rice flour
  • 50 g split black gram (Urad dal) flour
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 310 g natural low-fat yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Spray oil for greasing


  1. Mix the flours together in a bowl. Grind the chillies, coriander and fenugreek seeds to a paste. Mix the yogurt with 250 ml water.
  2. Combine the spice paste and flour mixture. Add the salt, followed by the yogurt-water mixture. Mix to a batter of pouring consistency. Let it rest for 3-4 hours.
  3. When you are ready to make the dosas, heat a non-stick dosa tawa and spray oil to grease it lightly. Sprinkle on some water and then wipe the tawa clean with a muslin cloth. This is to prepare the tawa as well as grease it lightly.
  4. Give the batter a stir and pour a ladleful on to the tawa, making sure that it spreads in a thin even layer. Cook until crisp and light brown. Make the rest of the dosas in the same way.

Nutritive value per dosa:

Energy: 90 kcal

Proteins: 3.42 g

Fat: 3.7 g

Carbohydrates: 11.6 g

Fibre: 1 g

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