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Which Idlis and Dosas are heathy recipes


Last Updated : Aug 03,2019



कौन कौन से इडली और दोसे पौष्टिक ब्रेकफास्ट हैं - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Which Idlis and Dosas are heathy recipes in Hindi)
કયા ઇડલી અને દોસા તંદુરસ્ત નાસ્તો છે - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Which Idlis and Dosas are heathy recipes in Gujarati)

Which Idlis and Dosas are heathy? 

healthy idli recipes. healthy dosa recipes. the prefect breakfast snack.  Evergreen South Indian delicacies like idlis, dosas and appams are now popular all over the world! And with good reasons too - they are healthy, tasty, quick and unbelievably versatile. There is no end to the variants you can prepare, reinforced with varied grains, vegetables, greens, sprouts, and a horde of other healthy ingredients. Moreover, when you have the batter ready on hand, it takes very little time and effort to make these delicious snacks. Indeed, what a delightful and nutritious way to start your day. Just ensure that when making dosas, you use minimal oil, to improve the health factor.

Mysore Barley DosaMysore Barley Dosa

Top 10 healthy Dosa recipes

top 10 healthy dosa recipes. See that at number 9 is brown rice dosa. But the big surprise is the most popular dosa in India, called dosa or sada dosa is at number 10. While sada dosa is healthy, it has rice in it and hence it stays at the bottom of the pile. What we want to show you is to use healthy ingredients like buckwheat, dals, oats, ragi, barley and quinoa in your daily cooking as they are superior food quality to rice. Read below to understand why. 

top 10 healthy dosa recipes below.

 
Quinoa DosaQuinoa Dosa

Top 6 healthy idli recipes

top 6 healthy idli recipes. But the big surprise is the most popular idli in India, called idli or plain idli is at number 6 or last. While idli is healthy, it has rice in it and hence it stays at the bottom of the pile. What we want to show you is to use healthy ingredients like buckwheat, dals, oats, ragi, barley and quinoa in your daily cooking as they are superior food quality to rice. Read below to understand why. 

top 6 healthy idli recipes below.

Buckwheat used in healthy idlis and healthy dosas

See why buckwheat? are perfect for healthy idlis and healthy dosas. Buckwheat is a very good source of Iron and good to prevent anaemia. Rich in folate and good food for pregnant women. Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. Buckwheat is a rich plant based source of protein and excellent option for Vegetarians. If your vegetarian, this is the perfect source of protein and this buckwheat dosa is cooked every week in my house and way healthier than the classic dosa recipe and read why is dosa healthy to understand the subtle difference between usage of rice and dropping it. 

Buckwheat DosaBuckwheat Dosa

Oats used in healthy idlis and healthy dosas

See why oats are perfect for healthy idlis and healthy dosas.  Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre, which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Enjoy our gluten free fibre rich oats dosa recipe. A good variation to this is the oats mutter dosa recipe. NOTE that oats idli is way superior to our traditonal idli recipe  as you need to read is idli healthy to understand the subtle difference between usage of rice and dropping it. 

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

The oats idli recipe is made with a bit of urad dal and ZERO rice. 

Nachni, Ragi used in healthy idlis and healthy dosas

See why ragi, nachni are perfect for healthy idlis and healthy dosas. Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. Nachni dosa recipe is made with urad dal to make it a very healthy breakfast recipe. An even healthier option is to use whole nachni and soak it to make ragi dosa with whole nachni recipe

Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole NachniNachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni

Barley used in healthy idlis and healthy dosas

See why barley is perfect for healthy idlis and healthy dosas. Barley is diabetic and pregnancy friendly. A high fiber diet for years has been paired with reduced risk of heart disease. The fiber (2.73 g) from barley helps reduce blood cholesterol levels. Enjoy this mysore barley dosa recipe made with urad dal. There is also the barley idli which uses par boiled rice.

Barley IdliBarley Idli

Yellow moong dal used in healthy idlis and healthy dosas

See why yellow moong dal is perfect for healthy idlis and healthy dosas. The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist. Try our dal and vegetable idli recipe which has also toovar dal, chana dal and lots of methi in it. 

Dal and Vegetable IdliDal and Vegetable Idli

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Healthy Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42521
16 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu
Recipe# 42538
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
15 Jul 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Jowar Palak Appe
Recipe# 42675
15 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Irresistibly tempting, the Jowar Palak Appe is a real treat to the palate, while also being a nourishing snack for your body. Rich in iron , fibre and other nutrients, this appe is quite easy to make and super tast ....
4 Flour Dosa
Recipe# 40159
26 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating! Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
10 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
Multiflour Idli
Recipe# 40994
16 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation. A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calc ....
Idli
Recipe# 1652
10 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the pr ....
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Jowar and Pear Appam Healthy South Indian Snack
Recipe# 41964
03 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The all-time favourite South Indian snack appam features here with a healthy twist, Jowar and Pear Appam recipe. We have combined two wholesome flours with grated pear to make a naturally-sweet batter. Laced with ca ....
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35079
17 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
Egg Dosa, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42332
01 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat breakfast dish that will sweep you all off your feet! Spread dosa batter on the griddle, break and egg over it, sprinkle a little coconut and cook, to get a healthy and filling breakfast. The Egg Dosa is not only healthy but extremely tasty, with the creaminess of egg and the crunch ....
Brown Rice Dosa, Healthy Dosa Recipe
Recipe# 42105
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Brown Rice Dosa is a delightfully crispy, golden brown dosa that tastes awesome! On the other hand, it is amazingly healthy as we have used a combination of unpolished brown rice and two dals to make this dosa. Make sure you use unpolished rice and not the regular Basmati; otherwise you will los ....
Brown Rice Neer Dosa, Without Fermentation
Recipe# 42109
07 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Neer Dosa is a special, indigenous recipe from Karnataka, which has a wonderful taste and unique texture despite being made of a plain rice batter! Yes, it might be hard to believe but the batter for these soft, thin, homely pancakes is made of just rice and salt. This gives the Neer Dosa a very ....
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
21 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2933
16 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your fir ....
Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa
Recipe# 4666
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you love tacos, wraps and just veggie-loaded snacks, you will love this stuffed dosa too! The Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa is a filling breakfast that provides a good wallop of protein (for healthy cells), calcium (for healthy bones) and iron (for haemoglobin). It is also an innovative and tasty wa ....
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
16 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
An innovative dosa of whole wheat flour and urad flour fortified with spinach purée offers you a great way to top up on iron. When you are pregnant, everybody keeps telling you to have more greens, especially spinach, which is a storehouse of iron. Spinach is also rich in vitamin A and folic acid, b ....
Stuffed Wheat Dosa ( Weight Loss During Pregnancy )
Recipe# 32970
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This unique wheat dosa is enriched with urad dal, rice flour and chana dal. Tempered with simple spices, the flavourful low-fat paneer and green peas stuffing provides essential protein without the excess calories and fat.
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The batter to make this nutritious and tasty Nachni Dosa is easier to make than regular dosas because we have used nachni flour. So, you just need to grind the urad dal. Allow the batter to ferment well, so you get really crisp dosas. Serve it hot with chutney and sambhar for a satiating break ....
Wheat Dosa, Godhuma Dosa Recipe
Recipe# 22272
26 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
These deliciously soft dosas made with whole wheat flour and urad dal flour are also convenient to make because the batter does not require a long fermentation. Just mix the ingredients, temper it traditionally, let it rest for half an hour, and you are ready to cook the dosas. Since the Wheat ....
Nutritious Idlis
Recipe# 4229
11 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A variant of the popular South Indian idli, which is a perfect example of a complete protein combination, with the right proportions of cereal (rice) and pulse (moong dal). While idlis are traditionally prepared with urad, this Nutritious Idli is prepa ....
Ragi and Coriander Uttapa
Recipe# 4823
20 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium and protein rich ragi along with vitamin and iron rich coriander combine tastefully in this healthy snack. While coriander itself has an irresistible flavour and aroma, this is further enhanced by the addition of chillies, onions, tangy curds and a traditional tempering too. These no-fuss, ....
Rice Appe
Recipe# 1679
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A well-proportioned batter of raw rice and urad dal is fermented, tempered and cooked in an appe mould, to get dainty, fluffy and flavour-packed Rice Appe. Easy to make, but a bit more exotic than idlis and dosas, the Rice Appe is popular in South India as an evening snack, served with sambhar ....
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