Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mix Lentil Dosa

Mix Lentil Dosa is a non fermented dosa, as the name suggests its made with a blend of lentils, rice and fenugreek seeds.

Lentils are considered to be a powerhouse of nutrition, they are high in protein, rich in fiber, a good source of minerals and calcium. They have a lot of health benefits too, helps improve digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, good source of energy, and is low in fat hence loved by weight watchers too. 

Here is a simple and easy recipe of the mixed lentil dosa, a healthy breakfast which tastes great too.


Split green moong dal - 1/4th cup
Red Lentil (masoor dal) - 1/4th cup
Skinned black lentil (dhuli urad dal) - 1/4th cup
Bengal gram dal (chana dal) - 1/4th cup
Rice - 1/4th cup
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafetida / Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Whole dry red chili's -3
Ginger - 1 inch -
Oil to roast the dosa


For Dosa

Pick,wash and soak moong dal, urad dal, masoor dal, chana dal, rice and fenugreek seeds for 3-4 hours. 

Drain and grind with ginger and whole red chili's. pour the batter into a mixing bowl and add asafetida and salt, mix well and leave it for 10 minutes.

Heat a tawa or griddle, smear some oil on it and pour a ladle full of dosa batter, using the same ladle, working from the center to the sides in a circular motion, spread the batter to form a round dosa. 

Now flip over, drizzle a little oil and cook till the other side is well done too. 

Enjoy crispy nutritious dosa with chutney of your choice.


This is a fresh batter dosa hence you need not ferment it. The fenugreek seeds add extra flavor as well as help the dosa turn out more crisp and reduces the chances of the dosa sticking to the tawa. 


  1. I can tell that it would taste divine as I have tasted your cooking!!!! great recipes will try some :)

  2. Awesome Preeti. Cant wait to try it :)

  3. Superb Preeti Alam sure will try it for my kids . Thanks

  4. That's a nice mix of dals in the Pesarattu. Look forward to trying it soon. Thank you Preeti for sharing.

    1. Thanks Chitra, its a mix dal version of the Pesarattu :)

  5. Really nice Preeti. Had not heard about this before and always thought dosas need fermenting, which is why I always bought ready to use batter. It's also very nutritious and Little A is going to enjoy this in his tiffin box!

    1. Thanks Tasneem....yes this needs no fermentation and is perfect for Lil one also takes it to school 😊