Quinoa Dosa

Yields: 12 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 16 Hr 40 Mins Cook Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 16 Hr 45 Mins
Idli and dosas are the staple food for every south- Indian. These are so noble that they can be served from little children to the age-old. While rice + lentil are the key ingredients of them, it is also to be taken into account the carbos from rice. Over a year, I have been experimenting with whole grains in making idlis and dosa. One such is this Quinoa dosa which is a success at the first attempt.
Quinoa is a fiber-rich whole-grain variety that is predominantly available in the market these days. They are available in white, red, and black colors or as a rainbow blend with all of them in the same pack. Each of these has a unique texture after cooked. While white-colored quinoa is soft, the red and black quinoa gives a nutty texture. In this recipe, I have used an Organic version of rainbow blend Quinoa. These dosas are rich in fiber and I have made them three times so far. Do try this dosa and have a guilt-free meal.


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  • In a wide bowl take one cup of quinoa and idli rice each. Soak them together overnight or for 6 hours. In another bowl, soak Urad dal along with fenugreek seeds for 3 hrs.
  • Wash the urad dal and grind them to a smooth consistency using a mixer or a wet grinder. Follow the same step for rice + quinoa.
  • Mix these two batters together along with salt and allow it to ferment for 8 hours.
  • After eight hours, they would have fermented. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of batter in the center and spread in a circular motion.
  • Drizzle oil and flip over the other side. It takes about 2-3 mins to cook each dosa. Serve with any chutney of your choice.


  • I used a rainbow blend of Quinoa. You can use any colored Quinoa based on your availability. They all take the same time to ferment.
  • If you do not want to add idli rice, you can replace it with brown rice too.

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    The Quinoa measurement seems to be zero irrespective of how much I adjust the servings, can you please provide me a measure. I could not find youtube video for this recipe, if you can provide the youtube video link, that would be very helpful

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