Navaratna Onion Uttappam | Multi Grain Crepe with Onions ~ 101 Dosa Varieties | Diabetes Diet Food | Step By Step Recipe

I was thinking I should make it a habit to post Diabetes Diet regularly yet I go back not doing it. Still Athamma makes sure she plans for something herself. One of the main course we think about is breakfast as I always feel that is one meal that really boasts us through the day.

We tried out this tasty dosa with Navaratna meaning 9 different grains, though some were not in grain form. Being a Diabetes diet, it ought to cater lot more with the fiber, protein and other essential minerals plus have a low glycemic index. You can check the Glycemic Index of Different Foods that normally are used in our dishes.

For another version of dosas with multi lentils, check out Kadambam Dosa

Today is the last day for the Blogging Marathon Group 2, it was fun having so many bloggers joining me in this run.




Soak all the grains for nearly 12 hours.


Grind to a smooth paste and let it rest for 30 mins before making the dosa.

Heat a tawa and spread out as you regularly do for dosa

Top the Uttappam with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves

Once it gets cooked, flip over the other side, simmer till the onions are browned.

Navaratna Onion Uttappam.

Ingredients Needed

Soaking Time : 12+ hrs
Fermentation time : 30 mins
Preparation time for each : 5 mins

Chickpea / Kabuli Channa - 50 gms
Raw Peanut / Ground nuts - 50 gms
Urad dal - 50 gms
Dried Soya beans - 50 gms
Black eyed beans - 50 gms
Black Chickpea / Black Channa - 50 gms
Whole Moong Dal / Pesulu - 50 gms
Bansi Rava - 50 gms
Rice / Rice flour- 50 gms

Green chilis - 2 long
Ginger - 2"

For topping
Onions, finely chopped - 1 medium
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Method to prepare:

Wash and soak all grains together for over 12 hrs. Change the water if required in between. Grind to a smooth batter along with green chillies, ginger.

Allow it to rest for 30 mins.

Note: The amount of rice used is not more than what is prescribed for a diabetic. But if you want to avoid it completely, you can do so. The dosas/uttappams will turn out still soft and not very crispy. If you want to serve others at home a crispy one, add Rice flour instead of whole grains once you have the ground batter.

Heat a tawa, grease well and spread out the uttappam as you would regularly do. Top it with onions, cumin seeds and coriander leaves. Cook for couple of mins, then flip over the other side.

simmer to low and continue cooking till the onions are browned.

Serve with chutney of choice.


This is joining Supriya who is having a month long celebration of Dosa.


Group 2
30 Minutes Meals:Priya Mahadavan, Pavani,
Seven Days of Salad: lla, Divya Vikram,
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur, Harini,  
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika
Seven Days of Rice: Veena Krishnakumar, Priya Vaasu, Padma Rekha,

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