Wheat Flour Urad dal Dosa | Vegan Whole Wheat and Lentil Crepe | 101 Dosa Varieties

>>  Sunday, March 18, 2012

One of the many reasons why I wanted to start a new blog was blogging about health related topics. Especially Diabetes and Diet are couple of topics that I have been very much interested about.  My father, being a doctor, is very much interested in bringing awareness to Diabetes and its control. Even before he joined his current organisation, M.V Diabetes, he had authored articles on the subject, hoping to bring awareness to the layman on the importance of diet and control towards diabetes. 

Having a family history it's important for me to take precautions and measurement to be conscious. Diabetic diet is the best diet for anybody who, not only want to loose weight, but also want to maintain a healthy life style. Ever since I started a series on posting on Diabetic diet, I have been on the on look for such recipes that I can make for Athamma. One such easy to make and instant crepes has always been the wheat dosa. So when I came across another version of dosa that's made with ground urad dal batter, I knew it's even more healthy. Black Gram Dal/ Urad Dal is so healthy and essential for regular consumption. 
With this recipe I have almost meet the requirement for couple of other themes listed out for this BM. Vegan Dishes and Whole Grain themes.

Coming back to the recipe, the Urad dal is soaked and ground in the same consistency as you do for Idlis, then mixed with Wheat flour and fermented overnight. If you wanted the crepe to be crisp, then you should refrigerate immediately after grinding. Else if you ferment you will end up having soft dosas, which I surely won't mind too! I eat these for breakfast and also for lunch along with Sambar. I had a great feeling as I was feeling so light yet filled.

Wheat Flour Urad dal dosa 

Ingredients Needed:

Whole wheat atta / Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Black Gram Dal / Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil few drops

How to make the Dosa:

Best way to prepare this is when you grind your idli batter. Even otherwise soak the urad dal as you would for Idli for about 4 hrs. Grind in a grinder/mixer with just enough water.

Mix the wheat flour in 1 cup of water and add to the urad dal. Run it for couple of times for getting a mixed batter. Add salt and mix well.

As I said if you want it fermented, keep it at normal temperature. Else refrigerate. Fermented batter tends to become soft.


Easy way to make this dosa will be when you are making Idlis, other ingredients that you can consider adding can be soya/ maize/bajra/ragi flour.
You can even add grated cabbage, carrot, pudina, coriander, chillies, onions on the dosas. Everything will turn out great.

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sangee vijay March 18, 2012 at 4:27 AM  

My Family history n GD makes me to take much precautions and forced me to follow all healthy n diabetic life style...Now i feel the difference n happy about my healthy eating...your wheat dosa with urad dal is new to me...from next time will try this way...thanks for sharing!!
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Kanan March 18, 2012 at 6:37 AM  

Dosa looks perfect. I am enjoying blogging marathon. Because of this I get to know different recipes and get connected with many new blogs. Thank you

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi March 18, 2012 at 7:25 AM  

Good one. I bet this is a very filling dosa and I like the crispy dosas better :)

Jayanthi March 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM  

I'm a health food junkie. I don't eat white rice at home and have always preferred whole grains. This recipe will add a good variation to my meals. Thanks Srivalli, the dosa looks delicious.

vidhas March 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

Wheat dosa ia my favourite. good combo.

Hari Chandana March 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM  

Nice and healthy combination.. yummy !!
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Aarthi March 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM  

nice dosa..healthy one too

Archana March 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM  

With my FIL being diabetic this is great for me. Thanks.

Rasi March 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

Dono when i will make the lifestyle change..but have heard about the goodness of this.. I will incorporate it in diet now.. I have a history of family diabetes and this is a helpful one..Its looks good & if its soft..cant ask more :)

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vaishali sabnani March 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM  

I was only familiar with a few the idea of wheat flour in dosa...a crunchier one for me too..:)

Shobha March 18, 2012 at 4:11 PM  

Very innovative !
who wouldn't love such healthy dosas.

veena krishnakumar March 18, 2012 at 6:29 PM  

Valli I make this with whole wheat grain.My mom being a high diabetic , itry to make this regularly I love the colour of the dosa.Looks great

Preeti Garg March 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM  

recipe loook so healthy and yuummmm too

PriyaVaasu March 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM  

When i read wheat dosa, i thought it to be the regular kothumai dosa we make!! this is very new to me. Dosa looks yummy!!!

Rajani March 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM  

The worst thing that can happen to me is to get diabetics, cause, not only me, but my entire family LOVES sweets and we cannot even imagine not being able to eat sweets! Luckily no family history so far and hope it stays that way.

The dosas look very nice and the sambar is so colorful :)

The Pumpkin Farm March 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM  

I am new to wheat flour dosas, but i defnitely want to try it...if u know my passion for pan cakes :)

Jayasri Ravi March 19, 2012 at 5:42 AM  

Nice Dosa, looks so yummy...,

Degchi March 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

This a health post.I am going to pass this recipe to my mom so that she can make dosa for my grandma who is diabetic patient. Thanks valli.

Kalyani March 19, 2012 at 9:54 AM  

nice and healthy Valli ! I liked the idea of addition of veggies to the batter!

PJ March 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

Though I have been preparing dosas for BM I still can't have enough of it :). Loved this version of dosa and I am sure to try it out sometime soon...

rekhas kitchen March 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM  

I mix a tab sp of rice flour to wheat dosa batter will try wit urad next time urad dal is better option always..

Nupur March 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

Nice Dosa Idea Valli.. what if we increase the urad dal in this a little bit ??

Suma Gandlur March 21, 2012 at 8:58 AM  

This also sounds interesting. never tried adding urad to wheat flour dosas.

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