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Crispy Moong Bean- Urad Dal Dosa, Diabetic Friendly Recipe

When it comes to healthy eating, especially for diabetics, finding recipes that are both nutritious and delicious can be a challenge. Enter the Moong Bean-Urad Dal Dosa—a two-ingredient wonder that’s not only easy to make but also incredibly good for you.

This dosa is a fantastic alternative to the traditional rice and urad dal dosa, offering a lower glycemic index and higher protein content, making it perfect for those managing diabetes.

Why This Recipe is Diabetic-Friendly

  • Low Glycemic Index: Both moong bean and urad dal have a low glycemic index, which means they release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, preventing spikes in blood sugar levels.
  • High Protein: The combination of these two dals provides a substantial amount of protein, which helps in maintaining muscle mass and keeps you full longer.
  • Rich in Fiber: The high fiber content aids in digestion and helps control blood sugar levels.

With just two main ingredients, it’s simple to prepare and offers numerous health benefits. Whether you’re managing diabetes or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional dosas, this recipe is a must-try.

Enjoy the crispy, golden goodness with your favorite chutney or sambar, and relish the fact that you’re indulging in a meal that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds.

Tips for the Perfect Moong Bean -Urad Dal Dosa

  • Consistency is Key: Ensure the batter is smooth and of pouring consistency. Too thick, and the dosa will be dense; too thin, and it will not hold together.
  • Fermentation: While fermentation is optional, it’s highly recommended as it improves the taste and digestibility of the dosa.
  • Cooking Surface: Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or a good quality non-stick pan to prevent the dosa from sticking.

Nutritional Benefits

  • Moong Bean: Rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Urad Dal: A great source of protein and dietary fiber, urad dal is beneficial for heart health and aids in digestion.


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Crispy Moong Bean- Urad Dal Dosa, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 16 Dosas
  • Whole Moong bean- 2 cups
  • Urad Dal- 1 cup (black gram without the skin)
  • Water- enough to make a smooth batter
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  1. This recipe will yield around 16 large dosas, for making 8 dosas- half the recipe: 1 cup moong bean & ½ cup urad dal.
  1. Rinse 2 cups of whole moong bean and 1 cup of urad dal thoroughly in water.
  2. Soak them together in enough water for about 4 hours or overnight. This helps in softening the dals, making them easier to blend.
  1. Drain the soaked dals and transfer them to a blender.
  2. Add a little water gradually and blend to a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to that of traditional dosa batter, neither too thick nor too runny.
Fermentation (Optional but recommended):
  1. Pour the batter into a large bowl, cover it, and let it ferment in a warm place for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Fermentation enhances the flavor and nutritional value of the dosa.
  3. If you live in a warm tropical place, fermentation will happen faster, only requires 2 hours of fermentation.
  1. Once fermented, give the batter a good stir. If it's too thick, add a little water to adjust the consistency.
  2. Add 1 tsp salt, combine well.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan or a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Pour a ladleful of batter onto the center of the pan and spread it out in a circular motion to form a thin dosa.
  5. Drizzle a few drops of ghee around the edges and cook until the dosa turns golden brown and crispy.
  6. Flip and cook the other side for a minute.
  7. The dosa will turn super crispy.
  1. Serve hot with a side of coconut chutney or sambar. For a diabetic-friendly meal, pair it with a vegetable-based side dish.
  2. Absolutely delicious, healthy & comforting meal for breakfast.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...