Instant Masoor Dal- Red Lentil Oats Dosa | No Soaking & Fermentation Required- Healthy Indian Recipe

Healthy protein rich & delicious dosa…

Dosa is a traditional South Indian crepe made from fermented rice-lentil batter. There are many variations of dosa batter, can be made with just lentils, without rice, mixed lentils & rice, and so on.

Masoor dal or red lentil is a very common lentil used in Indian cooking & it’s a creamy & delicious lentil.

For making the dosa the traditional way involves soaking the rice & lentils & then fermenting the batter. We’ve to plan this & can be time-consuming

The other day I made instant dosa with masoor dal & oats. No soaking & fermentation are required for making this dosa. Totally my kind of recipe. The dosa tasted delicious as well.

Masoor dal & oats dosa c ombines the goodness of masoor dal with the light and crispy texture of dosa.

I enjoyed this dosa with sambar & chutney.


Instant Masoor Dal- Red Lentil Oats Dosa | No Soaking & Fermentation Required- Healthy Indian Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • Masoor dal or red lentil- 1 cup
  • Instant Oats- ½ cup
  • Green chili- 1 or 2
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 stalk (or add 2 tbsp minced onion)
  • Ginger- 1-inch slice
  • Fresh cilantro- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Water- 1½ cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  1. Take the masoor dal or red lentil in a strainer & rinse under running water till the water turns clear.
  2. Don't have to soak the lentil.
  3. Add the rinsed masoor dal to a blender jar along with all the other mentioned ingredients.
  4. I've added instant oats, you can also add rolled oats.
  5. Grind to a smooth batter.
  6. Pour the batter into a large bowl.
  7. The batter consistency was perfect, has to be slightly thick don't make it watery.
  8. Place a tawa for making dosa over medium-high heat. Let turn hot.
  9. Grease with oil.
  10. Pour 1 large spoonful of the batter onto the pan, spread it into a thin round shape using the back of the spoon.
  11. Drizzle 1 to 2 tsp ghee.
  12. Let cook for a couple of minutes, gently flip it over & let the other side cook well.
  13. Transfer to a plate.
  14. You'll be able to make 6 dosas.
  15. This dosa can be served with sambar or just chutney, tastes delicious filling & it's healthy, Enjoy!


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