Wheat-lentil dosa

No matter how many different varieties of dosas I make, I am always open for new recipes. I feel they are great for breakfast as the main work – making batter, is done in advance. This is a healthy version with whole wheat. I have become a big fan of these dosas now. These are very crispy and tasty because of all different dals.

1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup urad dal
1/2 cup masoor dal
1/2 cup whole wheat
1/2 tea spn fenugreek seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
4 green chillies
1 tea spn sugar

Soak rice, urad dal, masoor dal, whole wheat for 4-5hrs. Grind these along with all other ingredients to a smooth batter. Leave it overnight for fermentation.
Next day make thin dosas and serve hot.

Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 20mins

36 thoughts on “Wheat-lentil dosa”

  1. I agree with you in making dosas for breakfast.. It is such an easy breezy thing to do. There are so many varieties of dosas in your blog. This one is new to me.. Looks delicious.

  2. hi,
    It sounds very healthy… will cracked wheat do instead of whole wheat if yes should the proportion be same as mentioned or different?

    Shilpa: I got it from Indian store. You can use cracked wheat of same amount if you don’t find the whole one.

  3. Hey Shilpa, I was thinking this is something I can eat now, as I am off all white carbs. But then I saw the rice. Now I am wondering if I can use brown rice in Dosa, what do you think? Have you ever tried it?

    Shilpa: Sig, I never used brown rice :(, so no idea. I will use it sometime and let you know.

  4. Very tasty dosa.Photo looks cute and delightful.Normally in dosa batter we tend to add fenugreek seeds for smoothness of dosa.But using completely these seeds sounds amazing.
    Inviting you to partcipate in The bread Mania event.
    Best regards

    Shilpa: Sindhura, as far as I know, fenugreek is added for the added taste and some say it helps in fermentation. Here only 1/2 tea spn of it is added like we do for other dosas.

  5. hi,
    It sounds very healthy… will cracked wheat do instead of whole wheat if yes should the proportion be same as mentioned or different?

    Shilpa: You can use cracked wheat of same amount if you don’t find the whole one.

  6. Shilpa, do you mean the whole grain of wheat? Or the regular atta that we use at home to make roti? Thank you for this unusual recipe.

    Shilpa: Its whole grain of wheat.

  7. Yum 🙂

    But you have mentioned “whole wheat”. You live in US too right? then where do you buy the whole wheat (gehu) from? I have only so far seen broken wheat and wheat flour.


    Shilpa: I got it from Indian store. You can use cracked wheat of same amount if you don’t find the whole one.

  8. Hi Shilpa

    I recently made the rava dosa as shown on vah-re-vah.dot com and have been a fan of this dosa ever since.

    I too am open to various dosa varieties.

    When I read this post initially, I thought we had to use whole wheat flour, but looks like you actually used whole wheat (Gav).

    Where did you find the whole wheat ? I have not seen it here in the markets.

    But the pic looks very tempting and bet it turned out very crisp – just the way I like!!

    Shilpa: Chetna, I used whole wheat (Gav), not the flour. I got it from Indian store. You can use cracked wheat if you don’t find the whole one.

  9. Hi Shilpa,

    Nice to know this recipe. I will try it out with the massor daal. The way I do dosa is:
    1 cup rice soaked overnite
    1 cup udad daal overnite
    1 cup jowar flour
    1 cup raagi flour
    a tsp of methi seeds
    Grind all and ferment it. This is also very nutritious. My mom also adds a cup of whole wheat flour to this.
    The good thing about dosas is we can try a whole variety of ingredients and they taste great whatever combination we do.


  10. At last I got a chance to give the first comment for a post and this is also my first comment.

    Firstly I have tried many of your dishes and they have been super duper hit in my home.

    Secondly, THANKS A LOT for taking so much efforts in sharing the Konkani recipes with clear-cut pictures and detailed description. JK.

  11. I just discovered your blog and its fantastic!
    So many wonderful recipes. I recently tired chaklis from your blog (my first attempt with chaklis) and they turned out wonderful. I’ll surely be trying more recipes from your blog soon!

  12. Dosa with whole wheat sounds really good and healthy..Have made it with the other ingredients, but never tried with whole wheat. Thanx for this recipe Shilpa.

  13. hi Shilpa,
    Instead of masoor dal what are the other dals that can be used?

    Shilpa: Just leave it out and use all other ingredients.

  14. shilpa, we have not used masoor so far what is the substitute

    Shilpa: You can just leave it out and make the batter with other ingredients.

  15. Wow.. this is such a wonderful and nutritious recipe. Even my one year old can eat it. Thanks… I am always looking for recipes for my one year old son and am def. going to try this one for him.


  16. Hey Shilpa,
    I tried your recipe today but with a small change.I used whole wheat flour( the brown colored one) and the dosas were awesome ! I was not sure if my blender would grind the wheat to a fine consistency so used flour.
    Thanks for the innovative idea.

  17. I have tried many varieties of dosa especially with lentils but have never tried with whole wheat in it, sounds very nutritious, will try this one soon 🙂

  18. Shilpa

    I have been a regular visitor of your website but never found the time to post. I love to cook and experiment with different ingredients. I actually make this dosa–my mom and me came u with it for my dad who is diabetic but hated to let go of his morning dosas. In my case, I use dalia instead of whole wheat berries. They turn out wonderful and crispy and brown.

    Thanks for a wonderful blog, I just thought I should register my appreciation instead of always taking off recipes and trying them. I will try to post more often.

    By the way, do you know where we can get whole wheat berries in the US?


    Shilpa: Indian store.

  19. Hi Shilpa

    I found the whole wheat in an Indian grocery store. There were 2 varieties, brown wheat and white wheat (looked like polished wheat). I bought the brown one. Is it OK ?

    Shall try this next weekend..

    Shilpa: Yes Chetana. I think you can use it.

  20. I tried it this morning. I substituted whole wheat with barley and it was absolutely delicious and crispy. I did not want to buy the big packet of whole wheat, also i was not sure if my blender would grind the soaked wheat. Since i had barley i went ahead and substituted it.

  21. Amazing Recipe. Can’t wait to try this one. Has anyone tried using Wheat berries available in most US supermarkets.They are actually Whole wheat grains.

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