Planning a breakfast is easier said than done. Don’t you agree? There are days when you are fully prepared while some days you open the refrigerator door and stare at the fully stocked fridge wondering what to cook.
Healthy meal planning further adds a bit of stress as the family expects you to dish a new breakfast recipe every day. Worry not! Today I blog about Oats Mixed Millet Dosa which is a healthy diabetic breakfast recipe, requires no fermentation, easy, no fuss prep work and is extremely nutritious for the entire family.
Diabetics are encouraged to consume more of oats and millets that add fibre, keep them full and helps in stabilizing their blood sugar levels. Well, breakfast is one meal of the day that has to tick all boxes of health, nutrition and taste.
The Oats Mixed Millet Dosa does that especially if you are the kind of people (like us) who don’t like to consume oats porridge (sweet or savoury) every single day.
We don’t enjoy porridge at home so there are few ways in which I include oats and millets in our daily diet –
- Bind them in whole wheat flours or make Gluten free millet rotis
- Thalipeeth (addition of all gluten free millet)
- Addition of powdered oats and millet flours in Adai, Dosa, Idli, Uttapam batters to make it fibre rich.
Here is what you need for making the Dosa –
- Samai Rice or Samak ke chawal or Little Millet
- Quick Cooking Quaker Oats
- Bajra or Kambu Flour or Pearl Millet
- Sprouted Ragi Flour / Nachni Flour / Finger Millet
- Rice Flour / Arisi Podi
Sprouted Ragi Flour has a lovely earthy aroma. In case you are not able to find it, use normal Ragi Flour.
The Oats Mixed Millet Dosa Recipe is Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Diabetic Friendly, Requires NO Fermentation and needs minimal prep work (soaking of 2 hours and grinding). The dosa batter can be stored in the refrigerator for couple of days too. You can also experiment with a variety of flours as per availability.
For adults you can serve the millets dosa with a side of coconut chutney or Molagapodi (South Indian Dry chutney powder) or a mixed vegetable sambar too. If you plan to serve this as Brunch, I recommend you cook this delicious spicy Chettinad Mixed Vegetable Curry along with the Dosas.
To make this recipe interesting for kids, you can stuff some vegetables or your regular potato masala too.
If you are looking for more such healthy, diabetic friendly breakfast recipes then check out the following recipes on the blog.
- Godhumai Rava Pongal (Lapsi and lentil breakfast)
- Phodnichi Poli (made with leftover whole wheat rotis)
- Green Mung Bean Onion Uttapam (No Rice Uttapam recipe)
- Moong Dal Cheela Pinwheels (no Rice cheela or pancake recipe)
Let us look at the recipe, easy step by step pictures and make a batch of this nutritious, fibre rich Dosa for the entire family.
Recipe for Oats Mixed Millet Dosa with step by step pics
1 cup is 250 ml measurement
Prep Time 15 to 20 mins
Cook Time 30 to 40 mins
Yields 10 to 12 Dosas
- 1 cup Samai Rice / Samak Ke Chawal or Little Millet
- 1/4 cup of Urad Dal
- 1 cup Oats
- 3 tblsp Bajra Flour
- 2 tblsp Rice Flour
- 3 tblsp Sprouted Ragi Flour
- 1/2 cup water to grind the Samai Rice and Oats + 1 cup for adjusting the batter consistency.
- A pinch of hing or asafoetida
- Sesame Oil as required to cook the dosa
- Salt to taste
(1) Soak Samai Rice and Urad dal for 2 hours, drain the water and grind it along with oats and half cup of water.
(2) Now add the batter (samai rice + Urad Dal + Oats) into a wide bowl.
(3) Add the flours – Bajra, Ragi, Rice along with salt and hing.
(4) Mix well and add water to adjust batter consistency.
(5) Rest this batter for 30 minutes and then proceed to make the dosas.
(6) For making the dosa – Heat a griddle, season it with a drop of oil.
(7) Carefully pour a ladle of batter on the griddle and gently spread the batter. Pour oil on all the sides and allow it to cook over medium flame.
(8) Flip the dosas and repeat the process of adding some oil. Serve hot with chutney.
- We use sesame oil or gingelly oil at home. You are however, free to use any variety of oil. Sesame oil has an excellent aroma. Ghee is another good option especially when making for kids.
- Feel free to experiment with flours and millets that are available in your pantry.
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