As health-centric consumers, we are concerned about everything from food ingredients, genetically modified food and organic foods than previous generation. We are willing to spend more money on healthier products. One among them is Quinoa, a grain crop that has become a very popular “super food“.
Like many other mothers with picky eating kids or husbands, even I am in constant search of tasty recipes with healthy ingredients. Quinoa dosa is one such recipe that I came across and wanted to give a shot.
Before writing this blog I was only aware that Quinoa is incredibly nutritious. But after doing a little research I found out some interesting health benefits which compelled me to include it in our diet.
Quinoa Health Benefits:
- High in carbohydrates! That right!! Then one would wonder how can we incorporate into a diabetic diet? The answer to this is that they have a low glycemic index ( measure of how quickly foods rise blood sugar levels ). However, it is not a good choice for low carb-diet, at least not in large amounts.
- Contains large amount of flavonoids
- High in fiber
- Naturally gluten-free
- High in proteins and contains all the essential amino acids.
- High in minerals especially Magnesium that most people don’t get enough.
- Loaded with antioxidants
Bottom Line: All these properties of Quinoa are linked to weight loss and improved metabolic health.
Now let’s get started with the recipe!
- Quinoa ( white, red or sprouted) – 2 cups
- Brown rice – 1/2 cup
- Whole urad dal (black gram) without skin – 1/2 cup
- Chana dal (bengal gram) – 2 tbsp
- Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
- Wash quinoa, brown rice, urad dal and chana dal well in a strainer.
- Soak them all along with the fenugreek seeds in a large bowl adding enough water for 4-6 hours.
- Drain the excess water and start to grind the ingredients in your blender.
- Add water while you are grinding. Add little by little as per requirement, say 1/4 cup at a time. You may not need more than 2 cups.
- Transfer the batter into a large bowl, add salt as per needed and mix well. Now let the batter ferment overnight. Make sure there is enough room for the batter to rise while fermenting.
Frothy dosa batter is ready for your breakfast! Healthy, Delicious, No compromise 🙂