Recipe for Multi Millet Masala Dosa – Crispy, Golden brown, light and not a grain of rice used in this recipe. Would you believe that a masala dosa can be so good yet so healthy? Try it to believe it. The goodness of millets only makes it guilt-free, indulgent and super flavourful.
Before we begin talking in detail about the multi millet masala dosa, here’s a small story. Three years ago when I had put on weight like a sumo wrestler (ok, sumo wrestler is an an exaggeration!) 😛 But, yeah, when i’d put on weight like crazy, I discovered that millets could make a huge difference. The millet revolution was gaining momentum then and health freaks had started to make a slow transition towards switching to these super grains and completely move away from anything that is white ( Rice, sugar, bread, salt) which is apparently the cause and concern for modern day health ailments that we’re experiencing.
I was really intrigued to switch to this lifestyle and see the results that it might fetch me. Thus began my millet journey. I initially started with foxtail millet because that was a rage then. Would you believe if I told you that it would cost 40 bucks 3 years ago and it costs double the amount now? Such is the demand. I was too apprehensive to see how it’d turn out to be, nevertheless the first dosay I tried with foxtail millet turned out to be a success, equally crispy and golden brown. Was thrilled with the taste.
Slowly, we moved to a no rice idli/dosay regimen where rice eventually was used once in 6 months or when we had guests at home. I was surprised to see the progress in weight loss with minimal exercise and i had lost nearly 7 kgs in 8 months. Yes!
In this recipe I have used foxtail millet (navane in Kannada), Kodo millet (Arka in Kannada), Little Millet (Saame in Kannada) and Proso millet( Baragu in Kannada).
Did you know? Millets were actually a staple in most household especially near the villages about 7-8 decades ago. My grand mom told me that they would cultivate these grains alongside other crops that required very little water and specially during summer. yes, millets require very little water to grow.
- They are great for weight loss
- They are great for diabetes
- They’re rich in fiber and prevents constipation
- They have a very low glycemic index
- They keep the body alkaline
- They’re high in protein and are easily digestible.
So a fortifying breakfast indeed that is rich in proteins and fiber, will keep you feeling full and keep hunger pangs at bay for nearly 4-5 hours which in turn curbs binging on junk.
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Multi Millet Masala Dosa
A fortifying breakfast, multi millet masala dosa is a healthy breakfast option that is gluten free, vegan, flavourful, crispy, golden brown and tastes just like the restaurant style dosa.
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- You can add 5-6 millets at a time including ragi. However, 3-4 varieties of millets will suffice.
- You can also make a plain millet dosa if you don't want the filling.