Turns out, there are tons of other things you can use to make a dosa batter, and a healthier one at that.
There is something about a thin, crispy dosa that brightens up our day. Dosa is one of the oldest dishes hailing from the Indian subcontinent. According to food historians like KT Achaya, references to dosa can be found in ancient Indian texts tracing back to the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Dosa is prepared in myriad ways across South India, sometimes with a batter of rice, sometimes with that of lentil, at times both. Turns out, there are tons of other things you can use to make a dosa batter, and a healthier one at that.
Oats, which are now acclaimed ‘superfood’ across the world, are packed with umpteen vital nutrients and minerals that are good for weight loss, blood sugar levels, and heart. The gluten-free grain is used freely in many healthy salads, parfaits, and guilt-free snacks, but the nutrient-dense grain could also be used to make Indian breakfast items like cheela, idli, and dosa.
And why should you consider oats for breakfast? They say you should eat breakfast like a king, and they may have a point. Breakfast is the first meal of the day, you consume after putting your body in eight hours of starvation mode. Your body needs something nourishing and filling in the morning and oats fit the bill.
Oats are packed with fibre and protein, both of which are essential for a satiating meal. Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre that imparts a feeling of satiety, thus preventing you from feeling hungry soon after. And if you are feeling full, you are less likely to inch towards those salty, fried snacks, hence cutting back on calories. Beta-glucan may also promote the release of peptide YY (PYY), which is a hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This satiety hormone is linked to reduced chances of obesity.
Therefore, if you are looking to lose weight, oats can be very helpful and as we said they can be as desi as you want them to be. Here’s a delicious recipe for Oats Dosa. Here, you would require oats, rice flour, jeera, onion, and curry leaves to make a healthy batter. Once the batter is ready, just take a ladleful of the same and pour it on a hot pan for fresh and delish dosas. Try the recipe soon and let us know how you liked them.