Quinoa is a seed, not a grain. Nutritionally this seed is healthy, complete protein-packed seed, which has a good source of fiber, iron rich in phosphorous, magnesium and zinc. Quinoa is gluten free. It contains more protein than brown rice, potatoes or barley.
Quinoa is very quick and easy to prepare. This is cooked the same way as rice and can be used in wide range of dishes.
Adai dosa is an authentic south Indian breakfast. Adai consists of lentils and rice. This is a very healthy and nutritious too. The perfect combination with this dosa is said to be avial or jaggery. I first ate this when I visited a friend’s place and liked it so much that the next day itself I tried at home and from then on this adai dosa has taken place in our breakfast list. This time I tried adding quinoa, which is very nourishing, wholesome and delicious.
Try this fiber-rich quinoa adai dosa and let me know...
Adapted from Padhu's kitchen:
- Quinoa- ½ Cup
- Toor dal- ¼ Cup
- Green Gram Dal- ¼ Cup
- Chana Dal- ¼ Cup
- Urad Dal- ¼ Cup
- Moong dal- ¼ Cup
- Dried Red Chillies- 6- 7 nos
- Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
- Hing- a pinch
- Salt- as required
- Green Chillies- 3 nos
- Wash and soak the quinoa, too dal, chana dal, urad dal, moong dal, green gram dal for about 3- 5 hours.
- Grind it coarsely along with green chilies, high, red chilies, cumin seeds with the required amount of water. The batter should resemble that of dosa batter.
- Add required amount of salt. Heat a Tawa, when it is hot, spread a ladle full of batter in a circular motion. Drizzle a tsp of oil on the adai dosa, cook on a low flame till done. Flip to the other side and enjoy a delicious and nutritious dosa along with coconut chutney.