HuraLi(Horsegram) Dosa

“Hurali” is one of my most favorite legumes. I love the Rasam and the usali. I had never tried the dosa till today. It’s a very healthy, protein laden substitute for the original dosa, with much less carbs. There is absolutely no compromise on the taste. In fact the roasted horsegram gives the dosa a nice flavor. I am going to try making idlis from the leftover batter tomorrow and see how that goes. The batter looks very fluffy and I am sure the taste will be great too.

Ingredients: For about 10 Dosas 

  1. Horsegram- 1/2 cup
  2. Rice- 1/2 cup, I used Basmati, because it has a lower Glycemic index than other rice with more starch. Sona Mussoorie is also a good option.
  3. Urad dal- 1/4 Cup
  4. Poha or Avalakki- 1/4 cup
  5. Methi or fenugreek seeds- 1/4 Tsp
  6. Salt to taste.


Soak all the ingredients separately for about 4-6 hours and grind them to make a batter. Leave to ferment, overnight. The fermented dough should look like below. Add salt after the dough is fermented.

To make the Dosas:

To the fermented batter add 1/4 cup of rava and 1/2 Tsp of sugar and stir well before making the dosas. This will make the dosas really crisp.

Serve like a Masala Dosa, or with chutney.

To make variations of the dosa- Grind 1/2 cup coconut with some coriander seeds, jeera and red chilies. Add to the dosa batter and make the dosas.


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