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High protein and tasty Horse Gram Dosa

Horse Gram Dosa? How different can it be?

Horse Gram / Kollu contains the highest protein content of any lentil in the world. This grain is fed to horses to keep them energetic and maintain weight, hence the namesake. Horse gram is also rich in iron and calcium among other nutrients. It is a poor man’s food as it provides a lot of energy for a small portion consumed. It is a drought-tolerant crop that can be grown in a low rainfall area and even on rainfed dry agricultural lands.

Horse Gram Dosa

Horse Gram Dosa

Prep in: 930 minutes

Cooks in: 30 minutes

Total in: 960 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


For Dosa Batter:

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith)
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • Water , to make the batter
  • Cooking oil , for frying
  • Salt, to taste

For the Potato Stuffing:

  • Potato (Aloo) , cooked and cubed
  • Onion , sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • Green Chilli
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil

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How to make

  • To make Horse Gram Masala Dosa Recipe, first clean and wash the rice, horse gram and fenugreek seeds. Soak them together for 5 hours in water. 
  • Grind the rice, horse gram, fenugreek seeds along with just a little water until you get a thick batter. Place the kollu dosa batter in a deep vessel, cover it and allow it ferment for 8-10 hours or overnight. 
  • The next step is to make the masala for the Kollu Masala Dosa.
  • In a pan, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Once the oil is hot, temper with mustard seed, curry leaves and fry the onions and green chilli.
  • Once the onions are soft, add the turmeric powder and chilli powder, boiled potato cubes. Roughly the boiled potato cubes and mix all the ingredients well. Add salt, give it all a good stir and turn off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and keep the aloo masala aside.
  • The final step is to make the kollu dosa and stuff it with the potato masala.
  • To prepare the kollu dosa, mix the fermented batter well with salt and water (if required) and bring it to a smooth and yet spreading consistency. 
  • Heat the dosa tawa on a medium flame. Add a teaspoon of oil and spread it on the dosa tawa.
  • Pour a cup of batter on the tawa and spread the batter evenly into a circle. Drizzle, oil around the kollu dosa and cook on medium heat until the dosa is browned and crisp.
  • Once you see the dosa has slightly browned at the bottom, flip the dosa upside down and cook the other side of the dosa. 
  • Once done, flip the Kollu dosa once again and add the potato masala stuffing in the centre of the dosa and fold the dosa in half. 
  • Serve Kollu Dosa along with coconut chutney and sambar for an ultimate South Indian Breakfast.

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