4 Flour Dosa

4 Flour Dosa

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A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!

Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours like whole wheat, bajra, jowar and nachni. Since the batter is fermented, it becomes easier to digest, and also gives a nice texture that is both crispy and fluffy.

The 4 Flour Dosa is a wise choice for diabetics, but we recommend having it with a small portion of sambhar only, to avoid excess fat from coconut chutney.

For a tasty and diabetic friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, check out our collection of Diabetic recipes .

4 Flour Dosa recipe - How to make 4 Flour Dosa

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting Time:  overnight   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 dosas
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  1. Combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl and soak it for 2 hours in enough water.
  2. Drain well and blend in a mixer till smooth using approx. ¾ cup of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the bajra flour, jowar flour, nachni flour, whole wheat flour, salt and approx. 1¾ cups of water and mix very well using a whisk. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment overnight.
  4. Next day, mix very well again.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  6. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 200 mm. (8”) diameter thin circle.
  7. Smear ¼ tsp of oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns brown in colour and crisp from both the sides.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle or a roll.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 11 more dosas.
  10. Serve immediately with sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dosa
Energy108 cal
Protein4.1 g
Carbohydrates19.1 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6 mg
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4 Flour Dosa
 on 11 Dec 18 01:15 AM

Hello madam, what is the fermenting time ?overnight or two hours.. That bit seems unclear.
Tarla Dalal
11 Dec 18 09:21 AM
   Hi Meher, We have fermented the batter overnight. It is mentioned in step 3.
4 Flour Dosa
 on 29 Jun 18 05:18 PM

We loved this healthy dosa so much that its part of our office snack served to all every Thursday evening at 4 pm.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jun 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Meena, Happy to know you loved the recipe and relish it every Thursday. Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
4 Flour Dosa
 on 12 Oct 17 04:23 PM

I was always looking for a recipe to cut the rice level of dosa down and this is the perfect solution for a healthy dosa. Have it often for breakfast and my daughters also love this.
4 Flour Dosa
 on 25 May 17 01:36 PM

Tarla Dalal
12 Oct 17 04:22 PM
   Thanks Pradeep, we are delighted you loved this healthy dosa.
4 Flour Dosas
 on 15 May 15 03:54 PM

4 flour dosa, this recipe is just so yumm, tasty which includes different kinds of flour, with right propotion of urad dal. No one can tel there is so many flours in it. I have loved this recipe so much that i have started making this very often.