Brown Rice Masala dosa with Chickpeas stuffed



Masala dosa (crepes with spicy stuffing) is an absolutely addictive, comforting fare and a classic among South Indian breakfast. But when you have restrictions on having white rice in your diet this is a healthy option.

Serves: 2  (5-6 dosas)
Preparation time: 20 minutes


For Batter:

  •          Brown basmati rice- 1cup
  •          Oats-1/4 cup
  •          Urad dal – 1/4 cup
  •          Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  •          Toor dal- 1tbsp
  •          Fenugreek seeds- 1 to 2 tbsp

For Stuffing:

  •          Chick Peas – 1 ½ cup
  •          Frozen Peas – 1/2 cup
  •          Onion – 1 num
  •          Ginger Garlic paste – 2tbsp
  •          Minced Chilli OR Chilli paste – 1tbsp
  •          Turmeric – pinch
  •          Oil – 2tsp
  •          Mustard seeds -1tsp
  •          Jeera seeds -1tsp
  •          Curry leaves- 5 to 7 leaves
  •          Salt- as per taste


For Batter:

  •          Wash & Rinse Thoroughly; Soak Brown rice, Urad dal, Chana dal  & Toor dal for 5-6 hrs in water
  •          Drain water and preserve it, which can be used while grinding (If required)
  •          Soak oats just half an hour before  making the dosa batter
  •          Grind it to smooth batter neither too thick nor runny
  •          Leave it to ferment overnight or 7-8 hrs (Warm temperature is necessary)

For Stuffing:

  •         Wash & Rinse thoroughly; Soak the Chick peas overnight (7 – 8 hrs)
  •          Pressure cook it for about 4–5 whistles
  •          Mash it coarsely and set aside
  •       Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds & Jeera; When mustard seed splutters add Curry leaves, Chilli  and Ginger Garlic paste and sauté
  •         Add onion & sauté for about 4-5 minutes and then add Turmeric & Salt; Mix it
  •         Add green peas and saute until peas are cooked
  •         Add cooked and mashed Chick peas;  Sprinkle some water & simmer until thoroughly heated for few minutes
  •         Finally garnish with coriander and turn off the flame and shift it to the bowl


Making Dosas:

  •          Once the batter is fermented add salt as per taste and 1/2 tsp of sugar and mix well
  •          Heat a non-stick pan on high for 20 Secs. To check the heat of the pan just sprinkle some water & if the droplets sizzles reduce the flame



  •          Pour 2 ladle full of batter then with the back of the ladle spread in the circular motion and cook it until the base is golden brown


  •          Spread a tsp of red/green chutney (Optional) and add the stuffing on one side and fold over other side
  •          Remove dosa from pan to the serving plate


Serve hot with below choice of Chutney/Dips:

Peanut chutney:

Peanut chutney

Tomato Walnut Chutney:

Walnut Tomato2

Tomato Methi Chutney:

Methi chutney

Almond and Curry leaves Chutney:

Almond Curryleaves2


  •          In the stuffing Whole chopped Chillies OR Chilli Powder can be used instead of Chilli paste
  •          You can use canned Chickpeas instead of dried.Rinse and drain the canned Chickpeas before use.
  •          While frying dosas can drizzle some oil after spreading the batter on the pan
  •          You can replace brown rice with Broken wheat OR Oats but that may reduce bit of crispiness

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 27, 2014, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    Brown rice Masala Dosa/Crepes are ideal for Breakfast and even can serve as part of meal…Tried them again as my family favourite


  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  3. So good and healthy.. a must try.. thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lovely and delicious looking. vw

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wow, Chitra, this is a beautiful feast!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Those dosas look perfect


  7. I want this now! 😉 Delicious recipe, very tempting!


  8. Wow, Chitra this is such a healthy masala dosa!!! Awesome!!


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