I have shared few oats recipes till now and this is the second one in this series. They are actually the magic ingredient which I commonly use in my recipes. It can increase the nutrition quotient of any recipe instantly just with its presence. You can read about oats and its health benefits in my previous post for the letter B.
Also, read – Oats pancake recipe
Another magical ingredient which is the main highlight of this recipe is beetroot or beets as it is commonly called.
Beetroot is a very healthy vegetable which is underrated. Not many know its nutritional benefits. I remember my mom used to give it to us as salad and I never liked it. Now I can see my daughters running away from it. It has a very distinctive taste but all its nutritional value surely outweighs everything else.
Let me share some reasons to include in your daily salad plate –
- Beets are rich in fiber, folates, and magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin A, and antioxidants.
- They help with better blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
- Beetroot juice is really good. One glass a day can help you get all its benefits.
- It is anti-aging and helps to keep your skin young due to the presence of vitamin A and carotenoids.
This oats and beetroot dosa is a very simple recipe for a dosa and a healthier version of a normal dosa. Just incorporate beets and oats in the normal dosa batter and you are good to go.
Beets give this dosa a pink colour and my younger one calls it pink dosa. They were both skeptical of having it but later on liked it as there is not much change in the taste. We are just increasing the nutritional value of the dosa.Do you know beetroot water can help to cure dandruff? #Health #Tips Click To Tweet
Oats beetroot dosa has the goodness of oats and beetroots. The best part is that there is no change in taste and the nutrition quotient is high.
- Dosa batter, thick – 1 cup
- Oats – 3 tsp
- Beetroot- ½ beetroot medium size
- Green chilies-1 (avoid if you are preparing for kids)
- Jeera- ¼th teaspoon
- Ginger- 20 gm
- Salt- to taste
- Oil- ½ teaspoon
- Wash, peel and cut the beetroot into squares.
- Add the cut beetroot, green chilies and jeera in a blender. Grind well to make a fine paste with little water.
- Now add this mixture to the dosa batter.
- Make sure there is salt in the dosa batter otherwise you can add according to the taste.
- Now add powdered oats in the same batter. Mix it well.
- Heat a dosa
tawaor skillet and grease with oil.
- Now pour the dosa batter on the skillet and spread in a circle. Cook it till it’s crispy.
- Flip it and cook from both the sides.
- Serve hot with any chutney, sambar or both.
You can add any vegetables of your choice instead of beetroot. I also add grated carrot sometimes.
There is an alternate way to make beetroot dosa. You can grind beetroot and extract the juice and add in the dosa batter. Make sure you strain the beetroot juice before adding.
I use roasted oats powder for this recipe. You can use them directly too.
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I am sharing 26 healthy recipes under 30 minutes full this month.
See the recipes till now –
A for Apple coconut squares
B for a Bracing burger
C for Carrot walnut muffins
D for Dhokla with a twist
E for Eggless Pancake
F for Fruit chocolate pops
G for Gluten-free Spinach and rice balls
H for Honey strawberry milkshake
I for Instant paneer tikka
J for Jaggery Dates chutney
K for Kale grilled sandwich
L for Lemon cranberry mojito
M for Mango brown rice salad
N for Nutritious party crackers
April 17, 2018 at 10:01 am
Colourful and nutritious !! I must try this recipie. Thanks for sharing Deepa!
April 17, 2018 at 10:15 am
Nutritious and so pretty looking too! Awesome recipe, Deepa!
April 17, 2018 at 10:37 am
Thanks for sharing. I drink a glass of fresh fruit and veggie juice every morning, including a beetroot. I love it in juice, pickled, or cooked. Next in A to Z Challenge: O is for Take every Opportunity to improve your life, improve your mind.
April 17, 2018 at 11:08 am
wow deepa.. i like this beet pinky dosai. will try for sure. never knew beets water helps to cure dandruff. O is for Odyssey of Parenting Mind https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/o-odyssey-of-parenting-mind-blogchattera2z-atozchallenge-atoz/
April 17, 2018 at 11:26 am
I dont like Oats and Beetroot , and cant imagine combining the 2 but your recipe looks so colourful. I am tempted
April 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm
I make beetroot roti, good to know a new variant. Thanks for sharing.
April 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm
Oh I remember very clearly in one of my innovation of recipes i did try this out One look at red dosa and various contortion of faces could be seen at the dinner table. Somehow they managed to eat one per person. Sometimes when you have grown up eating a certain colour and taste of a particular food it becomes difficult to change the mindset
April 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm
Good Idea D. Kiddo is tired of my pink rotis and paranthas, time for some pink dosas
April 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm
The colour is so tempting Deepa. I think kids would be tempted to try it as well.
April 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm
Wonderful recipe. It’s a nice technique to add beetroot in the kid’s diet. Will try it must.
April 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm
As a South Indian, I have to deal with dosas and idlis for breakfast at least twice a week. This recipe will spice up…nay…add colour to my breakfast spread 🙂
April 17, 2018 at 11:46 pm
What a gorgeous colour! No one will ever say No to this Dosa, which is not only pretty to look at but is super healthy too. Will try it next time. Thanks for sharing, Deepa! Loving your healthy recipes!
April 18, 2018 at 5:47 am
Wow, there’s definitely some color on that plate. I usually don’t like beets but you’ve left me with something to consider.
April 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm
Lovely recipe, Deepa. I’ve tried palak dosa but not beet yet. Good option.
April 18, 2018 at 6:51 pm
April 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm
I have two packets of oats and was wondering what to do with those, as none of us like the taste of it. Even after knowing the heath benefits. This recipe will do the best of all, utilize oats and healthy boost. Thanks for sharing Deepa.
April 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm
Loved the color of dosa 😛 very healthy combination.
April 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm
Oats need to be roasted and then made into powder?
April 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm
Yes Mehak its better to roast them lightly and grind and use.
May 14, 2018 at 1:22 pm
Nice colourful recipe Deepa. Beetroot is one of my favourite vegetable. I will try out this.