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Horse Gram Dosa

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Adjust Servings:
⅓ cup horse gram lentil
3 cups regular dosa batter
1 onion – roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 dried red chillies
sesame oil

Nutritional information

14.98 g
60.52 g
36.03 g
56 mg
0 mg

Horse Gram Dosa

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



You may have never heard of this horse gram dosa, which is rather unique as far as dosas are concerned. Horse gram is a type of lesser known bean that is used in Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. Making a dosa out of horse gram is not only going to make your dosa healthier than it normally would be, but it will also adjust the taste. If you love horse gram, you will love this recipe, guaranteed.

Health Benefits

Not many people outside of India and East Asia are too familiar with horse gram and its health benefits. This is unfortunate because making horse gram a staple of a person’s diet can be quite beneficial. Horse gram has the ability to eliminate and reduce bouts of diarrhea thanks to its dietary fiber content. It also has been shown to treat conjunctivitis due to its antioxidant levels. Even more interesting, horse gram can help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle, in large part due to its iron content.

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How to make Horse Gram Dosa

  • Boil the lentils then set aside to cool.
  • Combine the cooked lentils and some water in a mixie jar.
    • Add the curry leaves, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and onions.
    • Grind to a smooth paste.
    • Add extra water as needed.
  • Add the ground paste to the regular dosa batter.
    • Add about 1 cup of water to thin the batter.
  • Heat the dosa griddle until it becomes medium hot.
    • Add ½ cup batter.
    • Swirl to completely cover the dosa griddle.
    • Sprinkle oil or ghee onto the dosa.
  • Cook until the sides of the kollu dosa turns a nice golden brown.
  • Loosen the edges of the dosa using a steel spatula.
  • Flip the kollu dosa.
    • Cook for 30 seconds more.


Horse gram gets its name from the fact that it is traditionally a staple for horse feed.

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