Instant Barley Moongdal Dosa | No Rice Barley Dosa - Breakfast Recipe

How to Make Barley Moongdal Dosa For Weight Loss

Hello Foodies,

        This nutrient-dense Barley Moongdal Dosa definitely deserves a place in your meal rotation. Barley is a fiber-rich pantry staple and it has a toasty flavor. Green chilies give this dosa a spicy twist, while the healthy grains and lentils keep it hearty and perfect for breakfast. Dosa is usually made with rice and lentil batter, but this one is actually made from pearl barley and moong dal (lentil) batter that does not need to be fermented. 

         All you need is 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, and your healthy breakfast is ready! You can use the barley in just about anything, including salads, soups, stews, and grain bowls. Barley is a grain that is very similar in size and texture to wheat.

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         Dosa is a very versatile dish and rice can easily be substituted with other grains to enrich the variety of grains in our diet. If you are looking for ideas to use Barley as part of your diet, try this crispy barley dosa recipe. Try this vegan, low-carb, nutritious breakfast recipe made with pearl barley and lentils. Always soak barley pearls and then use them in recipes. Soaking or sprouting your barley can improve the absorption of these nutrients. It’s been a while am making barley dosas at home which tastes and looks exactly like our usual regular dosas. Barley also makes a perfect substitute for rice or risottos in most dishes, offering a pleasant nutty flavor.

         Barley is a low-fat, high fiber grain with a ready supply of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidant phytochemicals. Its soluble fibers reduce serum levels of cholesterol and help regulate blood sugar levels after a meal.

What is Pearl Barley?

Barley is a cereal grain and is considered a superfood full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Pearled barley is the barley where the outer husk and some of the bran have been removed. Pearled barley is easier and quicker to cook than the regular kind. It works great in bread, dosas, crepes, soups, stews, salads, pilafs, and more.

What is a Dosa?

Dosa is a breakfast dish from the southern states of India, prepared using a batter made by soaking and blending rice and lentils. They can be prepared thick like pancakes or thin like crepes. 

Why We Love this Barley Dosa?

Because Its,

  • Comforting, Filling, Hearty, and Wholesome Meal
  • Vegan, Healthy, and Customizable
  • Perfect Weight Watchers Meal
  • The batter can be made ahead of time


  • Barley ½ Cup
  • Moongdal ½ Cup
  • Green chilies 3
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil to cook dosa


  • Wash and soak barley and moong dal for at least 2-3 hours.
  • After 2-3 hours, discard the water and add the soaked barley and moong dal in a blender jar with green chilies, cumin seeds, salt, and ½  to 1 cup of water.
  • Blend well at high speed until smooth creamy. 
  • The batter should be of flowing consistency.
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl.
  • Heat pan or a dosa tawa. 
  • Now use a ladle to pour half a cup of batter and spread evenly by moving the ladle in a circular motion.
  • Now drizzle some oil on the dosa. 
  • Let the dosa cook till golden brown.
  • Serve healthy and nutrient-dense barley moong dal dosa immediately with coconut chutney and sambar. Enjoy!!!


  • Spread the dosa thin, for the best taste. 
  • Barley dosa can be served with a chutney like this no onion no garlic coconut chutney.
  • The batter stays well for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • You can double the quantity and prepare much larger quantities or reduce to prepare smaller quantities. Just keep the ratio the same.

Health Benefits of Barley Moong Dal Dosa:

  • Improves digestion.
  • Barley may prevent the formation of gallstones, helps your gallbladder function normally.
  • Barley contains many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • It has a low glycemic index, making it a smart choice for people with high blood sugar.
  • It helps to boost the metabolism, which can contribute to weight loss.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 60 calories, along with 9.3 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fibers, 1 g fats, and 3.1 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.

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