Egg dosa with Quinoa | Quinoa Egg Dosa Recipe |  Kid Friendly Recipes | Healthy Recipes
Breakfast is an important meal in our house.  My other half is especially particular about his protein and hence I rely on eggs heavily (and few minimal other options) in the morning. But in this frantic search for protein, the foods we grew up with seems to have taken a huge backseat. While Idlis and Dosa do have some amount of protein in them (thanks to lentils), the total amount is unsubstantial to his needs.
Egg dosa with Quinoa | Quinoa Egg Dosa Recipe |  Kid Friendly Recipes | Healthy Recipes
So in my quest to make sure our foods still make a prominent placement in our weekly meals, I started making fusions with egg. The first time I came to know of Egg Dosas was with a funny incident that my father told me years ago. My mother (like me) is quite averse to eggs, the smell included.  Eating out/ ordering from restaurants were practically rare in households those days but on this particular day, my mother being very sick with fever and cold, my father bought two variety of dosas from the restaurants. One was Egg dosa which he got for himself. But by mistake my mother supposedly had eaten it with full gusto, while my father was attending to something else. The blocked nose and a dead palate seemed to have camouflaged the egg - or so she says :)
Egg dosa with Quinoa | Quinoa Egg Dosa Recipe |  Kid Friendly Recipes | Healthy Recipes
My father though prudent enough to keep quiet then, has made sure to remind my mom (and his children) of this incident from then on, every time my mom makes a fuss about eggs :). Anyways, this is an easy option to make any time - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and makes for a filling meal for both kids and adults alike. My son eats it as it is while my husband prefers it with idli chutney powder (mixed with sesame oil). To enhance the nutritional meter, I add in some quinoa to it as well. So if you have leftover quinoa, just add some to this.
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  • Serves: 1 person
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Dosa Batter
  • 2 Egg Whites, or see Tips
  • 1 tbsp cooked Quinoa (optional)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Tomato, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Spring Onion, or to taste
  • 2-3 Curry leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli, thinly sliced (optional), or to taste
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • Pinch of Salt, or to taste
  • Pinch of freshly ground Black Pepper, or to taste
1. Eggs : Instead of 2 egg whites, just use 1 whole Egg. Both my dudes don't prefer the taste of yolks and where the taste of eggs is prominent, I tend to use only egg whites.
1. I usually make this dosa with leftover cooked quinoa. But if you don't have any, you can quickly cook some fresh. Here, I have used 2 tbsp of Raw Quinoa for the pictorial. Rinse the quinoa well.
2. In a skillet/saucepan, add 1/4 cup water
3. and bring it to boil.
4. Reduce the heat and simmer with a closed lid for around 6-8 minutes or
5. until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat and let it cool.
6. Once cooled add all the ingredients (except the dosa batter) in a bowl. The measurements for the veggies are approximate , you can add in whatever appeals to you.
7. Whisk it well, until combined.
8. Heat a skillet (med-high) to make the dosa. I use cast iron. Ladle 1/4 cup (or 1/3 cup) depending upon the pan you have.
9. In a circular movement, spread the dosa batter evenly all around.
10. You can even make a ridge of sorts around the edges to avoid the egg mixture from flowing underneath. Drizzle some Ghee + sesame oil if desired.
11. Pour the egg mixture over the dosa.
12. Spread it around.
13. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes in medium heat
14. or until you find the edges lifting slightly and the dosa has browned underneath.  Lift it carefully
15. and flip it over. Cook for another few seconds on the other side or until eggs is done.
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By anu on Jan 30, 2015

that's really a nice and healthy dosa... cheers Anu @ RasAsvAda

By Maureen on Nov 18, 2014

Wd you please be able to give me a simple tasty recipe for dosai batter and also for one using yeast ? Thanks

By vegetarian recipes on Jul 23, 2014

:) I am the fan of the EGG DOSA AND EGG omelet....and much more so thanks for sweet and healthy dishes.

By Priya on Mar 20, 2014

Who will say no to this irresistible egg dosa, definitely not me..

By renuka on Mar 18, 2014