South Indian breakfast recipes (such as Dosa, idli and Uttapam) are one of the popular breakfast options not only in South Indian states but they are staple breakfast food all around India as well. These breakfast recipes are easy to digest and are considered healthier than other popular breakfast recipes like paratha and puri. However, the increased use of rice makes them an inappropriate option for diabetic patients and for people who are on a weight-loss journey.
If you love South Indian breakfast recipes like Dosa and are feeling skeptical about adding it to your breakfast routine due to higher rice content, then we are here to help you.
With this blog post, we are introducing a healthier variety of Dosa named – Multi Millet Dosa!
What is Multi Millet Dosa?
As the name suggests Multi millet dosa is a dosa variant made from a blend of different millets. You can make multi millet dosa by using a variety of millets including foxtail millet, finger millet (ragi), pearl millet, and sorghum. Multi millet dosa offers plenty of amazing health benefits due to the use of millets as a main ingredient.
Difference Between Traditional Dosa and Multi millet Dosa
Traditional dosa is made with rice and urad dal (black gram) as the main ingredients while Multi millet dosa incorporates a variety of millets and black gram. Traditional dosa is made by soaking rice and black gram (urad dal) in 2:1 proportion and requires extensive fermentation to get a good result.
For making Multi millet dosa, you replace rice with millets and add black gram to create a perfect texture and taste like traditional dosa. The multi millet dosa is made by following a similar method to Traditional dosa. However, as a more convenient option, you can use Skyroot’s Multi millet dosa ready mix. This ready-made mix contains the goodness of millets. It is high in fiber, protein and calcium and is cholesterol free. Take 1 cup of multi millet mix and add 1 cup of curd to it. Ferment the batter for 30-minutes to 1 hour and prepare dosa in a routine way. Your tasty and healthy Multi millet dosa is ready to enjoy.
Benefits of Multi millet Dosa Compared to Traditional Dosa
Rich in Nutrients
Multi millet dosa is a powerhouse of nutrients. Traditional dosa is a good source of carbohydrates, but it lacks in high protein content and other micronutrients while Multi millet Dosa offers a more balanced nutritional profile. Millets contain various essential nutrients, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Thus, multi millet dosa is high in nutrients and contributes to your overall health and well-being.
High Fiber Content
Millets have high fiber content than rice. Thus, the multi millet dosa is higher in fiber than traditional dosa. The high fiber content in Multi millet dosa supports digestive health and prevents constipation. The higher fiber content in multi millet dosa helps in keeping you full for longer and works great in weight loss management.
Though rice is a gluten-free grain, however, there is an increased risk of cross-contamination. Thus, multi-millet dosa is a better option than traditional dosa for people with gluten sensitivity and for those who are suffering from celiac disease. Millets are naturally gluten-free grain and are considered one of the best grain options for people with gluten allergies.
Blood Sugar Regulation
As per research, Millet based dosa has a lower glycemic index (59.25) than traditional dosa (77.86) and it works great in managing blood sugar level. Thus, Traditional dosa may cause a quicker spike in blood sugar and may not be a suitable option for diabetic patients, while multi millet dosa manages blood sugar level effectively and prevents sugar spikes. It is considered one of the best breakfast options for people suffering from diabetes.
Improve heart health
Millets are well-known for their heart-healthy properties. They help in lowering blood cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular health. Therefore, including multi millet dosa in your diet helps in reducing the risk of heart and other lifestyle diseases.
In conclusion, Multi millet dosa is a powerhouse of nutrition. it offers a healthier alternative to the traditional dosa recipe. If you are looking for an easier and hassle-free way to make Multi millet dosa at home, then buy our Multi millet dosa mix. With this mix, you can make Multi millet dosa in less time and can enjoy the amazing taste and health benefits of Multi millet dosa with convenience.
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