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Healthy Vegetarian Foods

Veggie Dosa/Pancake

This is a recipe that was created by my sister and it falls into the category of “healthy eating”. My sisters little girls love “masala dosa” and this is carbs, carbs and more carbs – traditional  dosas are made out of rice/rice flour and served with an oh so tasty potato curry = to carbs + carbs.

This is where the family gene of adding, subtracting and keeping the main idea the same, came into play, her little princesses loved these veggie dosas and they were allowed to have them with some delicious potato curry.

Indian vegetarian cuisine does comprise of a lot of rotis, naans, dosas, puris and various other types of traditional breads, and we need to ensure that our kids eat healthy and nutritionally well balanced meals. This is where we as a family always try to ensure that we use more lentil and chick pea flour instead of just whole-wheat bread flour.

Vegetable Dosa

125ml chick pea flour

125ml soya flour

65ml rice flour

10ml coriander powder

5ml cumin powder

2ml turmeric powder

7ml salt

2ml sugar

250ml grated zucchini/baby marrow

65ml grated onions

30ml fresh coriander

5ml lemon juice

5ml ginger paste

300ml water (approximate)

25-30ml oil for cooking


  • Place all of the above into a blender (except the oil) and blend well – adding water as you need to ensure that it turns out like a pancake batter
  • Heat a pancake pan (Le Cruset Crepe Pan is the best-no sticking and no messing – pan from heaven) or any flat based pan on medium heat and brush the pan with some oil before dropping about 65ml of batter and spread it with a back of a greased ladle
  • Once bubbles appear and the batter is not runny turn it over and basically cook each side for about 35 – 45 seconds
  • Continue till all your batter is finished and serve with a variety of chutneys or with a tasty potato curry
  • Mine is served with some spiced yogurt and a peanut chutney

Spiced Yogurt

250ml hung yogurt

2ml salt

2ml sugar

5ml chilli powder or 1 green chilli finely chopped

5ml finely chopped coriander

5ml lemon juice

5ml finely chopped coriander (garnish)

2ml chilli powder (garnish)


  • Place all of the ingredients except the coriander and chilli powder for garnish, into a mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk
  • Pour into serving dish and sprinkle coriander leaves and chilli powder on top and serve with some veggie dosa

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