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Keto Dosa Recipe: 15 Ways To Make This Low-Carb, South Indian Breakfast Treat

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“Dosa is the only food in the world that you can put the word `plain’ in front of  – and it is still appetizing! Plain biryani, no thanks. Plain dosa? Oh, yes please….” 

So true, right? 

We picked up this campy tribute to the much-cherished Indian dosa (or dosai) from stand-up comedian Kenny Sebastian’s schtick – `Why The Dosa Is Amazing’ – which has over 6 million views on Youtube. 

Probably because like Kenny, there must be a billion of us out there who are addicted to what he calls the `South Indian weed’, and crave some kind – any kind! – of Keto Dosa when we’re on a low-carb diet. 

(Watch the famous Kenny Sebastian Dosa show right here to whet your appetite for all the amazing Keto Dosa recipes we have created for you below.)

So how did a traditional breakfast dish from 4 states in South India, become the country’s favorite all-day-long, go-to snack that is cheap, tasty and available wherever you go?

We don’t really know. Maybe it has something to do with the early restaurateurs from Managlore who put Udupi vegetarian eateries on the Indian food map in the early 1900s.

At any rate, the first mention of the dosa is found in Tamil literature that dates as far back as 1,500 years! But it was only in the 1960s, that the hitherto unknown dish traveled beyond the southern states, and somehow became ubiquitous wherever it went.

Early versions of dosa were probably made with rice batter alone. Later on, urad dal (black gram) was included in the mix, making the dish a pretty balanced vegetarian meal with proteins and complex carbs once you added a veggie sambar and coconut chutney to accompany it.

Varieties multiplied too. 628 varieties of dosa to be precise, and still counting. Masala dosa, moong dosa, rava dosa, neer dosa, set dosa, adai dosa, Mysore dosa… Even a Chinese Schezwan Chopsuey dosa.

But where does that leave low-carb dieters who want to lose weight and still eat their favorite comfort food?

Bad news is you cannot eat the regular sort of dosa you find in South Indian restaurants if you are on a Ketogenic diet. Good news is you can still make Keto versions of the basic dosa, using a mix of ingredients from the 628 versions mentioned above.

Let’s check them out.

 


 

# 1: Basic Keto Dosa Batter Recipe

keto dosa batter recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
1 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions:

1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.

2. Add the oil or ghee and mix until it resembles bread crumbs.

3. Slowly add water until the batter comes together and is of dosa consistency. It should not be too thick or too thin.

4. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and pour in a ladle full of batter.

5. Spread it out evenly like you would a normal dosa.

6. Cook for a minute or two until the bottom is golden brown and crispy.

7. Then fold it over or roll it up and serve hot with chutney or sambar.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 130, Fat: 10 g, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 5 g, Fiber: 3 g

 


 

 

Indian Keto diet for vegetarians

 


 

# 2: Keto Dosa With Flaxseed Recipe

 

Keto Dosa with flaxseed recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp ghee or melted butter
3/4 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat a non-stick pan on medium heat and lightly grease with cooking oil.

2. In a bowl, mix together the flaxseed meal, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Stir in the ghee or melted butter until well combined.

4. Gradually add water to the mixture until it forms a thick batter. 

5. Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the prepared pan and spread into a thin circle. 

6. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

7. Flip over the dosa and cook for another minute or two. 

8. Remove from the pan and repeat the same procedure with the remaining batter.

 

Servings:

Makes 8 Keto Dosas

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 107, Fat: 9 g, Total Carbohydrates: 5 g, Net Carbohydrates: 3 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 3 g

 


 

Dosa Trivia 1

Deepika Padukone Dosa Austin TX

Heard Of The Deepika Padukone Dosa?


What do you do when you love Deepika Padukone as much as dosas? Well, if you own a restaurant, you could name a dosa after the Bollywood star.

Which is precisely what an eatery called Dosa Labs did in Austin, Texas. The Deepika Padukone Dosa on their menu is described as “topped with fiery hot ghost chilies”. 

“I’d eat that,” said brand new hubby Ranveer Singh when Deepika shared this spicy display of fan love on social media.

 


 

 

# 3: Recipe For Keto Dosa With Almond Flour

 

Keto Dosa with almond flour recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat a dosa griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Grease with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the ghee or coconut oil and eggs until well combined. Add the water and mix until everything is incorporated and the batter is smooth.

3. Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the prepared griddle or skillet. Spread into a thin circle with the back of a spoon.

4. Cook until the dosa is golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes per side.

5. Serve with coconut chutney or keto-friendly dip of your choice.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 17 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 93 mg, Sodium: 342 mg, Potassium: 13 mg, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 7 g

 


 

# 4: Keto Dosa Without Almond Flour Recipe

 

Keto Dosa recipe without almond flour

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp olive oil or ghee, divided

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.

2. Mix the coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in the water and 3 tablespoons of oil or ghee until well combined. 

3. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and spread gently into a thin circle. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until the dosa turns a nice shade of golden brown.

4. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil or ghee to the griddle or pan as needed. Serve hot with your favorite keto-friendly dipping sauce.

 

Servings:

Makes 4 dosas

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 150, Fat: 12 g, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Net carbs: 6 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3 g

 


 

Dosa Trivia 1

Chiranjeevi Chiru Dosa recipe

Actor Chiranjeevi’s Patented `Chiru Dosa’

 

South Indian actor Chiranjeevi was on his way to a shoot near Mysore many years ago, when his crew stopped at a roadside dhaba for filter coffee.

The dhaba-owner served him with an incredibly fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth dosa that was prepared in steam. Chiranjeevi asked for the recipe but was turned down by the dhaba-owner as it was his closely guarded secret.

And so, a quest began in Chiranjeevi’s home kitchen where the actor, an accomplished cook himself, started experimenting with a zero-oil, steamed dosa. After years of trial and error, he finally crafted a recipe that closely resembled the taste and consistency he had experienced all those years ago in Mysore.

He called it the Chiru Dosa. 

On his 60th birthday, Chiranjeevi’s son presented his dad with a patent for the Chiru Dosa which enjoys a starry line-up of fans, including Richard Gere, Sachin Tendulkar and Rajnikanth.

 


 

# 5: Keto Dosa With Coconut Flour Recipe

 

Keto Dosa recipe with coconut flour

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee, for frying

 

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, cumin seeds, and salt. Slowly add the water, whisking until the mixture is smooth.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil or ghee. Scoop 1/4 cup batter into the pan and spread it into a thin circle. Cook for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.

3. Serve with your favorite coconut chutney or sauce. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Unsaturated Fat: 3 g, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 7 g, Protein: 5 g, Salt: 0.75 g

 


 

# 6: Keto Dosa With Eggs Recipe

 

ketogenic diet dosa with eggs

Ingredients:

1 keto dosa batter (homemade or store-bought)
2 eggs
Ghee or oil for cooking
Salt to taste

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and add a little ghee or oil.

2. Spread the keto dosa batter evenly in the pan, making sure it is not too thick.

3. Crack the eggs into the center of the dosa and season with salt to taste.

4. Cook until the edges of the dosa are crispy and the eggs are cooked to your preference.

5. Serve hot with coconut chutney or salsa of your choice.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 713, Fat: 60 g, Carbs: 8 g, Fiber: 7 g, Protein: 37 g

 


 

Keto diet plan for Indians

 


 

# 7: Keto Dosa No Cheese Recipe

 

Keto diet dosa with no cheese

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil or ghee, divided

 

Cooking Instructions

1.Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. In a bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together. Add the water and whisk into a smooth consistency.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of oil or ghee to the hot skillet and swirl to coat. Pour in half of the batter and spread it out into a thin, even layer. Cook for 2 minutes or until the surface is dry and the edges are beginning to brown.

3. Carefully flip the dosa and cook for an additional minute or until the other side is browned.

4. Repeat with the remaining batter and oil or ghee.

 

Servings:

Makes 4 dosas

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Total Fat 9 g, Total Carbohydrate 8 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Protein 5 g , Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 124 mg

 


 

# 8: Keto Dosa With Cauliflower Recipe

 

low carb dosa with cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 cup cauliflower rice
1/4 cup ground golden flaxseed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Water as needed
Coconut oil or ghee for cooking

 

Cooking Instructions

1. To make this Keto dosa, combine the cauliflower rice, flaxseed, salt and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.

2. Add enough water to form a batter that is of dosa consistency.

3. Heat a pan on medium heat and add oil or ghee. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the pan and spread it out like a regular dosa.

4. Cook until the sides lift a bit and the dosa is crispy and golden brown in color. Serve with coconut chutney or sambar.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 107, Fat: 9 g, Carbohydrate: 5 g, Fiber- 3 g, Protein-: 4 g

 


 

Dosa Trivia 1

Gold Plated Dosa bangalore

Hungry For A Gold Plated Dosa?

 

Stop by the Raj Bhog restaurant on 12th Main Road if you happen to be in Bangalore and want to experience eating 24-carat gold instead of wearing it.

The restaurant has a dosa on the menu that is coated in a foil of pure gold. You may have seen Indian sweets foiled in pure silver (Ayurveda approved!), but this is surely a first with the precious yellow metal adding a crowning touch to a popular savory snack.

Where else but in India…

 


 

# 9: Keto Dosa With Zucchini

 

Keto Dosa with zucchini recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. In a bowl, mix together grated zucchini, coconut flour, salt and cumin seeds.

2. Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add the zucchini mixture and cook for 2 minutes until the edges start to brown.

3. Add water and cook for 3-4 minutes until the dosa is cooked through. Serve hot with chutney or salsa. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 150, Fat: 11 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 310 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 4 g

 


 

# 10: Keto Dosa With Broccoli Recipe

 

low carb dosa with broccoli

Ingredients:

1 cup broccoli, finely chopped
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee
1/2 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat a dosa pan or griddle over medium heat to make this Keto dosa.

2. In a bowl, combine the broccoli, coconut flour, salt and baking powder. Add the olive oil or ghee and mix well.

3. Add the water and stir to form a batter. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the preheated pan or griddle.

4. Cook for 2 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.

5. Flip and cook for another minute or until the other side is golden brown. Serve with coconut chutney or salsa.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 420 mg, Potassium: 320 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 5 g , Net Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 6 g

 


 

Sadhguru quotes about food dosa

 


 

# 11: Keto Dosa Recipe With Garlic

 

Keto Dosa with garlic

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and garlic powder.

2. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil and water. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

3. Scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the pan or griddle. Spread into a thin circle. Cook for 2 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Turn the dosa over and cook for 1 minute or until the sides begin to lift and it looks a nice golden brown in color.

4. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, chutney or salsa.

 

Servings:

Makes 4 dosas

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 17 g, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 5 g

 


 

# 12: Keto Dosa Mushrooms Recipe

 

low carb dosa with mushroom

Ingredients:

1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 green chili, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp coconut oil
Salt to taste

 

For The Dosa Batter:

1 cup besan
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Water as required

 

For The Tempering:

1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chilies
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

 

Cooking Instructions

1. To make the dosa batter for this Keto dosa recipe, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Add water as required to make a smooth, flowing batter.

2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium flame and pour 1/4 cup of the batter into it. Spread it out evenly to form a thin dosa.

3. Cook for a minute or until the dosa turns light golden brown in color. Remove from the pan and keep aside.

4. Repeat the process with the remaining batter to make more dosas.

5. For the tempering, heat oil in a small pan over medium flame. Add all the ingredients and fry for a few seconds till they splutter.

6. Pour this tempering over the prepared dosas and serve hot with chutney or sambar of your choice.

 

Servings:

Enough for 2-3 people

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 360, Fat: 17 g, Protein: 9 g

 


 

# 13: Keto Dosa Recipe With Paneer

 

Keto Dosa with paneer

Ingredients For The Filling:

200g paneer, crumbled
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

 

Ingredients For Dosa:

1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
1 cup water

 

Cooking Instructions For The Filling:

In a pan, heat some oil and fry the onions till they are translucent. Add the green chillies, turmeric and crumbled paneer. Fry for a few more minutes till the paneer is lightly golden brown in color. Set aside.

 

Cooking Instructions For The Dosa:

1. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking powder. 

2. Add the oil or ghee and mix well. Gradually add water till you get a smooth batter. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Grease with a little oil. 

3. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the pan and spread it out into a thin circle. Cook for a minute or two till the edges start to brown slightly.

4. Place 2 tbsp of the prepared filling in the center of the dosa. Fold over to form a half moon shape. 

5. Cook for another minute or two until the sides begin to lift and Keto dosa is golden brown. Serve hot with chutney.

 

Servings:

Makes 4 dosas

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 290, Fat: 20 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 470 mg,Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 10 g

 


 

# 14: Keto Dosa Recipe With Psyllium Husk

 

Keto Dosa with With Psyllium Husk

Ingredients:

1/2 cup psyllium husk powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp ghee or melted butter, plus more for greasing pan and serving
1 1/2 cups water

 

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the psyllium husk powder, coconut flour, salt, baking powder and cumin seeds. 

2. Add the ghee or melted butter and mix well to combine. Add the water and mix well to form a smooth batter.

3. Preheat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. Grease with ghee or butter. 

4. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle or pan and spread into a thin circle. Cook for 2 minutes until the sides lift a bit or until golden brown. Then flip and cook for another minute. Repeat with remaining batter.

4. Serve dosa with chutney, sambar or any other desired toppings. Enjoy!  

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 102, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 443 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 2 g

 


 

# 15: Recipe For Keto Dosa With Almond Flour

 

Keto Dosa with almond flour recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
3 tablespoons water

 

Cooking Instructions

1.Preheat a pan over medium heat. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, salt and baking powder.

2. Add the olive oil or butter and mix well.

3. Add water and mix to form a dough.

4. Place the dough on the preheated pan and press it down to form a thin dosa.

5. Cook for a few minutes until the dosa is golden brown in color. Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 16 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Unsaturated Fat: 13.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Potassium: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 6 g

 


 

Commonly Asked Questions About Keto Dosa

Is Dosa Keto friendly?

Traditional dosas are not Keto friendly because they are made with rice flour, which is high in carbs. (A typical dosa has about 30 grams of carbs.) But you can eat Ketogenic versions of the dosa that have been created for people on a low carb diet. Here are 15 Keto Dosa recipes you can try.

Why People On Keto Cannot Eat Dosa

People on a Keto diet cannot eat traditional dosa because it is usually made from a fermented batter of high-carb rice and black lentils. One regular-sized dosa has around 30 grams of carbs, which is almost half your daily carbohydrate limit on a Keto diet. But you can try Keto dosa recipes instead which contain low carb ingredients and will not knock you out of Ketosis.

Is Masala Dosa Keto?

Traditional Masala Dosa is not Keto. An average-sized Masala Dosa has 387 calories and 27.3 g of carbs. The rice-based dosa batter is too high in carbohydrate content and the masala potato stuffing is not allowed on a low carb diet either. Opt for Keto Dosas instead that have been created with low carb ingredients like almond and coconut flour.

Can I have Dosa On Keto?

You cannot have dosa on Keto because traditional dosas have high-carb rice as the main ingredient in the batter. (One regular-sized dosa has around 30 grams of carbs.) Eat Keto Dosas instead that have low carb ingredients and will not knock you out of Ketosis.

Is Ragi Dosa Keto?

Ragi Dosa is not Keto. Ragi (or finger millet) is a very nutritious grain, but its high carbohydrate content makes it unsuitable for a strict Ketogenic diet. A medium sized Ragi Dosa has 135 calories and 15 g carbs. Opt for a Keto Dosa that is made with Keto-friendly ingredients like almond and coconut flour instead.

Is Dosa Low In Carbs?

Dosa is not low in carbs. A traditional dosa is made with rice flour in the batter which is very high in carb content. (A typical dosa has about 30 grams of carbs.) Choose to eat a Keto Dosa instead if you are on a low carb diet.

How do you make coconut flour dosa?

Here is a coconut flour dosa recipe that is delicious and easy to make:

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee, for frying

Cooking Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, cumin seeds, and salt. Slowly add the water, whisking until the mixture is smooth.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil or ghee. Scoop 1/4 cup batter into the pan and spread it into a thin circle. Cook for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.

3. Serve with your favorite coconut chutney or sauce. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Value (for one dosa):

Calories: 190, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Unsaturated Fat: 3 g, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 7 g, Protein: 5 g, Salt: 0.75 g

 

Is plain dosa Keto friendly?

Plain dosa is not Keto friendly because rice is its main ingredient. An average sized plain dosa (also known as sada dosa) has 17g of carbs, which is too high if you’re on a low carb or Keto diet. Choose to try a Keto dosa instead that is made from ingredients like almond and coconut flour that are Keto friendly.

How do you make low carb dosa batter?

Here is an easy recipe to make low carb dosa batter:

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
1 cup water

Cooking Instructions:

1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Add the oil or ghee and mix until it resembles bread crumbs.

2. Slowly add water until the batter comes together and is of dosa consistency. 

3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and pour in a ladle full of batter.

4. Spread it out evenly like you would a normal dosa. Cook for a minute or two until the bottom is golden brown and crispy.

5. Fold it over or roll it up and serve hot with coconut chutney.

 

Nutritional value (for one dosa):

Calories: 130, Fat: 10 g, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 5 g, Fiber: 3 g

What is the healthiest dosa?

The healthiest dosa is a Keto Dosa because the batter is not made with high-carb rice flour but with low-carb ingredients like almond and coconut flour.