Buckwheat Dosa:

For some people, eating gluten -free is a necessity due to their sensitive gut or any other medical conditions. They normally prefer whole food without gluten , which is highly nutritious with many health benefits. As a good source of fibre, buck wheat is known for its low Glycemic index, hence it is safe to eat people with diabetic condition as well.

Buckwheat Is one such Super food and earlier I have posted Buck wheat honey Noodle recipe and now it is my experiment with the whole seed, which my sister has carried and got it for me. You must be wondering, why I have written Buckwheat as a seed? Yes! The name buckwheat causes confusion and usually people think that, it is some other form of grain and related to wheat. It is  seed of the flower from the plant, which belong to the same family as Sorrel and Rhubarb. The seeds are in triangular shape. These categories of seeds, which we normally consume as a grain is known as “pseudo cereals” and Amaranth and Quinoa are commonly used other pseudo cereals.

After seeing the seed/grain, I wanted to try our traditional Whole wheat dosa recipe by replacing whole wheat to Buckwheat. It tasted really good and loved the earthy taste and grainy texture, just like whole wheat. It is quick, no fermentation and instant recipe with all the goodness.

How I made:


Whole Buckwheat – 3 cups

Green chillies – 2

Ginger – ½ inch

Coconut – 1 cup (freshly grated)



-Soak Buckwheat after washing for a couple of hours.

-In a mixer grinder, put soaked buckwheat, little water, salt, chilli, ginger , coconut and make a batter.

-Batter should not be very thin and watery. It should be like idli batter consistency.

-Heat iron griddle. When it is hot, spread thin dosas, cook both the sides by pouring little ghee or oil.

-Serve with chutney or sambar.




5 thoughts on “Buckwheat Dosa:

  1. Shveta puranik Reply

    I tried..but the batter doesn’t spread on Tawas nor does it come.off the tawa like a dosa..it’s a gooey mess

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Hi Shwetha. It may be a consistency issue. have you tried to little thin down the batter? One more thing, don’t apply oil before spreading dosas. This tip is very important while making whole wheat or buckwheat dosas. Hope, it helps and clears your doubt.

  2. Shveta puranik Reply

    Didn’t come out like this at all. It was a gooey mess. Can’t spread nor can take it out

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      I am doing this dosa regularly at home and not finding any difficulties. I am really sorry to know about your bad experience. I normally follow, how we make whole wheat dosa ( traditional) and comes out exactly like how it has shown in the picture. Sorry once again.

    2. Shrikripa U Reply

      I wanted to ask 2 more things, Shwetha.
      -I have used iron griddle, and it won’t come in non-stick tawa for sure. If you have used a non-stick one, it may be the reason.
      -If you have used an iron griddle, don’t apply oil before making dosa. That is one more trick for whole wheat or buckwheat dosa to attain paper-thin dosas.
      I hope this helps you.

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