Dosa – This has not become the most preferred breakfast in India for no reason. This crunchy pancake comes in numerous variations along with spicy sauces (chutney). Though originating from South India, it has been democratized all over the country with each region coming with their own twist to this flat pancake. However, can dosa be a part of your diabetic diet?
Diabetes Diet at Home – Dosa
A blockbuster snack from the Udipi cuisine, dosa is made from fermented batter. The batter itself is made with a mixture of rice and lentils. Since the batter has four to five parts of rice and one part lentils, dosas are loaded with carbohydrates and has to be had in moderation as part of your diabetic diet.
Often greased with oil or ghee and fried on a tava, it has decent amounts of fat. Also, dosa is consumed with with coconut chutney, sambar, and other spicy sauces. This makes the dosa easy to digest and adds to the flavor.
Among the variations like plain dosa, masala dosa, panner dosa and others, the ones with lesser amounts of fat is better for a diabetic diet. Moreover, dosas made with lentils like green gram (pesarattu), black gram with fenugreek seeds (Mysore masala dosa), and ragi wheat dosa are better for a person following a diabetes diet plan.
Calories in Dosa (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.16 gm.|
Vitamins in Dosa (100 gm.)
|Vitamin B2||0.07 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.15 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||68.85 μg.|
|Vitamin C||6.01 mg.|