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Savory Multigrain Waffles

Savory Multigrain Waffles are fusion twist to ever so popular Indian Dosa and classic breakfast waffles. These delicious waffles will surely become your favorite breakfast or brunch recipe. A cup of Masala Chai on the side and you have ultimate food nirvana !

Homemade multigrain waffles use simple pantry ingredients. They are light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Additionally, they are low calorie yet nourishing, vegan and gluten free. Similar to Pohe , Bread Upma, Thalipeeth and Savory Chia Oats Bowl , you will enjoy this Indian Breakfast recipe.

A hand holding golden brown crispy dosa waffle. This indo-american fusion recipe os kid friendly, low calorie and delicious.

Family Favorite Savory Waffles

This is one of our favorite meals to make together as a family over the weekend. It’s kids favorite recipe so they help out in making them.

Do you prefer waffles or pancakes for breakfast? Until we invested in a good waffle griddle, we were heavily team pancakes. But now even my kids love helping out with waffle making. I love family bonding time with kids and this is one great thing to do with them… Mother’s Day Brunch …and other such celebrations !

You will love these multi grain savory waffles

  • this very accommodative and forgiving recipe.
  • It is gluten free, vegan, soy and nut free
  • Easy, quick and useful
  • Kid friendly recipe – perfect for young kids to get involved in cooking under supervision.

Stack of dosa waffles served with vegetable sambar, cilantro chutney and dry chutney. This savory waffle recipe is glutenfree and vegan.

Serving Suggestions

These fluffy, crispy and savory waffles are best served with Vegetable Sambar ( lentil stew). This classic combination is super delicious and makes a wholesome complete meal.

I also serve these savory dosa waffles with multitude of dry and wet chutneys and pickles. Apple Ginger Chutney, Peach Chutney ( for the sweet and spicy action) and tomato chutney add extra oomph to the flavors.  I also like to sprinkle Flaxseed Garlic Chutney over it.  Also try carrot ginger pickle and sweet lemon pickle for freshness.

The fermented dosa batter is gut friendly with natural probiotics. It’s full of complex carbs and plant protein. And it keeps your belly full and happy.

Savory Multigrain dosa waffles served on blue and black dinner plate.

THE IDEA TO TURN DOSA INTO WAFFLES

The idea to make this fusion recipe of dosa and waffle came to my mind out of the sheer necessity. I love to mix and match different cuisines to make meals interesting. This recipe was one such effort.

We love South Indian food especially all kinds of dosa in our family immensely. Someone in the family often craves hearty dosa dinner every now and then.

However making dosa at dinnertime is time consuming and tricky. You have to perfect the art of spreading it just right so that you get golden crispy restaurant style dosa.

Also, dosa needs to be cooked one by one unless you have commercial grade griddle that whips up few dosas at once.

So when we want to eat together as family dinner, it always is a problem. If you are serving one by one, one person is waiting till the next one and the dosa maker is always the last one to eat.

Secondly,  dosa tastes best when served fresh. So making it ahead isn’t that good an option either..

So when I was in search of some solution to make this beloved dosa dinner experience more family friendly, an idea to  make them into waffles was born..

And I am so glad it worked so beautifully. Now it’s the only way we make dosa dinners. We get 4 waffles ready, set another 4 to cook and entire family of 4 can have sit down dinner together full of dosa waffles.

How To Make Savory Multigrain Dosa Waffles?

  1. Preheat your waffle maker and spray some cooking oil or rub a little oil on.
  2. Pour the prepared batter onto hot waffle maker.
  3. Close the lid and cook until golden brown.
  4. Carefully remove cooked waffles. Serve with Chutney and sambar. Enjoy !

Process step photo collage to make multigrain dosa waffles.

Can You Freeze Savory Waffles?

Yes. These make-ahead savory homemade waffle recipe works well for freezer. Make a big batch at ones and then freeze waffles.

Let them cool down before packing. Use zip-lock freezer bags. Pull them out as many needed. Do not thaw them much as they will get mushy and loose the shape and crispness.

To reheat waffles, just pop them in the toaster, oven or even microwave. Once reheated, eat soon.

HOW TO SERVE MULTIGRAIN DOSA WAFFLES FOR CROWD

Make a big batch of batter. Start making the waffles. Simultaneously set your Oven to “warm” setting.

Place the waffles right on the oven rack when you take them out of your waffle iron. This will keep them crispy and warm until you’re ready to enjoy.

How To Make Multigrain Dosa Batter?

Use these ingredients :
1 cup brown rice
1 cup quinoa
1 cup urad dal ( skinned black gram)
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
Salt per taste

Ingredients needed to make multigrain dosa batter.

Wash all the ingredients except salt and soak them in water for 8 -10 hours. Drain the water. Using a grinder or mixer,  grind all soaked grains to smooth puree. Add little water as needed.

Keep the ground batter in warm dark place for fermentation for about 12 hours. Mix well, add the salt and spices ( if using) before use.

You can add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, carrots and other vegetables in the batter. You can spice it up using ginger garlic paste,  green chilies and cilantro.

The batter should be thick but pourable, ( honey like consistency) Don’t make it very watery and runny. 

You can also use the batter straight from the refrigerator. Unlike dosa making, it doesn’t need to be at room temperature.

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Stack of dosa waffles served with vegetable sambar, cilantro chutney and dry chutney. This savory waffle recipe is glutenfree and vegan.

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Savory Multigrain dosa waffles served on blue and black dinner plate.

Savory Multigrain Waffles

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Savory Multigrain Waffles are fusion twist to ever so popular Indian dosa and classic breakfast waffles. These savory and easy waffles will become your favorite breakfast or brunch recipe. This 5 ingredient recipe is vegan and gluten free.

Instructions

    PREPARE DOSA BATTER :

    Wash all the ingredients and soak them in water for 8 -10 hours. Drain the water. Using a grinder or mixer,  grind all soaked grains to smooth puree. Add little water as needed.

    Keep the ground batter in warm dark place for fermentation for about 12 hours. Mix well, add the salt before use.

    HOW TO MAKE DOSA WAFFLES

    Preheat your waffle maker and spray some cooking oil or rub a little oil on.

    Pour the fermented batter onto hot waffle maker. Close the lid and cook until golden brown.

    Carefully remove cooked waffles. Serve with Chutney and sambar. Enjoy

Notes

COOKING TIME DOES NOT INCLUDE TIME TO MAKE AND FERMENT THE BATTER. If you want to make instant dosa batter, grind all the grains and lentil with water. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon and baking soda. Let it sit for 10 minutes and use the batter.

You can add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, carrots and other vegetables in the waffle batter. You can spice it up using ginger garlic paste,  green chilies and cilantro.

The batter should be thick but pourable, ( honey like consistency) Don't make it very watery and runny.

You can also use the batter straight from the refrigerator. Unlike dosa making, it doesn't need to be at room temperature.

Adjust the cooking time based on the type of waffle maker you are using.

If you want to make classic original dosa batter, use 2 :1 rice and dal ratio. You can also substitute other grains of choice. Make sure to season the batter with salt before cooking. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2-3 WAFFLES
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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Sulekha

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Hi! Love this super innovative recipe! Rarely ever comment, however, am fascinated by this one. please do guide me as I am planning to buy an electric grill (not a waffle maker).. can I directly pour dosa batter on electric grill, instead of partially making it on a tava? If that cannot be done then the whole point of me buying a Tefal electric contact grill is lost if a dosa cannot be poured directly on the grill... and then I might just buy the ninja foodi grill. your comment will aid my decision... and, of course, help me in making this amazing waffle dosa recipe of yours -- with grill marks, of course ;) Note: am not interested in buying a waffle maker as I feel an electric grill will be far better investment and look forward to hearing from you :) Best wishes and regards to you for your wonderful site and lovely recipes.

admin

Friday 27th of August 2021

Thank you for your comment. I can not specifically comment on the grill you mentioned but there are several grills that you can directly pour the batter over them and make multiple dosa at once.

Stephanie

Thursday 9th of April 2020

I've never heard of dosa, going to try this soon, thanks!

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