Do you want to start an energetic day? For this, you need to have a Healthy breakfast and healthy breakfast provides your body vital nutrients. If we talk about light and low-calorie diet in breakfast, south Indian food comes first. Dosa a staple of South India makes for a yummy breakfast item. According to a survey, dosa is a preferred option among the Metro Cities — Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru. The survey is based on online breakfast orders in more than 12,000 restaurants across eight cities. It is enjoyed by people all over the country.
Choices of breakfast in different cities
• Bengaluru: Masala dosa, idli-vada, poha
• Chennai: Idli, plain dosa, ghee podi idli
• Mumbai: Masala dosa, plain dosa, bun maska
• Pune: Masala dosa, poha, sabudana khichdi
• Hyderabad: Bread lukmi, Spanish omelette, chicken sandwich
• Delhi/Gurgaon (both have the same choices): Chhole bhature, parathas, dosa( As we know Delhi people love to have oily and spicy food )
But is it really healthy? According to a nutritionist, ‘Dosa is a great source of complete protein for vegetarians as it is made of rice batter and urad dal (black gram lentil) and completes the amino acids in them.’ Here are some more benefits of this much-loved dish.
A good source of carbohydrates: Dosa contains a very saturated fat and healthy nutrients which provide our body with the energy needed to carry out different functions. It is the best option for people on a weight loss diet as well.
You Can have lunch, breakfast or dinner: Dosa is a versatile dish. It can be a breakfast item, can be served for lunch or dinner. It is easy to digest and even one dosa can keep you adequately full. In case you wish to eat a heavy meal, you can add stuffing inside it. It is eaten with chutney (coconut, tomato, etc) and sambar (a curry of various vegetables).
It Provides protein: Protein is another essential nutrient required by our body. It keeps us full for longer as it slowly releases energy and also helps make our hair, bones and muscles stronger. Vegetarians often complain of having very few sources of protein, unlike meat eaters. Including dosa in your diet plan will help you.
Tasty and healthy: Are you on diet and often miss out on tasty foods, then dosa in your meal plan to make up for this loss. It is a healthy and yummy option. In order to make it more nutritious, you can add spinach, carrot, low-fat paneer, and oats into the batter. You can also grind the oats or flaxseeds along with the rice and dal to make it extremely rich in fibre and Dosa is easy to assimilate and digest food.
Let’s take a view why people prefer this low-calorie dish in breakfast.
Calorie count of various types of dosa
Plain dosa – 37 calories
Oats dosa – 304 calories
Masala dosa – 415 calories
Set dosa – 52 calories
Paneer dosa – 200 calories