Can Diabetics eat Dosa?


Dosa is a famous south Indian breakfast! Which is now eaten all over India. As Dosa is rich in carbohydrates Every Diabetic has this Question ” Can diabetics eat Dosa”  Of course you can but you may have to limit the no of Dosas you take and also may modify the recipe and try making Fenugreek Dosa , Moong dal Dosa. Let us see How is it going to be if you take Dosa in your breakfast.

Dosa with coconut chutney and sambar is the most favourite one for many of us, Let us see the recipe for plain dosa to understand  what does it contain so that we can get the answer for our question Can  Can Diabetics eat Dosa?

Dosa is generally made of raw rice and urad dal, but the recipe we are showing is bit modified one so that it will suit better to diabetics.

can diabetics eat dosa?

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All the ingredients in Dosa and Coconut chutney are good for diabetics but raw rice is not very good for diabetics.

Generally people only use raw rice and urad dal for preparation of dosa. This recipe also includes parboiled rice which has lower glycemic index and rich in vitamins.

One more tip is to use less coconut because coconut contains high amounts of saturated fat. So you may try coriander chutney or tomatoe onion chutney  instead of coconut chutney.

I make this tomatoe onion chutney which is diabetic friendly, see below how to make this chutney

ingredients required

  1. 2 onions medium sized
  2. 1 tomatoe medium sized
  3. green chillies -2
  4. garlic cloves -3
  5. curry leaves – 8
  6. mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  7. cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  8. ginger – as you like
  9. oil – 1 tbsp (I prefer rice bran oil)

how to prepare diabetic friendly onion tomatoe chutney

  1. Fry all the ingredients
  2. Allow them to cool to room temperature
  3. make them into a fine paste using a mixie grinder.
  4. chutney is ready.


Diabetics can eat plain dosa but should be careful with the type of chutney they will take along with dosa and also the amount of chutney or sambar you consume with Dosa. We will straight away say no to consuming dosa with pickles. Sambar is also a good choice with Dosa. Also adding a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to your [easyazon_link identifier=”B00M711MX4″ locale=”IN” tag=”readitt-21″]dosa mix[/easyazon_link]/ chutney will make your dosas diabetic friendly.

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