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Fermented Buckwheat + Yellow Split Pea (Matar Dal) Dosa Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

A super easy, nutritious and flavorful dosa recipe made with yellow split peas and buckwheat flour for a fun twist! These Indian dosas are fermented for added flavor and gut healing powers. Gluten-free & vegan.
Prep Time3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Fermentation Time8 hrs
Total Time11 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Fermentation, Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Buckwheat Flour
  • Yellow Split Peas


  • 3 cups yellow split peas
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 7 cups water


  • Place yellow split peas in a large bowl. Cover with water. Soak for (at least) 3 hours.
  • Drain soaked split peas. Place into a blender with 3/4 cup water. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the blended split peas in a bowl, jar or container that is not metal, but plastic or glass (metal interferes with fermentation). Cover and put in a warm, dark place to ferment overnight or at least 8 hours (the batter should nearly double in size overnight).
  • Place the fermented split peas into a large bowl. Stir in flour, spices and 7 cups of water. Mix until smooth. The batter should be rather thin.
  • Heat a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease lightly with oil.
  • Using a ladle (about 1/2 cup), scoop batter, pour into center of heated skillet and moving quickly using the handle of the skillet, tilt and swirl the batter until you have a thin crepe-like circle of batter in the pan.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the top is firm and cooked throughout. Fold over and remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Enjoy!



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Serving: 5dosas | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg