Thursday, September 13, 2007

Healthy Dosa!

These are two recipes i tried last week but am posting today. I do not know if i can call these "recipes", more like experiments and trying to make the best possible use of the available ingredients and time ;-)
So, here are the variations i tried for the good old dosa we all love.

Mixed Vegetable Dosa

What you need

  • Dosa batter

  • Methi (Fenugreek) finely chopped, grated Bottle gourd (i used the veggies in my fridge)

  • Coriander, chillies and cumin seeds finely chopped or ground in the mixie

  • 1 Onion finely chopped

  • Salt to taste

    • How to prepare

      1. Mix all the ingredients in the dosa batter.

      2. Heat the tava, pour a ladle of batter, spread the dosa, and let it cook till slightly brown.
      That's it. Isn't it a tasty, healthy and nutritious but extremely easy recipe?

      Mixed Dal Dosa

      This is called Adai when you use a specific proportion and types of dals to make it. I have modified the original to suit the availability of ingredients in my kitchen when we feel like having a quick, light, healthy snack or sometimes even dinner.

      What you need
      • Rice, udad dal, chana dal (i had only these, you can also add tur dal, moong dal, masoor dal etc)
      • Coriander, chillies, and cumin seeds
      • Salt to taste
      How to prepare
      1. Soak all the dals for about 3-4 hours.

      2. Grind to a smooth batter with the coriander, chillies, cumin seeds and salt.

      3. Heat the tava, pour a ladle of batter, spread the dosa, and let it cook till slightly brown.

      You will get your protein boost with the dals and it requires very less oil as well. You can eat it with any available chatni powder or the standard coconut chutney and sambar. Also, tastes yummy with a blob of fresh home-made butter :-)


      Foodlovers said...

      Hey Anu,
      The veggie Dosa looks very Yummy... A very Good meal for Kids to give for School Lunchbox...

      Thanks for visiting my blog....& also to try the Gojju...its yummy.


      bee said...

      dear anu,thanks for dropping by our site. it's great to discover your blog. will add you to our blogroll.

      a suggestion: could you please contact indira of mahanandi to get your blog on food blog desam? ('s an RSS aggregator for food blogs.

      that way, it's easy to keep track of your latest posts.

      Anu said...

      FC: Thanks and it was a pleasure visiting your blog :)

      Bee: Thanks a lot. I have written to Indira.

      Mansi Desai said...

      Hi, even I make this the same way, except I add tomatoes, capsicum and use rava for batter!

      hey, thanks for linking to my site...but could you edit the name to "Fun and Food" instead of "Funn Fud??"

      I've added your blog too:)

      Anu said...

      Mansi: Yep, using rava is another variation..I add tomatoes too but no stock last week :)..Point taken and changed to Fun and Food :)

      Roopa said...

      Thanks for dropping by, which led me to your blog too :)
      lovely Dosa its all that experimenting males it a perfect recipe. ! happy blogging:)

      Sharmi said...

      the dosas look and sound delicious and simple. my grandmom used to make the dal variety called adai.

      bee said...

      dear anu, re: your blogroll, isn't 'happy burp' vaishali's blog? ashwini's is 'food for thought'.

      Jeena said...

      Lovely dosa recipes anu I love the pictures. :)

      Anu said...

      Roopa: Yep keep experimenting all the time :)

      Sharmi: Thanks :)

      Bee: Thanks for pointing out. Have changed the links :)

      Jeena: Thanks. Try it :)

      bhags said...

      the dosas look your pics

      First time here...nice recipes and wonderful blog