This is the first time I have tried with leftover
curd rice.It was soft and the blend of Moringa,
gave out an appetising flavour.
If you have left over dosa batter,you could mix
2-3 batter with 1 cup left over curd rice .
What I did today -I mixed urad flour,rice flour
and poha with curd rice,and freshly plucked
moringa leaves…..to a healthy breakfast .
To the recipe now
1 cup leftover curd rice
1/2 cup urad dal flour
1 cup rice flour
A handful of poha ( aval ,rice flakes )
A handful of moringa leaves
1 onion chopped fine
1 tbsp chilli flakes
1 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of baking soda
Salt to taste
•Mix all the ingredients together,and set aside
for 20 minutes.
•Pour a ladle,do not spread much .It should
look an uthapam ( thick ).
•Pour oil/ ghee around and cook on both sides .
Serve with any chutneys of your choice .
Today’s dinner yummy dosa.Iwas planning to make the basic rawa dosa for dinner.
Before starting to make dinner, I have a habit of checking my terrace garden.
The lush spinach leaves, glistening more due to rains attracted me.
So….there you go to the create of this healthy, tasty and beautiful recipe.
I have tried both porous dosai and normal crisp dosa( see photo below)
So do try and let me know your comments.
For the recipe now
2 cups roasted rawa/semolina
1 cup palak leaves/ spinach
3-4 dry chillies
2 pips of garlic
1-2 tsp cummin seeds
2 tblsp rice flour
1 tblsp flour/ wheat flour
1/4 tsp.baking soda
Salt to taste.
Blend all ingredients fine except the ingredients in bold .Mix in the flour without any lumps .
The batter should not be thick or thin.
Pour in a griddle add a little oil or butter and cook on both sides .
For porous dosa : Add more water to make a thin batter.Pour all over the griddle to
create the porous look.Add oil and cook till crisp .Serve with coconut chutney
Variations :You could add grated cheese or paneer after it is cooked on one side.
Horse gram or Kollu is one healthy bean loaded with nutrients to man and animal too.
The soup or rasam made from this bean aids in relieving congestion,cough,fever ,fat .Not
only soups you could make many dishes from this healthy grain. Click on this link to
know about another variety of horsegram dosai Horsegram sprouts dosai(pancakes).
Today’s recipe is made with sprouted horsegram..When made with sprouted grains you
get a softer texture,so do try it for breakfast or dinner and send in your comments.
Highly recommended and beneficial for diabetic patients.
If you are not able to get sprouts you could soak the gram overnight
For the recipe now
1 cup horsegram sprouts
a handful of whole green gram
1 cup raw rice
2 -3 green chillies or red chillies
1 inch piece ginger
1 tsp cummin seeds
salt to taste.
a little oil or ghee to make the dosas
Soak the green gram and rice for only 20 minutes.Grind with the rest of the ingredients
like for dosa batter.Add salt to taste.
Pour in a dosa griddle and make thin dosas .Add oil or ghee .Cook on both sides.
Serve with any chutney of your choice.
Today i’m going to share with you 2 types of dosas,well suited for breakfast.The first one
will be with greens,mixed in normal iddli-dosa batter. IDDLIS (SOUTH INDIAN FOOD).
I have used karisalakanni leaves,known as the false daisy or bringaraj .This is a wonder
herb which nature has bestowed us with.To the pointers of health benefits now..
It is good for asthma and cold related ailments.
Best tonic for liver disorders.
Good to improve complexion and hair,teeth,eyesight.
Relief from piles,urinary infections ,cracked heels
Used in treating jaundice,used as a gargle to improve strength of gums.
Well,i have given some of the benefits ,please do explore further.There are 3 types of this
herb, bearing white, yellow and blue flowers.The blue ones are very rare to find.The
yellow and white flowers and leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicines and oils.The
minute i was enlightened by the benefits,it has been added to my herbal garden.!
To move on to the recipe now.
1 Cup leaves
2 green chillies
1 tsp.cummin seeds or 1/2 tsp kalonji or nigella seeds
1 cup dosa batter
Grind the bold listed to a paste,Mix into the batter and make dosas.
Variations to go green…
Spinach leaves,coriander leaves,mint leaves,balloon vine leaves,gotukola or vallarai
basil leaves ,curry leaves…….
To entice your kids ,you could make dosas like pizza,topped with cheese and tomatoes
with these greens.
The next one will be Beetroot dosa or pancakes
This dosa is made with wheat flour.Beetroot is another wonder vegetable packed with
nutrients.Story of discovery made short…had leftover beetroot water gotten after
cooking beetroot for another dish……and so it started.Let’s get into the recipe now.
1 cup beetroot water
1 Cup wheat flour
1 tblsp.curd or yoghurt
salt to taste.
Beat eggs with salt ,add curd and the beetroot water.Gradually add in the flour and make
into a batter like for pancakes.Pour a ladle of the batter and make into shapes you like.
You could also blend in the puree of beetroot(boiled or raw) .
Those who need to spice up more could add chilli flakes or chopped green chillies to the