Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crispy Moong Dal Masala Dosa

Dosa or crispy pancake is a staple food of South India. It is served mainly for breakfast. It is also popular allover India. To make a regular dosa is atleast 2 days job. You have to soak rice & dal overnight, next morning grind them to make a batter and keep it for fermenting, it's a lengthy process..but end result is definitely awesome. Once you have it, you'll never forget the taste. I would like to share with you a simple dosa recipe, which you can make instantly avoiding all those process. It is made from Moong dal and it tastes as good as regular dosa. I am sure everybody will love this. From when I get to know that moong dal burns fat from your body(ya, it's true, Ayurveda says that), I am just looking for moong dal recipe everywhere and trying to consume as much as possible. So, I found out this recipe here and tried it. It's a lovely recipe. So try for sure and you'll love this ...............

Ingredients---------
For Dosa :
Moong dal : 2/3 cup
Ginger : 1"
Green chilli : 2/3
Oil : 3-4 tblsp.
For Masala filling :
Potato : 2/3
Green peas : 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp.
Dry red chilli : 1(bresk into 2)
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Chilli powder : 1 tsp.
Grren chilli : 1 or 2 (cut into small pieces)(optional)
Coriander leaves : a handful
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste

Method :
  • Soak moong dal in hot water for 1 hour. Grind dal adding ginger, green chilli, salt and 2 tblsp.(tablespoon) of water. Don't use much water and make a smooth paste. It won't be not too dry but a smooth, creamy batter.
  • With a spoon, whisk the batter in circular motion only for 2-3 minutes. keep aside. The batter is now ready to make dosa.
  • For the masala filling, boil potatoes. Cut in cube like pieces. In a pan, heat oil. Then add dry red chilli, cumin & mustard seeds, when it splutters, add green chillies, potatoes and green peas. Put salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Stir for few minutes and mix well with potatoes.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water and in low flame let it cook. This is not a very dry preperation. There will be a little gravy well-coated with potatoes and masala will be soft. Sprinkle coriander leaves over it and masala is ready.
  • To make the dosa, take a non-stick tawa or a frying pan with wide flat surface. Grease the whole pan with 1 tsp. oil and drop little batter on it. Now with back of a spatula, spread the batter in circular motion in a thin layer.
  • As soon as the upper surface looks dry, drizzle one tblsp. oil all over the dosa. Flip over carefully. The lower surface should be light golden in color and crispy. Cook the flip over side until it also turns light golden for about 1 minute.
  • Flip it over again and put some of the masala filling in the center of the dosa and fold from both sides.
  • Take it out of the pan and serve hot. Same way, make some more dosas and serve with sambar and coconut chutney.
Sambar recipe, you will find here , it can be made with or without vegetables.

If you have excess dosa batter, don't throw them out. Try next day this Moong Dal Vada. It goes well as an accompaniment with any dal(lentil) and white rice or serve just as an appetizer.
Ingredients :
Dosa batter
Coriander leaves : a handful
Black cumin(nigella) seeds : 1 tsp.
Oil for frying

Method :
  • Heat enough oil in a pan( it doesn't have to be deep-fried). Take little amount of batter in your hand and drop little by little on the oil. Fry on both sides until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and keep on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
Note : always serve this vada hot and make just before serving, as it gets soft very fast, then it won't taste so great. Serve with any chutney or chilli or tomato ketchup.

Both recipes are going to MLLA : Sixth Helping : Hot & Spicy at Tasty palettes hosted by Suganya
Also sending these two mouth-watering warming recipe to Trupti of Recipe Center who is hosting Winter Treat Event.











5 comments:

anudivya said...

Both the dishes from the same batter? Sounds great.
And this is pretty quick and easy too.

Sunshinemom said...

Loved the idea - I could satisfy both my husband and my daughter with one batter:)

sowmya said...

very good recipe,,will try it....

Soma said...

Moong dal diye dosa kono din khayini, kintu cheela kheyechi... must be tasting similar. delicious.

Usha said...

Moong dal dosa features regularly in my kitchen but I have never tried making fritters with leftover batter...the dosa and the fritters both look fantastic :-)

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