I always look out for ways to add lentils to our diet… Bored with the usual dal fries, i was on a hunt for something new and yum and i got this recipe! This was from my husbands aunt who is an expert in cooking and my inspiration… She being above 60 years of age, still has such great passion for cooking that it leaves me spell bound.. She prepares all kinds of dishes ranging from authentic konkani to north indian to chinese.. She even writes down the recipes she gets from various TV channels and makes a point to try it in her kitchen.. Amazing right!!
My thinking as a beginner in cooking was that if she at this age could do this, so i could also learn cooking easily… And i must say that with her help i have learned a lot of skills in the kitchen.. I wish all newly married girls could get a person like her to teach cooking..Anyhow, regarding this dosa, it is a very easy recipe and something which cannot go wrong with even beginners in dosa making.. It is also very healthy due to the addition of different lentils which are a rich source of protein.. Just toss in the lentils, soak it for some hours,grind it and lo! your dosa batter is ready!Ya..You guessed it right! This dosa batter requires no fermentation.. I actually grind it the previous night and keep it in the fridge for the breakfast next morning..Do try it and i am sure you will love it!!
Health Benefits of Lentils: Lowers Cholesterol, Good for heart health and digestive health,Stabilizes blood sugar,Increases energy and good source of protein.
1/2 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Whole Urad or Urad dal
1/2 Cup Whole Moong or Moong Dal
1/2 Cup Toor Dal
1/2 Cup Chana Dal
You can add one or skip one dal from the recipe!
2 tsp Fenugreek seeds/ Methi seeds
Red chillies to taste / Green chillies 3 to 4
1 inch piece of Ginger
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing the pan
1.Take the rice, dals and the methi seeds in one large bowl and soak it for around 4 to 5 hours along with red chillies..
Note: If adding green chillies, dont soak..Add it to the mixer while grinding..
2.Grind the mixture along with ginger and little water to get a slightly thick smooth batter…Dont make the batter watery…
3.Keep it in a warm place for 3 hours (Optional)..
Note: I grind in the evening, keep the batter outside till i go to sleep and then keep in the fridge overnight.. You can make dosas as soon as you grind the batter too..
4.Right before preparing dosas, add salt to the batter and mix well..
5.While preparing,heat a pan with drops of oil..Add one ladle of the batter in the center and rotate the batter in a circular motion and spread the dosa as big as you want..
6. Cover and cook the dosa in medium flame..
7.Open the cover in a minute and remove the dosa from the sides slowly and flip it ..
8.Cook the other side as well…
9.Remove the dosa from the pan and serve hot with chutney or sambar..Enjoyy!!
Note:Keep the batter if remaining in the fridge..