Aug 27, 2015

Mixed Lentils Dosa

Mixed Lentils Dosa - A tasty and nutritious dosa. It goes well with coconut chutney / tomato chutney/ sambar / dosa podi (pole pitto) ...

Makes: 10 - 14

50 g tur dal (1/4 cup)
50 g moong dal (split yellow gram)
50 g masoor dal ( pink color dal )
50 g urad dal
50 g green gram ( moong )
50 g channa dal
50 g raw rice or basmati rice
Water for making batter
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/4 teaspoon hing ( asafoetida )
1 /2 teaspoon pepper powder
1 tablespoon oil / ghee


Wash and clean dals and  rice.  Soak in water for 4 hours or overnight. Make a smooth paste in a mixer in 2 batches.

Add 1/4 cup water when making batter. Batter should be of dropping consistency. Just like Dosa batter. Add extra water if required. Add salt to taste , pepper powder and hing ( asafoetida ). Mix all the batter ingredients well. Do not keep this batter for fermentation. One can prepare it immediately or after 1 - 2 hours.

Heat a dosa tawa / flat tawa. Grease the tawa with little oil.

Make the dosa by placing a ladleful ( approximately 120 ml ) of batter on the centre. Spread evenly by circular rotations using the base of the ladle, starting from the centre and progressing outwards. Let the dosa color, and sprinkle a few drops of ghee. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. The underside should be golden brown in color.

Flip over dosa and cook the other side also for 2 - 3 minutes on a medium heat. Once it turn golden color, remove carefully. Serve with coconut chutney / tomato chutney ...

Tomato Chutney

Serves: 3


3 onions, roughly chopped
10 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 pinches turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 teaspoon oil


Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and garlic. Fry till pink in color.

Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix well and fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Do not add water.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until tomato - onion mixture thickens. Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for 15 minutes. 

Transfer this mixture to a  small mixer  bowl and blend till smooth. Do not add water. Serve with Idli / Dosa .

1 comment:

Leelagovind said...

good combination..will try someday..