Monday, January 25, 2010
There are infinite variations to a Dosa.Too bad only one was posted.A poor performing blender kept me from making dosas for long.That changed after buying the Vitamix.Now I can make Dosa at ease in unlimited varieties.
This combination Dosa with Barley,lentils and Herbs like Methi and Spinach, no fermentation required ,is the one I'm making more often for weekend brunches.
Recipe : Herbs Barley Lentil Dosa
Makes a dozen large dosas
1 cup Barley ,hulled
1/2 cup Yellow Mung dal(lentil)
1/2 cup white Urad dal(lentil)
1 inch ginger root ,peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh Methi(fenugreek) leaves
1 cup Spinach
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon Canola Oil
Soak barley and the lentils in water over night.
Drain all the water.Transfer in a wet grinder ,add the greens,salt and ginger.Add 1/2 cup of water and grind it smooth.Add another cup of water through the grinding process until the batter is little runny,as the pancake batter.
Heat the non stick pan on medium high. Pour one ladle of batter right in the middle. Spread by making circles. let cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and let cook for another minute.Sprinkle some finely chopped onions and serve warm with chutney.
Brown Sesame Almond Parsley Chutney\Spread
Same with the chutneys,since Vitamix has made the job simpler,I'm on chutney spree.
Brown sesame seeds need to rinsed and toasted before grinding for best results of smoother spread\chutney .
Recipe : Almond Sesame Chutney
Makes 1 cup
3/4 cup Brown sesame seeds
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup fresh Parsley(or used cilantro or mint)
Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lemon
2-4 dried red chillies(or use any kind of hot chili peppers dry or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water
Using a fine mesh strainer,rinse the sesame seeds under cold running water.Drain all water.Let sit for about 30 minutes.
Heat a pan on medium.Toast the seeds until all dry and toasted,add the almonds and chillies in to the pan during last 2 minutes.
Transfer in a grinder,cover and run the machine until coarsely ground.Then add the water,greens,lemon juice and salt,and grind until smooth.Store in clean air tight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.Perfect on sandwiches,burgers , dosa or with Brown rice.
The chutney is my entry for Priya's Cooking with Seeds: Sesame