Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ragi Cone Dosa With Kale Carrot Chutney

Ragi(Finger millet) is a nourishing grain ,which is incorporated in many South Indian dishes.Its incredibly low in fat and sugar,excellent source of Calcium. The Ragi porridge like oat meal, toppped with fruits and nuts is a great for a blooming start of day . The Ragi Dosa is little elaborate, I reserve it for weekend breakfast or brunch.
The nutrition in Ragi dosa is like no other ,serve with an even more nutritious Kale Carrot chutney on side,it is truly an ideal breakfast combo - don't you think?

Cone dosa reminds me of the restaurant style plating of dosa ,crisp and inviting.

Recipe : Ragi Cone Dosa
Makes a dozen large dosas
1 cup Ragi flour
1 1/2 cup Yellow Mung dal(lentil)
1 inch ginger root ,peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon Canola Oil

Soak Mung Dal in water over night.Drain all the water.Transfer in a wet grinder ,add the ginger,salt and 1/2 cup of water and grind it smooth.Add another cup of water along with the Ragi flour,grind some more until the batter is smooth with consistency of 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.For an exciting presentation , cut through the radius of the dosa, twirl in like a cone and plate it upside down on plate.

I keep playing with ingredients ,to add more variety ,appeal as well as nutrition to the everyday cooking.Kale and Carrot,who would have thought could make such a zesty chutney. The secret is to add more flavorful, just kale and carrot together aren't getting any attention from taste buds, add a hint of spice and tang , the vegetables gets a whole new make over.
Recipe : Kale Carrot Chutney
Makes 1 cup
2 cups of fresh kale ,thoroughly rinsed and chopped
1 large carrot,peeled and chopped
1 plum red tomato ,chopped
few curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
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 Tablespoon of canola oil
1/4 cup cold water
Heat a pan on medium heat,add the cumin seeds,curry leaves and red chillies,let saute for a minute,now add the tomatoes,carrots and kale.Cover and cook until tender,10-12 minutes.
Carefully transfer in a grinder\blender,cover and run the machine until coarsely ground.Then add the water,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.

Ragi Dosa is my entry for Weekend herb Blogging ,hosted this week by Cinzia of Cindystar


sangeeta said...

i love ragi dosa...with green mung too. The chutney is a good idea..

Padhu said...

I make ragi dosa adding urad dal to ragi flour but u have added moong dal .I will try your version.Dosa looks crispy

Priti said...

I make ragi dosa instant n other way ...liked your method n also the chutney ..shall try ...looks delicious

Priya said...

Cone dosa with ragi looks super that chutney too..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dosa with chutney looks so tempting and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What an interesting dosa shape. I really love that chutney!



Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwww. Yummy and healthy dosa.. looks absolutely tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy dosa..looks really good..lovely chutney 2 go wid

Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy dosa..looks really good..lovely chutney 2 go wid

Jennifurla said...

I have never seen anything like this, and I love the chutney idea...Love

divya said...

Delicious and healthy dosa...Absolutely mouthwatering..

Sathya Sankar said...

Dosa looks perfect and yum! Love the idea of carrot chutney with kale, very healthy!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Gorgeous cone dosaLooks absolutely mouthwatering and lip

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wonderful and healthy recipe dear,love it with chutney,yum:)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

I make a different one. This is yummy.

Cooking Foodie said...

I have never made a ragi dosa but the cone dosa looks so tempting! Maybe this will finally elevate the dosa to healthy category in my family!

Rumana Rawat said...

Beautiful.. and i have started my event Treat to Eyes series-2, do participate:)

SS blogs here said...

Thanks for both recipes. I have been on the look-out for kale dishes. This chutney sounds delicious. Will definitely try it! Cheers!

Rahin said...

reminds me of the restaurant too Yasmeen, love the chutney, never tried a kale chutney

Cindystar said...

very fascinating, like all Indian dishes.
I could hardly find Ragi here but should one day be able to fly to India (one of my wishes!) I will certainly have a try!
thanks for participating, WHB#276 recap
is on line, have a nice week!

Malli's Mint and Mimosas said...

I am always looking for ways to use Ragi and now I have found a wonderful healthy dosa both Healthy and tasty.... Thank You:)

hcg diet said...

That looks delectable! Love the chutney bit - excellent idea!

purchase hcg said...

Looks absolutely tempting! said...

ow so yummy and healthy. i love indian food especially martabaks they are so tempting for me hmm.

Anonymous said...

I love south India food & specially from Karnataka, I ate lot ragi Hittu & Rotis, But not dosa. I Will try this. Can any one tell me what is kale? The Ingredent of chutney.


mallugirl said...

haven't been here in a long time.:0 how are u? the cone dosa took me straight back to coimbatore!! great looking dosa.

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