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Monday, May 14, 2007

Red Chori Beans Dosa - 1

These dosas were created as an experiment in my kitchen. When we bought red chori beans for the first time, we had no idea they would double up in their volume. We used half of the soaked beans for the intended purpose and were still left with a huge amount of beans. These delicious dosas were therefore born with the addition of some basic ingredients and grinding into a coarser batter. Later on with some experimentation, I came up with another recipe which I am going to post soon.

Ingredients required:
Red chori beans - 1/2 cup
Rice - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 10
Salt
Two onions, finely chopped
Oil - To make dosas

Soak chori beans and rice over night in plenty of water. These beans tend to double in their volume. This quantity makes around 10 - 12 dosas. Increase the quantity of the ingredients accordingly, if you need more dosas,.
In the morning, drain the water used to soak and wash the beans and rice thoroughly with fresh water.
Grind them into a coarse batter along with chillies and salt. Use only the amount of water required to grind the batter. Let the batter be on thicker side. It will take around a minute to grind the batter. If you wish, add the chopped onions to the batter.
To make dosas, heat a griddle or a shallow pan. When you sprinkle a few drops of water on the griddle, the water should sizzle and evaporate. This means the griddle is ready. Pour a ladle full of batter on the center of the griddle and spread it into a thin circle with the back side of the ladle. If you haven't added onion to the batter, now sprinkle some onion pieces on the dosa. Pour a tsp of oil along the edges of the dosa. Cook on medium flame till the bottom side turns brown. Flip it and again spread some oil along the edges. Let it cook on the bottom side. Then remove the dosa and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
Serve hot dosas with chutney.

8 comments:

Roopa said...

the dosa looks very good! nice expt!

Sreelu said...

Suma,

What are chori beans, hmm I will google for it. Beans dosa's I guess this is the first time I heard. Thanks for the recipe

Asha said...

Thank you!! I have one more dal dosa to try.Looks delicious Suma:))
You could send this to Nupur on next Monday for the letter "R"!!!

Kribha said...

Looks great suma. I make a gravy & dry curry regularly. Will try your dosa very soon. Thanks for posting this healthy recipe.

DEEPA said...

yummy dosa...really delicious

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay that dosa is looking great...I love it...Nice healthy recipe...YUM!

Seasons said...

oooooooh looks yum! Thanks for it, I just bought Red chori for the first time and didn't know what to make with it :) Now I know!

Thanks

Jennifer said...

I am eager to try this. One doubt, without doing it and reading the words 'coarse grinding', I wonder, would this batter be thicker than a typical dosa batter? Also seems unlike dosa this does not need to be fermented? Thanks so much for posting this unique offering!