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Friday, July 25, 2008

Plantain Dosa

For the first time, I was scouring the blogs thoroughly because of this month's MBP theme. I went on looking for recipes with ingredients counting to five or less and in the process came across so many amazing recipes which I had never even heard of. During this recipe hunting process, I noticed that even a simple Indian dish is made using at least 8 to 10 ingredients. That does not mean that there were no dishes which used minimal ingredients. There are plenty as Nupur's posts indicate and there are also recipes which needed even less than five as this plantain dosa. The recipe for plantain dosa comes from Seema's Recipe Junction . I used to visit her blog regularly and I wonder why she stopped blogging. I tried earlier her banana dosas too. While banana dosas (had a slight hint of banana muffin flavor) are for those who love sweet breakfasts in the morning, these plantain dosas are a different story. There is not even a subtle hint of the plantains and they tasted exactly like rice flour dosas with the added nutrition of the veggie. And they are thin and crispy as Seema pointed out. They make a great breakfast or evening snack. The recipe is very simple. Soak one cup of rice in water for about two hours. Peel a plantain and slice into circles. Grind it finely with enough water to a dosa batter consistency and add required amount of salt. That's it and no fermentation required. Heat a non stick pan and spread a ladleful of batter into a thin circle. Spread 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges and roast it till it turns golden brown. Then flip it, spread the oil again and let it cook on the other side as well. Repeat the same with the remaining batter. Using a nonstick pan is better since batters using only rice tend to stick when you try to spread it. Also adding 1/4 cup of uraddal to rice while soaking helps and throwing a handful of fresh grated coconut and a little asafoetida enhances the taste of the dosa. These Plantain Dosas go to Nupur's 'Less is More' themed MBP. Post a Comment

14 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. knew to me... nice entry...

Nupur said...

That looks crispy and delicious and perfect for the theme. Thanks, Suma!

priar's, said...

Wow...plantain dosa...sounds new to me..will surely try

Pooja said...

that looks so yummy... :).
cool captured pic it is .

Vani said...

I miss Seema too! I think she went back to school for further studies. Not a fan of sweet dosas (banana/jackfruit etc) but this plantain dosa sounds really great! Nice pic there, Suma!

Nari said...

you are the best! Wonderful see such great food recipes available so easily. Thanks again :):)

SriLekha said...

my first visit to ur blog and it is too nice! an award is waiting for u in my blog!

Justin Fox Burks and The Wife said...

i'm adding you to my blog roll. you rock. i'll be making rice flour dosas soon.

SriLekha said...

an event for icecreams and milkshakes is going in my blog! participate in it!

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Vibaas said...

Hi Suma,

u have something waiting in my blog. Pls. check http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2008/08/tasty-n-healthy-tofu-scramble-and.html

vandana said...

Hello, Came across your blog while searching for a recipe.It's great, Have already bookmarked it. I have a doubt to be cleared though, what exactly is the difference between plantain and banana? ( i always thought they meant the same) Since plantain dosa does not give a sweet taste, are you using the raw variety here? Pls reply, would love to try this out. Thanks.

Smitha said...

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Rumela said...

I love this Plantain Dosa recipe. Dosa are my favorite and I love to try different Dosa. This Dosa recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try this Plantain Dosa.