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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spinach - Carrot Dosas

To my family, skipping breakfast seems like an eternal starvation. All of us like home cooked breakfast (who wouldn't?) and some don't appreciate toast / cereal and so I end up making breakfast every day. After cooking all week long, however I tend to choose simple and substantial ones for weekends. Today we went with spinach carrot dosas for the brunch. The inspiration to this dosa came from a TV cook show and I have changed the recipe considerably to suit our needs.

                  Spinach - Carrot Dosas served with Carrot Chutney

Ingredients to make a dozen dosas:
1 cup toordal
1 cup rice (long grain will do)
2 cups firmly packed, spinach leaves
1 cup grated carrot
1 or 2 onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded fresh coconut (entirely optional)
Red, dried chilies - 12 (I used byadagi variety, which are less spicy. If using hot variety reduce the quantity according to taste.)
Salt to taste (I used a little over 1&1/2 tsp)
Asafoetida (about a pinch and optional)
Oil to make dosas

Preparation of the batter:
Soak rice and toordal in water overnight or for at least 3 hours. Throw away the water used to soak and wash the rice and dal once again. Grind rice and dal along with washed spinach leaves, salt, red chilies, asafoetida and coconut into a coarse batter adding water as needed. The batter should be thicker than regular dosa batter and should not be runny. Add carrot and onion to the ground batter and mix well.

Making dosas:
Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle (about 1/4 cup) of batter onto it. Spread into a thin circle with the back of the ladle and pour 1/4 tsp of oil around the dosa. Let it cook on low - medium flame. When the bottom side is cooked and turns golden brown, flip the dosa with a spatula, spread again 1/4 tsp of oil around the dosa and let it cook for a few seconds. Remove the dosa when done.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

This goes to
1. Jihva - Breakfast guest hosted by me, Indira being the creator of Jihva.
2. Healing Foods - Spinach hosted by Divya and Siri being the creator of the event.
3. Kid's Delight - Snacks hosted by Srivalli.

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kitchen queen said...

the dosas look yummy and delicious.

Deepa G Joshi said...

Hey that's a nice combination dear. Love it. True, many people don't like missing breakfasts. Specially our old folks and kids.

But if you prepare such lovely dishes no one would like to skip ;)

Like the presentation.

jayasree said...

The dosa ingredients is interesting... Good way to sneak in some greens and veggies. Liked the presentation.


Hi...great presentation and looks so yummy......

Usha said...

Interesting combination for the dosas,looks very inviting !

Srimathi said...

Carrots in your dosai, I am sure I can get my daughter to eat that one.Thanks for sharing.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice and Healthy Combo!!!!
Dosa looks delicious :-)

Nice presentation...


Chef E said...

Yum, I never thought of flavoring my dosai batter like this, just stuffing it!

Great photo!

simply.food said...

I love this variety of dosa ,they look very healthy and delicious. Beautiful click.

Latha said...

Healthy and colorful dosa. Yummy chutney too.

AshKuku said...

That is simply Amazing!!!!!! I would call it brilliance...... Very uniquely tried....... And everything about this prep is AWESOME!!!!!


pleximus said...

This looks good.... I will let ya know... and thanks for the nice site.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Great Idea to use spinach in dosas..wonderful presentation..

myspicykitchen said...

That is a beautiful click!

Yummy Team said...

Yummy! Great Recipe..

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the lovely entry!

Mansi said...

Dosas are always nice for a quick and healthy snack! love your picture - so adorable:)

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