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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BM#4 ~ Multi Grain - Legume Crepes with Spicy Onion Chutney

Erra karam dosas with blueberry - banana milkshake

Here are some nutritious, multi legume - grain crepes on the second day of this BM#4.

Bloggers who are participating in this marathon are
Diabetes Diet/Management: Me, Kamalika, Smitha
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e)
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree, Pavani
Seven Days of Cakes:  Priya Vasu
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli

Of all the dosa / crepe batters I prepare, I would label this particular one the healthiest. Basically, all grains and legumes found in any Indian kitchen can be sneaked in here. The recipe can be altered depending upon one's preference and the availability of the ingredients. I got hold of this recipe from M's aunt, who had taken the trouble to write all the recipes she knows, neatly categorizing them for her daughters. Usually, folks in our family who are interested get copies of it.
You can use each ingredient in their whole form and get them ground in a flourmill, if you are fortunate enough to have one near by. A large quantity of flour can be ground and stored in this way. Or else grind them at home in a mixer / blender in small quantities.

Ingredients in the original recipe:
1 kg wheat berries
100 grams barley
50 grams soya flour
1/2 kilogram (All combined)- Toordal, urad dal, moong bean (whole, green colored), chanadal, jowar, millet, rice, ragi, peanuts and sabudana (tapioca)

My adaptation:
I used the flours I had and ground the remaining ingredients. Additionally I added red chori beans, green lentils, quinoa and flax seed meal.

Ingredients (Make 5 cups):
2 & 1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup barley
2 Tbsp each - brown rice, ragi, millet, quinoa, soya flour, toordal, besan/chanadal, urad dal, moong dal, red chori beans, green lentils,  peanuts, sabudana, flax seed meal


Grinding the flour:
Combine the flours in a mixing bowl. Finely grind the remaining grains and lentils in a blender / mixer. Sieve if needed and add them as well to the bowl. Mix all the flours well and store in an air tight container.

Making dosa batter:
Add water (or even butter milk may be added) to the flour as needed to form a batter of pourable consistency like dosas. Mix in salt as per taste and your dosa batter would be ready.

Making dosas:
Heat a tawa / griddle. To check whether the griddle is ready, sprinkle a few drops of water on it. The water should sizzle and evaporate. Pour a ladle full of batter on the griddle and spread it into a thin circle with the help of the backside of the ladle. Take 1/4 tsp of oil and spread around the edges of the dosa. Cook until the lower side starts to brown. Flip the dosa, spread some oil around the dosa again and cook for a few seconds. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

It can be served with any chutney or sambhar. Our dosas were done erra karam style - spicy onion chutney was applied while making dosas and no side dish was needed.


For erra karam recipe and how to apply them on dosas, check
1. Erra karam dosas
2. Erra karam masala dosas
This goes to
1. Krithis's Breakfast Club - Pancakes, an event originally started by Helen.
2.  Srivalli's Breakfast Mela.



Unknown said...

same pinch!..I posted a dosa too!!...
love all the grains u added..makes it soo healthy!...I am gonna try this out soon!and loving the onion chutney spread!! heavenly!
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Unknown said...

you know what I heard about multi grain flour and home made is sure good, but never tried. The other day I was at Indian store and they had I guess "Sujata" brand multi-grain flour, I guess I should try, but then I am not sure if it has lentils as well or just whole grains like wheat, oats etc. Anyways, the dosa looks superb :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Its a gorgeous dosa! Very healthy and I bet it was super tasty too! Drooling here~

harini-jaya said...

I love the legume blend in there..I use some of them at a time :) and I know the 'story' behind the erra karam :)
Btw, I don't make flour but I soak (if possible sprout) n grind like the typical batter. The flour method sure would be handy for instant dosas.

Chef E said...

Oh I love making my own dosai, so this is fabulous! Thanks for posting it, the photo is yummy!

Santosh Bangar said...

heathy combination of flour and legumes sounds tasty

Srivalli said...

Suma pictures look very good..hope you do remember breakfast mela..

KrithisKitchen said...

Interesting and healthy.. lovely...

Breakfast Club - Pancakes

Unknown said...

this one's a healthy and wholesome recipe - Yummy dosais and chutney!

Nitha said...

wow... that dosa with the chutney on top of it is really tempting... I ve had this kind of dosas long back.. yummm..

chef and her kitchen said...

Dosa looks yumm n so is d recipe...love the erra kaaram filling so much..I m glad that u liked that 2 mins MW cup cake..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious dosas..

Raji said...

So wonderful and healthy dosa...very wholesome.

Priya Suresh said...

Thats soo healthy,nutritious and great looking dosas, delicious!

Anusha Birlangi said...

WOW!!! i am going to try this for sure :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks delicious...

Pavani said...

Such a colorful blend of legumes, looks lovely and healthy.

Mélange said...

Super healthy with all those grains..I think there is no better way to start the day..Awesome!