Quick and Easy Dosa, enriched with goodness of carrots, coconut and moong dal.
Thank you everyone for the great response for the Uppu Puli Dosa I posted previously. I have received several messages asking if I can post some more quick and easy dosa recipes. Dosa is a staple breakfast/dinner item in South Indian households. I think every family here stocks the idli/dosa batter in their fridge, which comes so very handy to fix a quick dinner after a long day’s work. If we can manage to bring in some variety or even better, make it healthy, then our day is made. Let this “Full meal” dosa help you in this endeavor.
Why do I call it a full meal dosa ? We will be enriching the normal dosa batter with the goodness of carrots, coconut and moong dal. Carbohydrates (& protein) from the dosa batter, protein from the moong dal, vitamins and fiber from carrot and the good fat from coconut – A complete meal by itself ! isn’t it?
So let’s see how to make this dosa –
In a 2 liter pressure cooker, add 1/4 cup of water. Layer 1 cup chopped carrots, 1/4 cup soaked pre-soaked moong dal (I soaked it for an hour), 3 teaspoons coconut scraping. On top of this add, 5 red chilies and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Close the cooker, fix the lid and cook on high flame (900w if using induction) for 4 whistles. Open the cooker and check if the moong dal has cooked well.
Transfer this to a mixer jar and grind to a paste. Add this to paste to 6 cups of pre-made dosa batter. Add 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly.
The dosa batter will thicken up when you mix the ground carrot paste. Make sure to add water and adjust the batter so you get back to dosa batter consistency. This recipe is great when you are low on idli/dosa batter, as this gives good volume of batter.
Now your batter is ready to make dosas. Heat a dosa tava, grease it with oil. Pour the dosa batter and cook on both the sides. This dosa will take couple of minutes more than normal dosa to cook.
The batter consistency is very important to get thin dosas. If your batter is too thick you may not get thin dosas. Keep checking for consistency.
Serve this dosa hot with spicy chutney. Here are couple of options: