HEALTHY METHI DOSA

The Dosa is a dish filled with health, the goodness of proteins and the easy digestibility with the fermentation makes it a good choice for a healthy Breakfast for a tea time snack. In this recipe, the Dosa has evolved to better itself with the addition of the superfood Methi (Fenugreek Seeds), a delectable vegetable filling and mixed pulses – more tantalising and more nourishing

HEALTHY METHI DOSA

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 11/2 cup Rice
  • 1/4 cup Whole green moong
  • 1/4 Cup Urad dal, split with skin
  • 2 tbsp Whole Methi seeds
  • 2 tsp Ginger-green chili paste- (optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste

Notes

METHOD:
  • Wash and soak the rice and dals separately in sufficient water for 5-6 hours
  • Soak the methi seeds in a separate bowl with sufficient water for 5-6 hours
  • Grind the methi seeds to a fine paste, add the soaked rice and ¼ cup water and grind to a paste
  • Add the soaked moong and grind again
  • Wash off the excess floating outer coating skin of urad-dal and add the dal to the mixture and grind smooth
  • Transfer to a big bowl, cover and allow to ferment for 6-7 hours
  • Add salt to the fermented batter, add some water to get a dosa batter consistency, mix well.
  • Heat a dosa tava, sprinkle some water on it and spread out a ladle full of the batter into a dosa
  • Drizzle oil on the sides, turn after 2-3 minutes, cook for a while and serve hot with chutney of your choice.
  • The batter can be used to make Uttapams too and may be stored under refrigeration for a couple of days
  • Dosa can be served with a healthy vegetable filling too
 

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:

Cabbage-150 gms
Capsicum- 100gms
Spring onions- 5-6 with stals
French beans- 50 gms, 
Carrot-50gms
Tomato-50 gms
Ginger- 1 teaspoon grated
Garlic- 1 teaspoon grated (optional)
Green chillies-2, or to taste, finely chopped
Sesame seeds- 2 teaspoons
Pav bhaji masala- 3-4 teaspoons or to taste
Oil- 1tablespoon
Salt to taste
METHOD:
  • Wash and cut all vegetables into thin shreds
  • Heat oil in a deep pan, add the sesame seeds, ginger and garlic gratings
  • Add all the vegetables ana chopped chillies, saute, add chopped tomato
  • Add the pav bhaji masala, a little salt and saute for a while
  • If desired you may add a little of grated cheese or crumbled paneer.
  • Filling can be used for Dosa or to make a healthy Roti roll
 

RECIPE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Dosa batter is a good combination of probiotics(contributing good bacteria to the gut), proteins, healthy carbs, fibre and methi seeds which help check blood sugars
  • Methi seeds have been proven to have properties to lower blood pressure, blood sugars and correct hormonal imbalances 
  • It is easy to digest, full of B-complex vitamins, and other micronutrients
  • Vegetables in the filling are a good source of fibre and a number of antioxidants