Friday, June 19, 2009

Vegetable Dosa

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Bangaloreans are great foodie's and if you ask them about their favorite food, they will be having a big list and a special place for each item .During my last trip to Bangalore my bro took me to a street joint in Jayanagar suggesting that he is very famous for his softest khaara Idli. That guy opens only after 7 pm and as the place is always over-crowded typically most of his fare gets over soon. As we reached a bit late there, we could not taste his famous Idlis but were lucky enough to get to taste another signature dish,Vegetable dosa.That was the first time I got to know that such kind of dosa's exist!! They were extremely soft and fluffy like set dosa's.Mom who again is a great foodie tried this after getting different versions from her sister and friends. She has passed this lovely recipe to me which is just perfect and yummy and always turn perfect.
But the blogosphere is lot ahead of us and I noticed that many of you have already posted different versions of dosa. The preparation of this dosa is slightly different from the other vegetable dosa's available in blogs. I have seen that a lot of people add vegetable puree to dosa batter but in my version even vegetables are added while grinding the rice and fermented which gives a different taste to the dosa and is more flavorful. Gals,Do give it a try and I am sure you will love it.
Does the batter looks like strawberry lassi for you??It does look like that for me...:)

Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw rice(normal rice)
1 handful Urad dal(less than1/4 cup)
1/4 Cup chopped Lauki(bottle gourd)
1/4 Cup chopped Cucumber
1/4 Cup chopped Beetroot
1/4 Cup chopped Carrot
1/4 Cup chopped Tomato(optional)
Salt to taste


Method:
  • Soak rice and urad dal separately for 6-7 hrs.
  • Grind Urad dal to a smooth mixture and add rice to it and grind it again.
  • Now add all the chopped vegetables to it and grind it to a smooth mixture.Add salt to it and mix.
  • Ferment it overnight and make dosa's next day.
  • These dosa's are crispy outside and soft inside.Dosa's can be spread thick like Set dose or spread it thin to get crispy one's.
Serve it hot right off from the flame and on to the plate with some coconut chutney/peanut chutney or sambar.

Note:
  • As the vegetables provide softness to the dosa do not add more than a handful of urad dal while preparing the batter.Otherwise the dosa's will be messed up.
  • You can add finely chopped coriander while making Dosa's,but I personally prefer to make the plain dosa's and prepare a chutney that goes with this.
  • Always Cover the dosa with lid once it is spread and keep it on medium flame.Let it sit for approximatley one minute then remove the lid and increase the flame to high until you see the red patches forming and do not flip the dosa.This makes the dosa crispy.
  • You can even sprinkle kaarappodi inside the dosa before folding it.

This again goes to "Show me your breakfast" Event by Divya of Dil se.

and also to "EFM Theme - Breakfast Series" @ Srish Kitchen

47 comments:

Pavithra said...

Looking good and crispy with diffe combo vegetables..so so healthy. The only difference is i make this with normal dosa batter puree the veggeis and add to it. BUt this is different i will try it out.. adding cucumber is new to me will add next time.

kittymatti said...

bbangalorean huh..interesting..I lived in blore too..i miss those vadas and dosas!
Your dosa recipe iss very nice and i just love the colour!!!

Ann said...

Prathy, Dosa looks super crispy and yumm.. You made it so huge or the pic appears huge? I would love to make this soon :)

Rush said...

this is great..never tried it this way, bookmarking it riteaway!!

DEESHA said...

lovely dosa .. nice pictorial presentation

Mangala Bhat said...

wow lovely dosa /!

Padma said...

So delicious Prathibha ... definitely will try your version of adding veggies while grinding :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Prathy
Very nice Dosa. Have tried tomato dosa, but never tried adding all these vegetables and make Dosa. Nice recipe, will surely try out.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Prathy
Very nice Dosa. Have tried tomato dosa, but never tried adding all these vegetables and make Dosa. Nice recipe, will surely try out.

Gita said...

What a lovely color! Perfect and crispy dosas Prathibha :)

Pooja said...

Lovely veggie dosa! Looks so colourful with the veggies!

Priya said...

Wow prathy, delicious dosa, just love the colour of the dosa...so crispy!!!

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow...talk abt Dosas and i will keep listening:-)Looks perfect...u shud try Brahmin's coffee shop next time....they make amazing brkfst.Loved the idea of using veggies in dosas.

Laavanya said...

I've not heard or seen this before.. and what a pretty looking batter that is and a great way to incorporate veggies - esp. for kids. Bookmarking to try.

What is khara idli? it sounds fab.

ARUNA said...

Prathibha today miraculously i cud open ur blog..............typing so fast, scared it will close again....haha! All ur posts r wonderful dear!!!!! Let me c if i can go to the rest of posts!!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy colorful crisp dosas!
So how does your dosa turn out to be so crisp ? Any pointers ?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

healthy and delicious!! yours looks crisp n colorful. I love all forms of dosas. to this, i even add some green chilies, jeera, coriander powder and skip the chutney totally. I eat it with ghee or butter

aquadaze said...

wow, that is one super healthy dosa!

LG said...

Mastagi ide ri dose hittina color!What a nice way to introduce vegetables in dosa batter! Good One Pratibha :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments...

@Ann The dosa pan I have is 21" wide so i get really big dosa's.I love anything extreme,either too small or too big...he he

@Laavanya Khaara Idli is spicy Idli where a mixture is added to IDli batter and prepare idlies which inturns idlies to be spicy.

@Nithya Definitely will try out that place dear next time

jayasree said...

Yummy dosa- crisp with a tempting color. Have only tried tomato dosa before. Loved the addition of veggies. Bookmarked

Uma said...

wow, what a pretty color for dosa batter. Dosa looks so crispy and yummy!!

Chitra said...

having seen this title , i thought u wud have made ordinary dosas with vegetables sprinkled over it..this is entirely different and looks nice too..Very nice dosa.a must to try!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks delicious with the coconut chutney; I have never tried vegetable dosai, looks tempting!

Sush said...

I simply adored this one. I have all those listed under the ingredients section. Will try them shortly.

Parita said...

Wow very healthy dosa! and very innovative!

Happy cook said...

Wow i love that colour of that dosa.

Shama Nagarajan said...

Very very healthy dosa dear..definetly grab kid's interest

SriLekha said...

healthier version of dosa!

Vrinda said...

U r an expert in making dosa..looks so crisp and yumm,perfect shape tooo......

Srilakshmi said...

Great healthy version of Dosa! Love the pink batter, looks so girly :-D

Namratha said...

I make Khara dosa at home but never tried Veggie dosa; grinding the veggies along with the rice is something new to me. Ohhh tell me about the eat outs in Blore...its a foodie's paradise isn't it? :)

Vanamala said...

Lovely, my sis makes different type..lovely pics

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wow..Prathiba the dosa looks dam colourful..green and pink..its so nice.

Ramya Bala said...

looks very healthy and delicious!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow prathibha dosa look so beautiful and crisp nice color.Yes that dosa batter looks like strawberry lassi will give a try sure.

Pooja said...

hey love the color of the dosa... ! great way to incorporate veggies for the kidoos

Sushma Mallya said...

Dosa looks very crispy and nice...

Hari Chandana said...

Dosa looks yummy and crispy..Lovely color..nice clicks..:)

Renu said...

very nice recipe!!!! dosas look very crispy and thank you for the tips !!

Smitha said...

That batter looks so cute and pink.Like the idea alot. Very healthy.

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Prathiba,

I am prathiba from indian food court. Your veg dosa is simply wonderful and new to me. Nice creativity!!!!

Divya Vikram said...

That makes a lovely breakfast!Thanks for sending this to "Show Me Your Breakfast" event!!

Divya Vikram said...

That makes a lovely breakfast!Thanks for sending this to "Show Me Your Breakfast" event!!

Food Fanatic said...

mmmmm very interesting and innovative. appreciate ur honesty of the origin of this recipe. :)

Ambika said...

Such an interesting recipe, I usually make tomato dosa, and now this is a must try!

divya said...

Hi Prathibha , First time here. dosa looks yummy !! beutiful click... Drop @ http://edivyara.blogspot.com sometime when u find time.i love to follow u.i will try this dosa soon

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