Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wheat flour dosa

Wheat is a grass, originally from the fertile crescent region of the near east, but now cultivated worldwide. Wheat has a higher protein content than either maize (corn) or rice. Let's see a very simple and easy dosa recipe with wheat.

WHEAT DOSA METHOD 1

Ingredients

Wheat Flour - 3 cups
Rice Flour - 1 cup
Water
Salt as per taste
Coriander chopped - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped - 4
Onion chopped - 1
Oil (I use Canola oil)

Seasoning

Chana dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chili chopped - 1
Oil - 1 tbsp

Recipe

1)Mix in wheat flour, rice flour, salt, coriander chopped, cumin seeds, curry leaves, onion chopped in a bowl.Gradually add water to this and make dosa like batter.
2)In a tbsp of oil, temper the cumin seeds. When they start popping, add the mustard seeds and chopped green chillies and roast well. When slightly warm, you can add the tempering to the batter.
3)Heat the griddle so it is just hot,now reduce the flame to medium heat. Grease the tawa with few drops of oil and fill the ladle with dosa batter.Gently pour the the batter onto the center of the griddle and swirl the griddle around to spread the batter.
4)Grease the uncooked side and the edges with a few drops of oil.
5)Allow to cook for a couple of minutes on each side while turning over. The dosa is ready when browned on both sides.

Tips

1)The more rice flour we use, the crispier the dosa gets.
2)Allow the tempering to cool before you add it to the batter.
3)Using shallots instead of onion for more tasty dosa.
4)If you do it using a high flame, the dosa will get either roasted too much or will stick on to the tawa, in either case you will have to use more oil.

WHEAT DOSA METHOD 2 ( 2 minute dosa )

Ingredients

Wheat flour - 3 cups
Water
Black pepper powder
Salt as per taste

Recipe

1)Thoroughly mix all the ingredients into a batter without any lumps (can use a mixer). The consistency of batter must be like thick buttermilk, not too watery or not too tight.
2)Heat the griddle so it is just hot,now reduce the flame to medium heat. Grease the tawa with few drops of oil and fill the ladle with dosa batter.Gently pour the the batter onto the center of the griddle and swirl the griddle around to spread the batter.
3)Grease the uncooked side and the edges with a few drops of oil.
4)Allow to cook for a couple of minutes on each side while turning over. The dosa is ready when browned on both sides.

Tips

1)Don’t let the batter sit for long time, it will become gooey mass.
2)Wheat flour batter is very sticky, trying to shape the dosa with back of the spoon like we do for regular dosa is not advisable.
3)If you do it using a high flame, the dosa will get either roasted too much or will stick on to the tawa in either case you will have to use more oil.










4 comments:

  1. i too prepare this sometimes for breakfast,luks delicious...

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  2. Both ur versions sounds interesting, healthy dosas looks great..

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