Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wheat and Spelt Flour Dosai / Dosa ~ Day 135

A simple and healthy dosai which can be made instantly.  These delicious and filling dosais are a perfect choice for breakfast or anytime snacking.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 12 dosais

  • Wheat flour - 1 cup (I used multigrain atta)
  • Spelt flour - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 6 cup
  • Oil - 2 tsp + more for frying 
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Green chilies - 4,finely chopped
  • Ginger - 2 tbsp, finely minced
  • Asafoetida -  a pinch
  • Curry leaves - few, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves / Cilantro - 1 tbsp, finely chopped

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, cumin seeds, and salt.
  2. Heat oil 2 tsp oil in a small skillet.  Splutter mustard seeds and add the green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, and asafoetida.  Saute for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the tempering to the flour mixture along with fresh coriander.  Add water little at a time and whisk to make a thin batter.  The batter should be of a pouring consistency.  
  4. Heat a cast iron griddle on medium high.  Once the griddle is hot enough, take a ladle full of batter and pour from the inside edges towards the center.  Fill the gaps with more batter.  Spoon some oil around edges of the dosa. 
  5. Once the dosai is cooked and the edges turn brown,  flip to the other side and cook until done. Transfer it to a plate and repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  6. Serve hot with your choice of chutney or milagai podi (spicy lentil powder).

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