How have you been, we heard you wishing for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. And here we are, granting your wish. With that said let’s introduce you to our beloved Dosa.
Dosa is a famous south Indian delicacy now popular worldwide. This crispy fermented rice-lentil crepe with a spicy potato filling is not only delicious, but it will be the ideal breakfast to start your day. The majority of people enjoy masala dosa’s thick flavor. Your day will get off to the right start if you pair this heavenly cuisine with a spicy bowl of sambar soup and some coconut chutney.
Like always we decided to try something different this time, so we prepared small masala dosas, which are really tiny and tasty. Making these little dosas crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a spicy filling is the best way to serve them. To suit your preferences, you may adjust the potato masala’s green chili content.
Rice – 2 cups
Urad dal- ½ cup
Salt to taste
For potato filling
Potatoes- 4 medium (boiled)
Onion- 1 medium (sliced)
Green chilies – 3
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder – 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
Salt – as per taste
Garam masala- ½ teaspoon
Coriander leaves- ½ cup
- Heat oil in a pan or kadai, for tempering, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, then add onion and sauté until onion becomes soft.
- Add green chilies, mix well, then add salt, red chili powder, and turmeric powder, and mix well for 1 minute.
- Add mashed potatoes and garam masala powder, and mix it for 2 minutes on a low flame.
- Add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing and switch off the flame. Our onion potato masala is ready, keep it aside.
- Soak the rice and dal for 5–6 hours overnight separately, Grind them into a fine paste
- The batter has to ferment for 7 to 8 hours under cover. Following the fermenting process, the batter will double in size.
- In a hot tawa for the dosa pan, add a small amount of the batter and spread it out evenly in a circular motion. The dosa should be thicker than a typical dosa. Pour oil or ghee over the sides of the dosa and cook for a minute or until the edges are golden.
- Crisp and perfectly browned on the bottom. In the center of the circular dosa, place potato filling before spooning it on top.
- Gently press down the potato mixture. To form a cylinder out of the filling, fold the dosa’s sides around it using the spatula.
- Serve and savor!
Let’s discover its benefits
Dosa can be taken as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is simple to digest, and even one dosa will leave you feeling full for hours. It is generally consumed with sambar and chutney (coconut, tomato, etc.)
Urad dal: Urad dal can help you from developing diabetes. Diabetic individuals can eat urad dal without risk because of its fantastic glucose-controlling properties. Its high fiber content helps in regulating how much of the nutrients are absorbed by the digestive system.
Urad dal is a great nerve relaxant. Your neurological system will be enhanced if you consume this lentil. Your cognitive abilities will be enhanced.
Rice: Rice is packed with nutrients. In reality, rice makes it safe to eat every day since it eases bowel motions. It has a significant quantity of fiber, which is necessary for balancing your system and preventing constipation. It acts on your body as a natural cleanser. Make rice a regular part of your diet if you have high blood pressure.
If you consume your rice in a balanced way, it can also help you lose weight. It has a low salt, carbohydrate, and cholesterol content, all of which can aid in your efforts to lose weight.
Potatoes: Potatoes also provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals in addition to carbs. They contain a lot of vitamin C, an antioxidant. Because the vitamin C in potatoes warded against sickness, they were a life-saving food supply in earlier times. Potassium, an electrolyte that supports the function of our heart, muscles, and nervous system, is another important vitamin found in potatoes. The fiber in potato skin is essential for the well-being of the digestive system.
Dosas are easy on the digestive system in addition to being a treat for the taste buds. To change the flavor and caloric content of dosa, you can substitute it with alternative nutritious components like oats for the rice. Dosa also helps you feel fuller for longer because it is a healthy supper. Since dosa is very light, it doesn’t contribute a lot of calories to your body. A plain dosa has roughly 37 calories per serving. So, what is holding you back from trying them?