This stuff is absolute sllluuurrrppp! What’s better is unlike a plain dosa, this has veggies so it makes you feel full (so that you don’t end up gobbling 7-8 dosas), no it does not have potatoes so breathe. This dosa is full of onion/spring onions, cabbage, capsicum, carrot- the holy veggies! 🙂 Am going to cheat a little out here. I am not going to elaborate on the how to make a dosa bit, but you can check out a video about it here. There are tons of other videos out there, but just make it a point that you use a non stick griddle or tawa so that you don’t have to use ANY oil to make the dosa! Is that not divine?
For the dosa batter:
2 cups of parboiled rice
3/4 cup of urad dal (split black gram dal, without the skin)
Soaked in water overnight. Then gets finely ground in a mixer (separately) the next day and then is again left to be fermented (mixed together) overnight. The resultant batter is thick, frothy and needs to be adjusted to a dosa batter consistency (by adding water) and seasoning (salt). A dosa batter is slightly thinner than a regular cake batter. As to how to make that dosa, check out the video.
For the filling:
1 cup of finely chopped spring onion
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped or julienned capsicum
1 cup shredded cabbage
6 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
– In a non stick pan, heat the oil then add the ginger, garlic to it till aromatic. Next add the remainder veggies and stir like when making a stir fry. Now add the soy sauce and vinegar and season with salt. Remember, you do not want to cook and soften the vegetables. They should be sauteed just enough to have a crunch in them.
– Make the dosa, spread a couple of spoonfuls of the veggie filling on one half side (the top white surface as shown in the picture), then fold the dosa into half. Let it sit on the tawa for a couple of moments while you flatten the surface by pressing down with a ladle.
– Serve hot. This dish does not require any accompaniment but if you are bound by habit then you may want to serve this with green chutney (for a low cal version) or a coconut chutney (for the ‘I don’t care about calories’ version). Enjoy!