Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zucchini Dosa (Pancakes)

Dosa is a fermented pancake made from rice and black lentils . Dosa is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Kids enjoy them as much as adults.
In this recipe variety of lentils are used along with rice. I made these dosas and were instantly popular at my house. We are giving more flavor and color by adding grated Zucchini in pancake mix. And also like traditional Dosa Batter/Mix, batter for this recipe is not fermented so it's quick and easy to make. Oh and one more suggestion before I forget, use fine grater to grate zucchini so that it will be easier to spread dosa on griddle. This recipe will serve 5-6 people.

2 Cup uncooked Rice
1 Cup Toor Dal/Arhar Dal
1 Cup Chana Dal
1/2 Cup Urad Dal
1 Garlic Clove
Salt as per taste
1 Zucchini grated and squeezed to remove all the excess water
Canola Oil as required

Soak all dals and rice together in water for about 3-4 hrs, keep aside. Drain and reserve the water. Now grind all  dals and rice along with garlic in a blender until smooth adding little water in between. Now add the  drained water of soaked dals to the batter to make same consistency as for the regular dosa.  Add grated Zucchini and salt to this batter. To make pancakes take a ladle full of batter and pour it on hot griddle/tawa and start to spread the batter in circular motion with back of the ladle. Spread it thick or thin as you like. My family likes paper thin crisp dosas so I usually make them thin.
Spread a little oil on sides and over dosa and cook until it starts browning. Remove dosa from griddle and serve it hot with you favorite chutney. Make remaining dosa's in the same fashion, but remember to clean your griddle with wet paper towel every time you remove dosa.

1 comment:

  1. Looks exactly like a dosa and doesnt need the hassle of soaking the dals for a long time...will try it soon