Delicious Healthy Pesarutt Dosa (Crispy, Crepe-like)

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt Dosa (Crispy, Crepe-like)

This recipe provides the steps to make unique, healthy, yummy dosas. Dosas are usually crispy and look like crepes, but not as thin. There may be 30 steps in this recipe, but many of them are steps for the preparation of the batter and other helpful notes. It is really not difficult to make this Dosa. In addition to that, it is very healthy for you while being delicious too.

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt

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Avocado, Cilantro, Green Chillies, Hing, Mung Dahl, Olive Oil, Onions, Rice, Yoghurt

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt Delicious Healthy Pesarutt

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt Dosa (Crispy, Crepe-like)

Serves 2 - 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Region Indian

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Green Mung Dahl (soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 1 Small Onion (very finely chopped, diced, minced)
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cooking Oil (Olive, Avocado or Other)

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 Small Cube Fresh Ginger Piece (trimmed)

Directions

Step 1

Drain thoroughly, the soaked whole green mung dahl, in a colander.

Step 2

Place the soaked whole green mung dahl, green chilli, hing, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon water in a large blender.

Step 3

On low speed, pulse 1 or twice and get a feel for how the beans are grinding. These soaked mung beans grind very easily. If really necessary, if it is difficult to grind, add 1 more tablespoon water.

Step 4

Grind the mung dahl until the batter is smooth. Transfer the contents to a medium sized bowl with room to add more ingredients.

Step 5

Add 1/2 cup of rice flour to the batter. Also add 1/8 cup of water. If the mixture is too thick, add 1/8 cup more water. Mix thoroughly. The batter should be pourable, like Dosa or Pancake batter, but not runny.

Step 6

Add the very finely chopped/diced onion to the batter. Mix thoroughly.

Step 7

Also add the very finely chopped cilantro to the batter. Mix thoroughly. After adding the onion and cilantro, if the batter is too thick and clumpy, add 1/8 cup water and mix well.

Step 8

Taste a little of the batter for salt. If you like, add a little more salt. Mix well.

Step 9

Have the following items ready before making the dosa.
1) Take a couple of paper towels, fold them together into a small square and wet it slightly.
2) Have a fairly large rounded spoon or ladle ready.
3) Have a flat non-stick spatula ready too.

Step 10

Place a large, flat, non-stick frypan on medium heat.

Step 11

When the pan is slightly hot, place a teaspoon of oil in the center. Using the spatula, spread the oil around.

Step 12

The very first dosa is like a test, to get a feel for how the dosa will turn up.

Step 13

So, the very first time, using the rounded spoon or ladle, pour just one spoonful of batter in the centre. Immediately, using the same rounded spoon or ladle, from the center, spread the batter around lightly in clockwise circles, until it looks like a small crepe or dosa. Don't worry if it is not a perfect circle. It may not be, because the batter contains chopped onions and cilantro.

Step 14

Add a teaspoon of oil, all around the pesarutt dosa. Sprinkle a few drops here and there on top of the pesarutt too.

Step 15

Let it cook for about 30 seconds. When the dosa appears dry at the top surface, or you see the edges turning golden brown, using the non-stick spatula, gently lift up the edges little by little until the dosa is loosened at the edges.

Step 16

Then place the spatula gradually under the dosa and flip it completely, so that the other side will get cooked. Let it cook for 30 seconds.

Step 17

Flip the dosa 2 more times, until it looks crisp and cooked. Remove it and place it on a plate or platter.

Step 18

If the dosa is difficult to lift up, or clings to the pan, or gets mushy while trying to lift it up, add 1/4 cup more of the rice flour to the batter, a little water too and mix thoroughly.

Step 19

Lower the heat to the lowest heat setting. Using the wet paper towel square, gently and lightly wipe off the top of the pan. Be careful not to burn your fingers.

Step 20

Add a teaspoon of oil in the center and spread it around with the spatula.

Step 21

Place two full ladles of batter in the center. Immediately, using the same rounded spoon or ladle, spread the batter around from the center in clockwise circles, all around, until it looks like a crepe. Don't worry if it is not a perfect circle. It may not be, because the batter contains chopped onions and cilantro.

Step 22

Add a teaspoon of oil, all around the pesarutt dosa. Sprinkle a few drops here and there on top of the pesarutt also. If there are tiny little holes, you can add a few drops of oil in them too.

Step 23

Increase the heat to medium. Let it cook for about 30 seconds. When the dosa appears dry at the top surface, and/or you see the edges turning golden brown, using the non-stick spatula, gently lift up the edges little by little until the dosa is loosened at the edges.

Step 24

Then place the spatula gradually under the dosa and flip it completely, so that the other side will get cooked.

Delicious Healthy Pesarutt
Step 25

Flip the dosa 2 more times, until it looks crisp and cooked.

Step 26

Fold the dosa once and serve hot immediately. Or place it on a platter or container to serve later.

Step 27

Repeat Steps 19 to 26 and prepare as many pesarutt dosas as you like. The dosas will be crisp, and will taste best if served immediately. But you can prepare a few and serve them together, and they will still taste good.

Step 28

You can either finish all the batter, or you can refrigerate the remaining batter. When you want to use the refrigerated batter, thaw it to room temperature, before making the dosas.

Step 29
Serve the dosas hot with a side dish of Sambar, Chutney or Jam.
Step 30
If you are not Vegan, you can use Plain Yoghurt as a side dish too.
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