Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spicy Palak Dosa

Spicy Palak Dosa is stomach filling and you can have them for break-fast, as snack and as dinner too.

Ingredients: 

Raw Rice: 2 Cups.
Methi Seeds: 1 Teaspoon.
Toor Daal : 2 Tablesppons
Red chilly : 5 to 6
Coriander Seeds: 2 Table spoons.
Jeera ( Cumin Seeds): 1 Tea spoon.
Tamarind:  a small size.
Salt: to taste.
Palak leaves : 1 Big bundle.
Coconut: 2 Table spoons.
Jaggery: 2 Table spoons.
Oil: 3 to 4 Table spoons.

Method: 

1. Wash and soak all the ingredients together .(Raw rice, toor dal, urid dal and methi seeds).
2. Wash and soak  tamarind in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes, squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside. 3 3.Wash and cut palak/spinach leaves into small pieces and keep it aside.
4. Drain water from the soaked ingredients and keep. Wash and cut palak leaves aside.
5. Grate coconut and grind it nicely with coriander seeds, chilly, tamarind pulp, jeera and asafoetida.
6. Add rice, urid dal, toor dal and methi seeds and grind it till paste.
7. Add jaggery and salt and give a churn for a minute. So that it mixes well with the ground mixture.
8. Remove the ground dough from the mixi jar and put it to a big bowl.
9. Add cut palak leaves and mix it well.
10. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put little oil on the pan and take a handful of palak dough and spread on the tava/pan.
11. Add little oil on the top, cover and cook for a minute. (medium and low flame).
12. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.
13. Spicy Palak dosa is ready to serve.
14. Serve with butter on the top. Serve hot dosas to get the better taste.
15. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

Note : 

Do not use much water while grinding. Cook dosa on the medium and low flame.You can use ghee instead of oil while cooking dosas. You can use more jaggery if you like sweet. Not to use lots of coconut since the dosas turn soft and will not be able to remove  from the pan. You can use banana fruits instead of Palak leaves for Kids.( Better use less chilly if you use banana instead of Palak.).
Serves 4 to 5.
Time : 20 Minutes.

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