|Dals Dosa with Ondelaga Chutney|
Ondelaga leaves are commonly known as centella and gottu kola. It is a small herbaceous, annual plant. It is used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional African medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. It is also known as the Asiatic pennywort or Indian pennywort. in English.
Let us see what do they call Ondelaga in different part of India and the benefits of having this leaves in our diet.
It is known as Thalkudi in Oriya, Saraswathi aku - Telugu, Kudavan or muththil or kudangal in Malayalam. Thanjuni -Bengali, Brahmi - Marathi, Ondelaga - Kannada, Vallaarai - Tamil, brahmi booti - Hindi, Perook in Manipuri. It is known as Timire in Tulu ( One of the language spoken in South Canera). This is known as Brahmi leaves in North Indial. Brahmi leaves are different from Ondelaga though they may have some similarities.
Ondelaga is an effective herb against depression. They are rich in anti oxidants and good for people suffering from gastric ulcers.
Ondelag leaves over dose may cause drowsiness.
Dalls are packed with proteins. Dals are rich in minerals like iron and potassium. Channa dal is rich in minerals like copper and manganese. Urid dal is rich in proteins and Vitamin B. Toor dal is rich in fibers and helps to regulate the bowel movements. Moong Dal is known as diet friendly dal. It is rich source of iron and potassium.
Here is a recipe of Dal Dosa and Ondelaga Coconut Chutney and it is easy to prepare and we can have them for Breakfast or as Evening Snack or for dinner too.
Things Needed :For Dal Dosa:
Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup
Urid Dal : 1/2 Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Channa Dal : 1/2 Cup
Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Curd : 1 Cup
Salt : to taste
Oil : 4 to 6 Table spoons
Method :1. Wash all the ingredients separately and put it in a big bowl and soak overnight or 4 to 5 hours.
3. Remove from the mixi jar, put it in a big bowl.
6. Take ladle full of the ready dosa batter and spread as round circle.
8. And turn the dosa other side and cook for 10 to 20 seconds.
Note :Do not use more water while grinding. Do not add beaten rice. Using curd makes dosa soft and tasty. You can use cut onions on the top while cooking . Adding more or less oil is optional. Using more rice is also optional. ( You can add one more cup of rice).
Time : 30 minutes . ( Soaking time separate....4 to 5 hours soaking time).
Odelaga Chutney. ( Gottu Kola leaves).
Things Needed :Ondelaga Leaves : 1 Handful
Coconut : 1 Cup
Tamarind : 1 Small Marble size
Ingh : a pinch
Salt : required.
Method : Grind all the ingredients together with little water till paste and remove from the mixi jar to a serving bowl. It goes well with all the main dishes. Even plain rice or masla rice. Palau.
Note : Do not use more leaves. ( It is heat content and you might get boils in the tongue). Using more coconut is optional. Adding Mustard spurt is also optional.Serves : 3 to 4.
Time : 10 minutes.
Ondelaga leaves are different from Brahmhi Leaves. ( They may contain some similar contents but they are different Plants).
Ondelaga leaves :(Gottu Kola Leaves)
Brahmhi leaves :