Vrat Special Dosa made using Sago pearls and Barnyard millet
Preparation time: 30 minutes + soaking Time Cooking time: 3-4 minutes per dosa Serves: 4 Ingredients:
½ cup Sabudana
¼ cup sama (sawa) rice
2 tbsp Yogurt
Sendha namak or rock salt, to taste
Black pepper powder, to taste
1 cup Water
peanut oil as required
For the stuffing:
2 large potatoes, boiled
¼ cup crushed peanuts
4-5 curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves –, finely chopped
Wash sabudana under running cold water and soak in enough water for at 6-8 hours.
Wash sawa rice and soak in water for6-8 hours.
Drain them well and grind into smooth paste.
Add yogurt, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add rest of the water and make smooth batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan. Add the chopped green chilies, crushed peanuts and curry leaves and sauté over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add mashed boiled potatoes, chopped coriander leaves, salt and pepper powder to taste.
Saute for 3-4 minutes and remove. Allow to cool.
Heat the tawa for dosa.
On a medium hot tawa, pour a ladle full of the batter and spread around going in a circular motion beginning from the center to out.
Once slightly cooked drizzle some oil.
Once the dosa is crisp on the underside and properly cooked, place some potato stuffing in the center and fold over.
If you would like to make this a vegetarian course, leave out the chicken and add more vegetables or tofu. The secret to making a good curry is to check that your spices are fresh and to cook them until they are aromatic and have lost their ‘raw’ taste.
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