Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Multi Legume Savory Pancake(Dosai) with Sesame Seeds





Know what you Eat - Breakfast is such an important part of the every day meal and  make sure it is high

in protein to give all the energy to get you going throughout the day. Legumes are so rich in fiber they

give you sense of fullness for a longer time.  Legumes are a valuable part of a healthy diet, because they

are low in fat, do not contain cholesterol, and have a significant amount  of fiber, and are low in sugar and

fat. This is such a wholesome and nutritious pancake, which is  packed with different legumes and the

calcium from sesame seeds. The darker the color of the sesame seed the better nutrition profile it is.

Very suitable for kids, adults and even for people with diabetes and gluten free diet.

If you have a picky child at home, surely the Mom has to be creative to whack the brain and come up

with nutritious dishes. Each and every child is different, some like all colorful dishes some might not

eat slight brown or green ones, that’s why i had to peel the peanuts, had to go for white sesame seeds

instead of black and not include the curry leaves  and cilantro, even though i love them and they give

such a flavor and taste to any dish. You can also add chopped veggies, greens etc to make it even

more nutritious.



Preparation Time – 30 Minutes

Cooking Time – 30 Minutes

Serves - 6



Ingredients



Peanuts – 1/2 cup

Split Moong Dal/Mung Bean – 1/2 cup

Split Channa Dal(Split Chick Pea) – 1/2 cup

Whole Urad Dal( white lentil) – 1/2 cup

Green Chili – 2 or to taste

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Salt – 1 1/2 tsp or to taste

Asafoetida – 1 small piece or 1/4 tsp powder

Curry leaves – handful (optional)

Onion – 2 medium sized

Cilantro – chopped 2 tbsp(optional)

Sesame seeds – 4 Tbsp

Oil – 2-3 Tbsp



Method



1) Except the peanuts, rinse and soak the other three legumes together and  soak the

peanut separately overnight.

2) Take handful of peanuts in your hand and roll between your palms so the peanut peel will come out

or if you don’t mind the color of the peel go to step 3 without peeling.

3) Drain all the water from the legumes, add salt, ginger, green chili, asafoetida, curry leaves(add this

only if there are no issue of food color) and grind to fine paste(batter) adding water as needed

at time.

4) Chop the onion into small pieces and mix with batter and add water as needed to get the

consistency little thinner than pancake.

5) Refrigerate and use this batter as needed.

6) When preparing add the chopped cilantro to the batter, heat a griddle(iron and not nonstick

for additional health benefits).  Take a ladle full of batter and spread into a thin circle shape

and take a 1 to 2 tsp of white sesame seeds and  spread on top of the batter and pour a tsp

of oil around the batter.

7) Once one side of the dosai/pancake is well cooked and the batter color has changed on the top

flip it and let the other side get cooked.

8) Remove from the griddle and serve hot with chutney or sambar of your choice. I served

it with Tomato Thokku(Tangy & Spicy Tomato Pickle) and i will post the recipe later.



Notes – If you have the batter ready, it will take a maximum of 30 minutes to make a full breakfast

for 6 people. So even on a time crunchy day, you don’t have to compromise on the your health, but

just prepare this in a jiffy and enjoy.

57 comments:

Preety said...

this will be perfect breakfast..love dosas ...

shanthi said...

healthy and simple

Priya Narasimhan said...

lovely healthy breakfast recipe..nice idea to add peanuts in the adai.

Angie's Recipes said...

Your savoury pancakes look delectable.

Rekha shoban said...

quite interesting and healthy one!!

Prathibha said...

Healthy dosa...and love that juice too

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful, healthy and fantastic savoury pancakes, love the addition of sesame seeds...

Rachana Kothari said...

The Dosa look yummy and different:) Great recipe:)

Chitra said...

Healthy pancake !! Nice entry :)

AshKuku said...

What do I say about that splendid click????? Very perfect in its look & tempting too.... perfect round one.... Healthy to ek dum phaadke hain.... All those legumes in one prep....WOW!!!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

lata raja said...

Sure you can get innovative when kids demand something out of the ordinary. You have combined all goodness in one.

Nandini said...

Healthy dosa! It's crispy and crunchy!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I really like all ur recipe...they are very unique and health.I have prepare another version by adding rice...I should prepare again once my batter is over and add sesame as u have mentioned ..looks so mouth-watering and would be perfect for my daughter:)

notyet100 said...

platter looks yummy,..

Anncoo said...

WOW! Healthy pancake ;DD

Vrinda said...

Nice and unique dosa...yumm

Mane said...

Indeed a wholesome one! looks delicious

Anshika said...

Another healthy recipe from you. Wonderful. The things you tell us about in the know your facts is really very eye opening.

Parita said...

Pancakes look very healthy and fulfilling, very nice recipe!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Learning more healthy recipes from you.....nice one

Gulmohar said...

Healthy and yummy breakfast :-)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Perfect healthy breakfast

PJ said...

Dosa with sesame seeds looks so delicious and so very healthy for you too!

ruchikacooks said...

Glad that I wrote the post M! And you should pat yourself for hosting the event..

I just wanted to ask you, even I took sudafed but have you ever noticed the water(mucus) come out after taking that medicine? within 15 mins I feel better but where does it all go? it gets congested in the chest?

Shri said...

That looks so yummy!

kothiyavunu said...

Interesting and healthy breafast..Sounds great!!

Mriganayani said...

What a wonderful idea to get so much goodness into little ones.

Looks great!

ruchikacooks said...

Goodo, will try that as well and update it..I almost get one a week so variety is welcome, given the headaches it causes..

I asked you coz this year, I got the same heavyness again and finally was given steroid nasal drops to make all that water drain out as it had accumulated inside..Dont want to fill your lovely space about that...but I am told even nyquil will thicken the mucus instead of getting it out..and I want it to get out of my system..

My sis has a 3 yr old kid and she told me the thyme thing..she uses the thyme bundle to prevent kiddo from getting a head-cold.

simply.food said...

Lovely recipe and healthy too.

Katy ~ said...

Just when I think there is nothing interesting for breakfast, you make this. Would love to try one of these.

Dolly said...

That is one Healthy and delicious breakfast. Ur Pancake /dosha look inviting and crispy.

Cham said...

I like the way u topped the seeds in last pict! nutty and protein pack breakfast!

priya said...

hi dear,

thx for visiting my blog and for those lovely comments....u ve a wonderful space and all yummy recipes..glad to follow u...do keep in touch!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Absolutely healthy one and adding sesame seeds on the top looks so nice and nodoubt will taste yum.
Next time while making this adai,add a handful of samba rava(dalia)to it while soaking the lentils.will taste yum and also good for health

PriyaVaasu said...

What a Healthy and a filling breakfast!!!!

Tina said...

Healthy breakfast recipe....

Rohini said...

hearty, filling breakfast recipe!! Loved the goodness loaded in the dosa!

my kitchen said...

Lovely pancake,looks delectable

Varunavi said...

Healthy and excellent bfast

Padma said...

Nice healthy and filling breakfast. Never added peanuts in dosas. Should give a try sometimes.

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Sadhana,
Please collect your award from my blog:)
Thanks!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Very healthy and wholesome b'fast...lovely pics too..

Madhuram said...

That's an unique comibnation. I have never tried peanuts in dosa. Fermentation is not necessary? I have heard that if urad dal is added fermentation is a must or else it won't be digested well.

Reg. your query, 1/4 cup of brown rice flour is ok. Since brown rice is gluten free I'm not placing any minimum limit to be used.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

too gud girls..I like the addition of peanuts in the whole process.bookmarked!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, really appreciate it.
Jeyashri, in our household we are trying to practice grain free diet slowly, so cracked wheat will not work. That is the reason i didn't add rice also. Madhuram, i tried fermenting but i didn't like the taste. There was no problem in using this batter without fermenting.There are so many dishes made with Urad Dal in our house without fermenting like Vadai, Kali etc. So far never faced any issues.

Madhuram said...

Our chiropractor too is against soy products and we too are weighing its pros and cons. Hopefully we will be able to come to a conclusion very soon.

Nostalgia said...

Sounds like a winner breakfast to me. I love dosas

Madhavi said...

Helthy and very nice recipe!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Healthy and flavorful sesame dosa!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

healthy yummy breakfast...

Anupama said...

This is one wholesome meal I would say.

Deepa G Joshi said...

its true that we really do not pay attention to the breakfast..but looking at such wholesome dishes i dont think anyone of us would think of skipping their breakfast..nice and a quicky..

Spice said...

Love multi-legume dosas...this is one of the ways I get my little one to eat lentils.....another popular multi-legume dish in my house is multi-legume dhoklas, posted it couple of days back only...

Sara's Corner said...

nice and healthy recipe. Perfect for all the events. Thanks for participating in the event.

EC said...

Thats a very healthy and nutritious one..thanks for participating

TAZAIKA said...

a wholesome n healthy recipe.they look delectable

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the lovely entry

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