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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Beetroot Dosa (Pancake - South Indian Breakfast)

          Dosa or Pancakes are shallow fried South Indian breakfast which has become very popular every where. They are both delicious and nutritious and can be enjoyed anytime of the day along with sambar (lentil) and coconut chutney for a light and satisfied meal.

          It is prepared from fermented rice-lentil mix and can be made more nutritious by adding any veggie of your choice. The most common being spinach, carrot, beetroot, onion or tomatoes. So here is a simple and healthy dosa made with the goodness of beetroot, which are boiled and pureed before mixing with the dosa batter.

  • 500 gms. dosa batter
  • 1 small beetroot, boiled and pureed
  • oil to shallow fry
  • sambar and coconut chutney to serve

          Mix the beetroot paste with the batter and keep aside. To make the dosa, heat a tawa / griddle. Drizzle 1/2 tsp. oil and spread around. Sprinkle some water. After it sizzles off, wipe dry with a tissue paper. This ensures a non-stick coating.

          Pour a ladle of the batter and spread in a circular motion with the back of the ladle. Drizzle some oil around the edges and over it. Fry for a minute or two on low flame till one side turns light brown.

          Flip it over and cook the other side too. Make similar dosas with the remaining batter. Each time you make a dosa, rub a cut onion on the tawa for easy removal of the dosa. Serve them hot with sambar and chutney.

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