Green Lentil Dosa
Ingredients for Dosa Batter
Green lentil – 1 cup
White Rice – 2 cup
Urdu dhal – 1/2 cup
Ginger 1 small piece
Red chilly – 4
Green chilly 6
Jeera- 1 teaspoon
Oil to make Dosa
Take 1 cup of green lentil and fill it with water enough to submerge all of the lentil and set aside until Lentil is soft. Which would be a good 3 to 4 hours.
Take 2 cups of white Rice and 1/2 cup of urda dhal in a bowl and add water until the rice and lentil are completely submerged under water and soak for about 3 to 4 hours .
Take all the other ingredients you need to grind like ginger, curry leaves, Red chilly, Green chilly and Jeera. You could add onion and cilantro leaves .
Use your blender and add the above ingredients little by little and grind them into a fine paste. Keep adding water from time to time when your blender fights with you. The batter should be thick and fine at the same time, so use water when needed only. Add required salt which would be about 1 1/2 tablespoon for this particular quantity. Don’t forget to add salt, that’s an agent which helps with fermenting.
If you are planning to have Dosa , then you need to plan in advance to have the necessary ingredients soaked and grinded the previous day. Allowing the batter to ferment adds more taste.
After grinding the batter you pour in a container with a lid and leave it on your kitchen counter for sometime . At the end of your day make sure to put the Batter in the Refrigerator before you go to sleep.
The next day you could have for breakfast or dinner, which ever you want. Take a nonstick flat pan, and allow the pan to heat. Take a ladle and pour one ladle of Batter on the pan. When the batter hits the pan, you will hear it sizzle, which means your pan is ready to pour. You can check for the heat of the pan by spraying little water on the pan and see if it sizzles.
After you poured the batter don’t wait for too long, move the batter in circles until the dosa is thinned out on the pan. If you wait for too long the batter will start cooking and cannot be moved around. If you want your Dosa to be crisp, you need to spread the Dosa batter well.
After the batter is spread on the pan, use a tablespoon of oil and spread it around the edges of the dosa. You will see the oil sizzling and the dosa turning to golden color. Then you take the dosa, with a flat spatula and turn the dosa to the other side and add little bit of oil, so both sides would get cooked well.