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Instant Methi Leaf Dosa (Fenugreek Leaf Pancake) Recipe

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Instant methi leaf dosa (fenugreek leaf pancake)

Instant methi leaf dosa (fenugreek leaf pancake)

Healthy and Delicious Breakfast or Dinner

Incorporating methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) into your diet has many health benefits. It may help reduce the risk of diabetes, promote milk production in breastfeeding women, and reduce the risk of heart and blood pressure problems.

Methi leaves have a pleasant aroma, are smooth in texture, and cook easily. Though they are slightly bitter, you may not notice the bitterness once you cook them with spices and herbs. To be honest, everyone in my family loves its mild bitterness.

Instant methi leaf dosa served with coconut chutney is a good choice for breakfast or dinner during a holiday.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

12 min

12 min

24 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 small cup rice flour
  • 1/2 small cup semolina (upma rava)
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • a few cumin seeds
  • 1 heaped cup methi leaves, stems removed and leaves finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small cup curd or yogurt, medium sour
  • 1/2 teaspoon eno fruit salt or baking soda (I used eno fruit salt)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon clarified butter or oil, for cooking each dosa

Instructions

  1. Make a paste of the ginger, green chili, and cumin seeds.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, chopped onions, chopped methi leaves, and the paste from step 1. Mix well.
  3. Add curd or yogurt and salt. Mix well. Adding water little by little, stir the batter to get a dropping consistency batter. Ensure that there are no lumps in it and it's smooth. Cover and rest it for 10 minutes.
  4. After resting, the batter should be thicker. It should be neither too thin nor too thick. To adjust the consistency, if needed, add some more water and stir well.
  5. Add Eno fruit salt or baking soda. Gently mix it into the batter. The batter should slightly increase in volume.
  6. Heat a pan over medium heat for cooking. Grease the pan with some oil or ghee.
  7. Add 1 1/2 ladles full of batter in the center and slightly spread it. Cover the pan with a lid. Add a few drops of oil or ghee to the top.
  8. When the edges become golden brown, flip it, and cook the bottom side until golden brown spots appear all over. Making a dosa should take about 90 seconds.
  9. When both sides are cooked, remove it with a spatula and place it on a serving plate. Make more dosas with the remaining batter.
  10. Serve dosas hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy the irresistible flavor!

Picture Tutorial

Step one:  Add wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, and ginger-green chili-cumin paste to a mixing bowl.

Step one: Add wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, and ginger-green chili-cumin paste to a mixing bowl.

Add chopped methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)

Add chopped methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)

Add chopped onions

Add chopped onions

Mix well

Mix well

Step two: Add curd and salt. Mix well.

Step two: Add curd and salt. Mix well.

Adding water little by little, make a dropping consistency batter. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

Adding water little by little, make a dropping consistency batter. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

Step three: Add Eno fruit salt or baking soda to the batter. Gently mix it. The batter should increase in volume. The batter should be neither too thick nor too thin. Adjust the consistency by mixing water into the batter.

Step three: Add Eno fruit salt or baking soda to the batter. Gently mix it. The batter should increase in volume. The batter should be neither too thick nor too thin. Adjust the consistency by mixing water into the batter.

Step four: For making dosas, heat a pan and grease it with some oil or ghee. Add 1 1/2 ladle full of batter and slightly spread it. Add a few drops of ghee or oil to the top. Keep the pan at medium-low heat and cover the pan.

Step four: For making dosas, heat a pan and grease it with some oil or ghee. Add 1 1/2 ladle full of batter and slightly spread it. Add a few drops of ghee or oil to the top. Keep the pan at medium-low heat and cover the pan.

When the edges become golden brown, flip it. Add some oil or ghee to the top. Allow the bottom side also cook nicely and get golden brown spots. Remove and place it on a plate. Serve hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy!

When the edges become golden brown, flip it. Add some oil or ghee to the top. Allow the bottom side also cook nicely and get golden brown spots. Remove and place it on a plate. Serve hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy!

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 16, 2021:

This appears a yummy dish. Thanks for sharing.

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