Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make simple, nutritious, and tasty foods at home.
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.
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- 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
- Make a paste of the ginger, green chili, and cumin seeds.
- In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, chopped onions, chopped methi leaves, and the paste from step 1. Mix well.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add Eno fruit salt or baking soda. Gently mix it into the batter. The batter should slightly increase in volume.
- Heat a pan over medium heat for cooking. Grease the pan with some oil or ghee.
- 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.
- 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.
- When both sides are cooked, remove it with a spatula and place it on a serving plate. Make more dosas with the remaining batter.
- Serve dosas hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy the irresistible flavor!