March 26, 2012

Cornmeal Dosa | Cornmeal Crepes | Instant Dosa

Craving for a quick mini meal post work or too lazy to make breakfast or dinner? Then, this instant healthy Cornmeal Dosa is for you :) Actually, necessity is the mother of invention, dont you think so? Mom kept referring to the packet of Cornmeal that I bought earlier this month while on a food-store spree :) her inventory skills are sooo much better than mine, she keeps mentioning I could start a mini grocery store anytime soon with all the mindless (sometimes) purchases I make :) 
I knew I could make Muffins using these (which I dutifully did), use as topping for patties / cutlets (which I also did). And finally made these yummy fluffy Cornmeal Dosas, to which the base was Oats. And how healthier can it get ? Although kiddo wasnt temped to have any (coz it wasnt crispy enough for her), we all liked it and its definitely going to be a regualr on the breakfast table.

Sending this to BM # 14 under Dosa Varieties. Check out the other marathoners here.

Prep time  - 15 mins. 
Cooking time - 15 mins
Makes - 6 - 8 dosas (crepes)

Ingredients:
  • Cornmeal - 1 cup
  • Oats (Dry roasted) - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rava - a handful ( I did not add)
  • Sour buttermilk - 3/4 cup (add 1/2 cup first and gradually increase quantity)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Onions chopped - a handful (optional)
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2 (minced fine)
  • Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro & curry leaves - few
  • Oil - to fry the dosas


Method:
1) Mix the dry ingredients first : Cornmeal, salt, Oats & Rice flour. Add buttermilk to this little by little and make the batter to a flowing consistency. If required, add a little water.
2) Now add chopped onions, rava (if using), chillies, ginger, curry leaves and cilantro. Mix well. Check for salt and spice once more
3) Heat a tava / skillet to high. Spinkle water to check if the water sizzles. Take a ladleful of batter and spread  thick or thin in concentric circles. Turn heat to medium. Drizzle oil around the edges and cook for 1-2 mins.
4) Flip over and cook again for 30 seconds. 
5) Serve hot with any chutney or sambhar. 

17 comments:

  1. the dosa looks grt yaar...innovative:))

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  2. Healthy ingredients added to the dosa.. nice recipe.

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  3. delicious dosas..looks nice n crispy..yumm

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  4. Wow cornmeal and oats interesting..nice one

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  5. Wow cornmeal and oats interesting..nice one

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  6. nice use of different grains

    Mireille

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  7. Love instant dosas..cornmeal is good for a change from the regular!

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  8. Love Instant dosa's, comes handy all the time!!! Cornmeal dosa looks yum!!!!

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  9. Innovative. Never heard of this before!

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  10. I too make cornmeal dosas but differently. Your version too sounds interesting!

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  11. dosa look great and delicious .........

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  12. this is such an interesting blend...must try for me

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  13. Wowwww.... Looks simply amazing and tempting.. awesome job dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. I have never tried cornmeal dosa. It looks very appetizing.

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  15. Love the dosa. I love it when i use buttermilk in my dosa.

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