When I was searching for a variety of recipes on moong dal I ran across Manjula video on how to make moong dal dosa. I still had about a cup of split mung beans leftover just enough to try making this.
I did it pretty much to the recipe, with just a few changes...or additions. This is what the mung beans look like before they are soaked.
They don't change too much just plump up a little. I did add some garlic cloves to the beans as they soaked, and I soaked them overnight just because of the timing. You can soak them for the four hours.
I did mine in the food processor just because it was already out when we made Maranda's peanut butter. In the food processor you add the beans, about a quarter slice of ginger, chili pepper (depends on how spicy you what it to what kind you use or not) 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp salt and some water, about 1/2 cup but add it as you go until you get the right consistency. I added a little dill and the garlic that was soaking with it.
To a sauce pan I added a tablespoon of oil about 2 medium boiled potatoes diced, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup green peas. In a tiny skillet in a little hot oil add a pinch of hing, 1/2 Tbsp black mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds until it sizzles and pops. Then add to the potatoes and sir in 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice (I just squeezed some over it) and some chopped cilantro.
I took about half a cup of the bean puree and ladled (or poured) it on large non stick skillet. It worked well with the back of a large plastic spoon to spread it circular and outward motion, smoothing as you go. When it starts to brown a little around the edges and firm up you drizzle a little oil around the edges and over the top. You don't need much oil. Then with the back of a pancake flipper, just spread the oil over the top, like Manjula did.
Then when it's ready...flip it...easy breezy! After a little while, flip it again so the pretty side shows after you fill it, and finish.
Place the potato mixture in the center like you would fill a crepe.
Flip one side over it, then the other side, and there you have it.
Ta-da! You can serve it with some sambal, or your favorite chutney. Traditionally it is eaten with coconut chutney, but I didn't learn how to make that yet. It's next on my list. (I know I did this backwards). Of course Maranda ate hers with sour cream!
I will definitely make this again, everyone liked it. I was able to bring out my Indian Spice Box, which I just love, it comes in so handy.
We had it for lunch, but it would be a great dish for breakfast too. You can seal the mixture in a airtight container use it at a later time, like breakfast!
I am so impressed that you made dosa! It's too intimidating for me! But it's my husband's favorite Indian treat, hands down!ReplyDelete
Yummy.......the dosas look SO good but then again I love anything Indian. Guess what I'm trying my hand at making today? Stroopwaffels....yes! I'll let you know how they go this evening :-)! Enjoy the weekendReplyDelete
Hi Lynd, you're making it looks so easy! hehe... I normally have this at my friend's Indian store. It taste wonderful with curry sardine too!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Kristy @ the 9 fingers...hehe...
I was actually quite pleased with how it turned out. You should try it. Just call me and I'll walk you through it...hehe! (but I don't think you'll need that)
Thanks, it was good. Yay! I was hoping I could learn how to make stroopwafels from you! Can't wait!
Mmm...I'll have to try it with curry sardines! Thanks! Take care!
Dosa? We refer to this as thosai...should be the same thing, just different spelling:D My favourite indian food. I eat this whenever I have a craving for indian food. Yours look very crispy and delicious!I usually had mine with dhal.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeannie, a lot of the dosa/thosai also have rice in them as well.ReplyDelete
Dosa!! wow..and you do make it sound not super difficult. Its saturday morn and now I am craving for this. :( sighReplyDelete
Mmmm, this looks delicious! I love all the great ethnic foods you prepare.ReplyDelete
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this is such an easy and wonderful recipe! i have some moong daal sitting in my cabinets too, and I am thinking this looks like the best way to use it up. i like the less hours of soaking part too,ReplyDelete
This is something I would never think to make but it looks so good and not difficult at all! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Perfect dosa. Looks excellent and mouthwatering. I so love dosa in any form made with any batter! Try the one with rice batter too. You will fall in love all over again. Happy weekend dear!ReplyDelete
Wow, these sound delicious! I have some split peas in my pantry. I will surely have to try your recipe!ReplyDelete
Lovely dish. Very intersting never tried anything like it. Thank you for sharing this with us. Cheers!ReplyDelete
Looks super GREAT.....Late night blog hopping.....ReplyDelete
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une recette qui me plait beaucoup et qui à l'aire très goûteuse, j'adoreReplyDelete
I've never made dosa and love your step by step instructions, Lyndsey! The potato/pea filling for your "crepes" has great flavor.ReplyDelete
Very interesting! Thanks for introducing me to something new!
Your spice box looks handy, I always thought it requires like more than 10 Indian spices. Thanks for changing my opinion, I will probably buy one myself then.ReplyDelete
The dish is new to me, I will try it out!
Very Cool Lyndsey,ReplyDelete
My next Open House Saturday dinner was supposed to be Indian but I had to put it on hold for a While... But, it doesn't mean I can't make this dish for myself! Thanks, looks great.
This looks good. Impressive.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone, It was fun to do and easy enough to try, and it was so good my daughter even liked it!!have fun!ReplyDelete
I enjoy dosa and love your take on them :)ReplyDelete
Greetings from Japan! There're many Indian restaurants in Tokyo, but only some can serve dosa. Amazing to see the cooking process, thanks to share :)ReplyDelete
Wow, I cant believe you made your own dosa! I thought that was only done in restuarants! Awesome job.ReplyDelete
Ooh, looks like something different to try. I don't think I've ever had something quite like this before! I'm excited to try it!ReplyDelete
Dahl Tosai is one of my favourite tosai though I've never tried making it at home before..ReplyDelete