This dosa is a soft variety and not the crispier kind (like the masala or paper dosa) so its perfect for kids/toddlers too. However I do like to add a bit of rice flour to get some crispier edges. Finely grated zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and finely chopped red onions are my veggies of choice for this dosa as these blend really well in the batter and making it a great way to sneak in a colorful variety of veggies. I like how the veggies impart their color and flavor to the batter. I usually leave out the green chillies as I make the same batter for all of us and my Toddler is yet to love spicy food. But you can definitely add green chillies and other spice powders you like.
Now to the recipe...
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of rice flour (optional)
1 and 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
5-6 curry leaves (optional)
1/4 cup each of finely grated zucchini, yellow squash and carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
handful of chopped coriander leaves
2 - 3 cups of water
Some oil for cooking the dosa
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients like wheat flour, rice flour, salt, pepper , asafoetida and cumin seeds. Add 2 cups of water and make a smooth batter. Add the grated veggies, onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves and adjust water if required. Let it rest for 15 mins.
In the mean while heat the Tava (flat griddle) on medium heat until its hot. Slightly greese the tava if its not nonstick variety. Mix the batter and pour a laddle or two of the batter and move the laddle/spoon in circular motion moving from the inside to the out to spread the batter uniformly. Don't make the dosa too thin. Pour a spoonful of oil around the dosa. Let it cook for couple of mins and then loosen the dosa from the edges and flip it. Let the other side cook completely and then remove from the tava. Repeat these steps with the remaining batter to make dosas.
- Quantity and type of veggies can be added as per preference
- You can also add chopped green chillies or red chilli powder for some spice.
- For a crispier dosa add more quantity of rice flour.
- You can even make this dosa with simple addition of onion, chillies and coriander and it will still taste good.
- I usually add the curry leaves and zeera directly to the batter but you can also do a tadka of mustard seeds, curry leaves, zeera, hing and green chillies and then add it to the batter.
That's it, our delicious, nutritious and Instant Whole Wheat Vegetable Dosa is ready. Serve it hot with some Chutney and Dosa Bhaji on the side.