Saturday, July 30, 2011

Brown Rice Masala Dosa

Brown rice is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, selenium, manganese, and the vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6. Brown rice is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and gamma-oryzanol. White rice is brown rice that has had essential nutrients removed when processed in order to make it easier and faster to cook, and to give it a longer shelf life. This is accomplished by removing the bran, and with it, minerals and vitamins that are necessary in our diet.

Health Benefits of Brown Rice
  • helps aid digestion
  • relieve constipation
  • cure diarrhea
  • good body building food
  • promote strong healthy hair, teeth and nails
  • control cholesterol
  • beneficial for stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • help control blood sugar
  • help reduce risk of colon cancer

Seeing all these benefits on the web I decided to make dosa with brown rice and I'm very happy with the result. After trying the dosa with brown rice, now I've stopped using white rice for dosa.

Ingredients for Masala

Medium Sized Potatoes -2
Onion Chopped - 1
Green chillies sliced - 2
Green peas -1/2 cup
Grated ginger - 2 tsp
Bengal gram - 2tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Sambhar masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves.
Cilantro to garnish

Wash and boil the potatoes. Cool and mash them. In a skillet add oil. When oil is hot add mustard seeds and let it pop. Add bengal gram, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger paste, following by onion. When onion is transparent add sambhar masala and turmeric powder. Add potatoes, peas ans salt and saute for some time. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Ingredients for Dosa
Brown Rice - 2 cups
Beaten Rice - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Wash and soak rice and dal and fenugreek seeds separately overnight. Another morning soak beaten rice for 30 min before starting grinding. Grind everything in a smooth paste. Add salt and mix the batter very well. Let it ferment for 7-8 hrs. If the weather is cold, put it in the warm oven to ferment.  Take care to ferment it in a big mixing bowl with enough space to rise the batter. 
Heat the non stick griddle on medium heat. The griddle should be hot enough that when you sprinkle a few drops of water on it, they sizzle and evaporate. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it out as thick or as thin as you want with the back of the ladle. The beauty of this batter is that both thick and paper thin dosas come out so well. Drizzle some oil around or use a non stick cooking spray and flip to the other side to cook it thoroughly. Dollop a spoon of the prepared masala  and place it in the centre of the Dosa. Close one end of the dosa over the other and serve on a platter with Sambhar for coconut chutney.

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  1. OMG! that's really awesome recipe!!!

  2. Thats a healthy recipe and delicious dosa...

  3. Yep...this is do healthy n crispy dosa...I too have dried dosa n idly with brown rice..result was so satisfying,yours also looks great!!!

  4. Crispy and healthy dosa. Looks lovely.

  5. very healthy and yummy dosa.
    indu srinivasan

  6. A wonderful-looking and healthy dosa :-)

  7. Just what the doctor prescribed -- delicious and healthy too!

  8. Such a healthy, crispy & delicious dosa!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Healthy n delectable ~ good one!
    US Masala

  10. Healthy and tasty dosa. Nice way to use brown rice.

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  11. So crisp and delicious dosa...
    Thanks for the wishes and comments.
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  12. hello dear...very nice dosa...very healthy and tasty....

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  13. That sounds SO delicious. I've been eating a lot of brown rice - and wild rice - and they're both so good.

  14. Delicious and healthy dosa..nice recipe dear..

  15. wow you are extremely talented Vatsala. your craft corner works are mind blowing.
    the red rice dosai looks wonderful. healthy and yummy.

  16. Nice and healthy-looking dosa! Thank you so much for contributing to Healing Foods.

  17. hi dear,

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  18. ohh....thanks for sharing the healthy recipe dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  19. That dosa looks all nice and crispy it should be!

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  20. Wow..a healthy masala dosa..Very innovative !!



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