Showing posts with label Urid Dal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Urid Dal. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rava Set Dosa

Rava /Rave /Semolina is one of the grain which helps you to prepare some food quickly. Semolina is a wheat rava and it is healthy to use it.
I have prepared prepared set dosa with medium sized rava and urid dal. It is soft, fluffy, yummy and of course it is healthy.

Let us see some benefits of eating Rave/Rava/Sooji / Semolina
Rava / Semolina is a coarse  flour made from durum wheat. Rava is rich in protein and fiber. So rava is digested slowly and keeps you full for a long time. It has good amount of vitamins. Rava has good source of iron and magnesium. These minerals helps and support red blood cell production and blood sugar control. Rava /Semolina is good for weight loss, for good heart health.
Here steamed /cooked plain rava is added to ground urid dal. It is idli batter actually and I made use for Fluffy dosa/dose.
Let us see the recipe now :
Pressure cook Rava in a container and keep it aside to cool. ( No water to rava while cooking). You can use weight to cook Rava. It is just like you are cooking rice. But not to add water to rava. It should be dry.

Things Needed :

Urid dal : 1 Cup
Steamed Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Soak urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and grind it with required water. (I have used grinder).
2. Take out the ground urid batter to a big bowl and add salt and steamed rava.
3. Mix it well and leave it for fermentation.
4. Next morning Mix the Rava dosa batter nicely. Add water if required. It should be idli batter consistency.
5. Keep tava /pan on the fire and heat.

6. Clean the pan with a clean kitchen tissue.
7. Sprinkle some oil and put a ladle of oil. Do not spread much.
8. Cover and cook on low flame.  Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of oil on the top. Turn the other side and cook.

9. Take it out from the pan and serve hot Rava Set Dosa with the side dish you have prepared.

10.We had it with Honey and pickle.

Note :

Rava should be cooked well to get good taste. No need to add any methi seeds or avalakki. We are using more Urid dal. Cook on medium and low flame. Adding ghee/ butter instead of oil to cook dosa is optional. It taste heavenly.
Time : Urid dal soaking time 3 Hours + Fermentation + Over Night + Dosa preparation 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.
Grind a cup of Urid dal with required water and take it out to a big bowl.

How to cook/steam Plain dry rava....? 

1. Keep pressure cooker on the fire.
2. Put some water and place the cooker plate.
3. Keep a small bowl upside down.
Placing the bowl upside down.
 4. Put Rava in a clean dry bowl. Keep it on the bowl. (Which is already placed up side down). Cover with a clean plate.

Placing Rava bowl in cooker.
 5. Close the lid and Keep cooker weight after it pushes the air out of the knob.

Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
6. Open the lid and take out cooked rava and let it cool.

8. Add little water and mix it nicely. ( Once the rava cools down completely).
Add little water once the rava cools down.
9. Add rava mixture to ground urid batter and add salt. Mix it well and let it ferment over night or 5 to 6 hours.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Urid - Moong Dal Harka Kadubu & Dosa

Kadabu is one of idli family. We do prepare different varieties of kadubu. This Kadubu is done with Moong dal, urid dal and harka/Araka. Araka or Harka is one of the siridhanya's grain. It is just like foxtail millet or little millet.

Use of Siri Dhanya /Millets is definitely benefits our health. It is free of gluten, and full of fiber. It is digested easily but slowly. It is good for diabetic, high blood pressure or any other related problems.
Let us see the recipe Now>
I have soaked urid dal and moong dal, Harka/Kodo Millet separately for 3 to 4 hours. Then grinding with green chilly, pepper pods, an inch of ginger and little coconut.
Harka is to like rava consistency means it should not be powdered completely. The dals should be into fine paste.
I have cooked this batter with out fermenting and I used a teaspoon of Eno. Eno helps to digest the food easily and turns the food soft and fluffy.
I kept some remaining batter to ferment and prepared dosa with that batter, which has turned so yummy and crispy.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Urid dal : 1 Cup
Moong dal : 1 Cup
Harka/Araka /Kodo Millet : 1/3 Cup
Coconut : 1 Cup /3 to 4 Tablespoons
Green chilly : 2
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Ginger : An inch
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Pepper Pods : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Eno Salt : 1 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and soak urid dal, moong dal and Harka/Kodo Millet separately for 2 to 3 houts.

2. Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chilly. Remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Cut into small pieces.

3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Grind Urid dal, moong dal, cut ginger, coriander leaves, curry leaves,  1/2 cup of coconut, green chilly, jeera and pepper with required water. Grind it nicely.
5. Grind Harka /kodo millet into rava consistency. Mix all the batter with required salt.

6. Apply little ghee/oil to a bowl and keep it ready.

7. Keep a idli cooker /pressure cooker on the fire, put some water and keep a bowl upside down.
8. Add a teaspoon of Eno Salt and mix the batter nicely. Spread some coconut on the top.

9. Put this batter to ghee spread bowl and keep this bowl in pressure cooker.

10. Close the lid and steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
11. Open the lid and take out the kadubu bowl.

12. Replace the kadubu to a plate. Put some coconut and press it slowly.
13. Cut this Kadubu into small pieces,add little more grated coconut and serve.

14. Serve with the side dish you have prepared.

Note : 

Add little water to grind and see that the batter is not so watery. It should be like idli batter. Adding jeera/cumin seeds and pepper helps to reduce the gas properties in dals and helps the food to digest easily. Use of Eno salt helps to soften the kadubu.
Time :
Soaking dals and Harka/Kodo millet : 3 Hours.
Grinding time :  5 Minutes.
Cooking time : 15 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .  

Dosa preparation :

Keep the remaining batter for fermenting. ( Over night ).

Next morning you can prepare dosas and enjoy.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wheat - Millet - Urid Dosa

Wheat - Millet /Jola - Urid Dosa is a healthy breakfast or snack food. It is simple and quick. It is diet, diabetic friendly Dosa and every one can enjoy having this dosa.

I have used urid dal, Wheat flour and Millet flour.
I have done in this way. Soak Urid dal and grind. In a bowl mix Millet and wheat flour with little water and grind it with required water. Now mix urid dal batter and mixed flour batter. Add required salt. Leave it for 5 minutes. Healthy Wheat - Millet - Urid dal dosa batter is ready to prepare dosa. The batter can be used as soon as you grind  or it can be fermented for 5 to 6 hours and then prepare dosa. The fresh batter turns dosa soft and the fermented batter helps the dosa to be crispy.
Diabetic Friendly, diet friendly, Millet Dosa / Dose is good for breakfast / snack or even dinner.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Urid dal : 1/2 Cup
Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Millet flour : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Water : As required
OIl /Ghee : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak Urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and grind it. Use required water. Keep it aside.

2. Take a bowl, add wheat and millet flour. Mix it with little water and grind it together.

3. Take a big bowl, add ground urid dal and millet flour mix. Add required salt. Mix it well. Leave
the batter for 5 minutes. Dosa batter is ready to prepare dosa.

4. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on it. Clean it with a clean kitchen tissue.
5. Take a ladle of wheat millet urid dosa batter and spread it on the tava. Let the fire on medium flame.

6. Add little oil on the top. Cover and cook for a minute. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds.
7. Wheat - Millet - Urid Dosa is ready to serve.

8. Serve with a side dish you have prepared. Add little ghee/butter on the top and serve.

9. Prepare dosas with remaining dosa batter.

Note :

Dosa batter consistency should be bit loose. So that it spreads easily and dosa turns crisp.
Adding ghee or butter while preparing dosa is optional. As I said earlier you can ferment the batter and prepare nice dosas. (It turns crisp and nice).
Time : Urid dal soaking time 2 to 3 hours + grinding 5 to 10 minutes + preparing dosa 20 minutes.
If fermenting another 5 to 6 hours.
Serves : 3 to 4.

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