Friday, July 26, 2013

Palak Dose | Spinach Dosa Recipe ( With video tutorial) : Left over delicacy

Dosa or Dosai is an everyday affair for most of the South Indians. We always keep the batter in our refrigerator.

I have mentioned a zillion times before that it's mostly dosas for breakfast at my in-law's place.
My mom-in-law makes sufficient dosa batter for all of us. We would be around ten people at home & we all take turn in preparing the dosas. When she feels, the batter would be short for one or two people, she immediately comes up with some innovative ideas to increase the dosa batter. Here are some of her ideas.

  • Add finely chopped onions, bell peppers, some grated carrots, grated ginger & chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix some urad dal powder & rice powder to the batter. Adjust the consistency. Prepare dosas.
  • Make uppu huli dose (recipe will be up soon) using any greens.
  • Add few tablespoons of rice flour, finely chopped spinach & onion. Adjust the consistency & make dosas.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: About 2 mins for each dosa
Serves: 2-3 (makes about 10 dosas)



Ingredients:
For the batter:
Dosa batter: 2 cups, preferably sour ( a couple of days old)
Rice flour: 1/4th cup
Finely chopped spinach: About 1 cup, 
Finely chopped onion: 1/2 cup
Water: As needed to adjust the batter consistency
Salt: About 1/2 tsp, more or less
Sugar: a pinch, optional

For cooking the dosa:
Oil: few drops for each dosa.



Method:
Mix all the ingredients mentioned for the batter (except water) in a bowl. Add water slowly & adjust the consistency of the batter. Keep the batter a little thick (same as set dosa batter)
Heat the skillet. When hot, make dosa (refer to the video below).

I normally cook the dosa covered for about a minute on medium heat. Then flip the dosa & cook it on the other side for about 30 secs.
Remove the dosa from the skillet & repeat the procedure.



Notes:

  • I had less batter. So, I added some rice flour to increase the batter. You don't have to add rice flour if you have enough dosa batter.
  • Also, the above mentioned measurements are eyeballed. Use this as a reference to make your own!