Moong Dal Dosa ( Idlis and Dosas )
by Tarla Dalal
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Just the beautiful golden colour of this Moong Dal Dosa is enough to make you drool! And fortunately it is so tasty it won’t let your appetite down. Made of parboiled rice and moong dal, soaked, ground and fermented, these dosas have a deliciously homely flavour and enticing crispness, which only fermented batter can bring about. It tastes different from regular dosas as it uses moong instead of urad and also has an equal proportion of dal and rice. You will love to have this for breakfast!
- Wash and soak the moong dal and par-boiled rice in enough water for at least 3 hours. Drain.
- Combine the moong dal and par-boiled rice in a mixer and blend till smooth using approx. 1¼ cups of water.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and cover with a lid and allow to ferment for at least 8 to 10 hours.
- Add the salt and approx. ¼ cup of water and mix well.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
- Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle.
- Smear a little oil over it and along the edges and cook on a high flame till the dosa turns brown in colour and crisp.
- Fold over to make a semi-circle.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make 14 more dosas.
- Serve immediately with coconut chutney and sambhar.
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