Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe

Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe

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The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your first trimester .

The fibre and vitamin content of the recipe is also good due to the addition of parboiled rice. Parboiled rice is a thick variety of unpolished rice that is used to make South Indian snacks like idlis and dosas .

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Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe recipe - How to make Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  10 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     15Makes 15 dosas
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  1. Wash and soak the moong dal and par-boiled rice in enough water in a deep bowl for at least 3 hours. Drain.
  2. Combine the moong dal and par-boiled rice in a mixer and blend till smooth using approx. 1¼ cups of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, cover it with a lid and allow it to ferment in a warm place for at least 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Add the salt and approx. ¼ cup of water and mix well.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  6. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle.
  7. Smear a little oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle or roll.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 14 more dosas.
  10. Serve immediately with and sambhar and coconut chutney.

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What are dosas?

  1. Simply put, the Dosa is a pancake. One of the most popular snacks in all of South India, over time it has become popular all over the country and globally too. Dosa is made by spreading a batter on a hot griddle and cooking it with a little oil, or sometimes even no oil, till it turns golden brown and crisp. While most people use a non-stick tava these days, you can also opt for a traditional iron tava, which will enhance the taste as well as give you a nutrient boost. The basic Dosa batter is made of rice and urad dal. The ingredients are soaked, ground into a fine batter and allowed to ferment for 8-10 hours. The Dosa can be enhanced by topping the dosa with spice powders like the Idli Milagai Podi or other ingredients like roasted coconut, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, etc., while it is still cooking. 
  2. Slight variations in the batter or cooking procedure yield marvelously different results. Take for example the famous Benne Dosa of Karnataka. A little puffed rice is used while making the batter, the dosa is cooked with butter, and only on one side without flipping. You get a spongy dosa with one side that is absolutely crisp and golden-red. The aroma of butter simply kills your will, and makes you succumb to the temptation!
  3. There are also dosas made with other combinations of cereals and lentils such as the PesarattuMoong Dal Dosa or Adai Dosa. The Neer Dosa of Karnataka is a lesser-known gem, which is definitely worth trying. You can make dosas with a mix of different grains like brown rice, nachni, sanwa, and so on. Instant dosas like Rava DosaRice Rava DosaInstant Oats Dosa and Buckwheat Dosa can be made in a jiffy by simply mixing readymade ingredients into a batter that is ready to cook. You do not have to ferment these batters. So, they are just perfect for hurried mornings, when you have not planned for breakfast the previous night. 
  4. Dosas are made even more exciting by stuffing them with awesome fillings. The most classic example of this is the Mysore Masala Dosa, which is lined with chutney and packed with potato bhaji. You can be creative with the stuffing, and throw in just about anything you want, from paneer to spinach. Try the Stuffed Sprouts Dosa and Stuffed Wheat Dosa. Delight your kids with the Stuffed Dosa Cones or Chocolate Dosa when they come home from school! 
  5. Dosas are usually served with Sambar and one or more chutneys. If the dosa itself is elaborate and spicy, go for a mellow chutney like Coconut Chutney. If it’s a plain dosa, go for something peppier like the Tomato Chutney or Coriander Chutney.  A very versatile category of snacks, Dosas can be made with varied ingredients, in varied forms and to suit anybody’s individual preferences. Check our collection of dosa recipes. So, do give it a try! 

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    Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
     on 16 Nov 21 10:26 PM

    Is par boiled rice and boiled rice the same
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi, No its not the same. par boiled rice is used for south indian recipes, and cooked rice is regualr rice which we cook.
    23 Dec 21 12:29 PM
    Moong Dal Dosa
     on 06 Sep 17 11:58 AM

    instead of parboiled rice can I use raw rice?
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    Tarla Dalal    Yes you can try with raw rice..
    13 Oct 17 03:33 PM
    Moong Dal Dosa
     on 27 May 15 09:11 PM

    tried this recipe with addition of ginger & green chillies. It turned out very well. tasty & healthy receipe.
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    Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the recipe. Keep cooking and posting your comments.
    13 Oct 17 02:58 PM
    Moong Dal Dosa
     on 11 Apr 11 12:56 PM

    Its too tasty and of course protein rich recipe. A great combination of Moong dal and rice