Spinach Dosa (Pregnancy Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

Spinach Dosa (Pregnancy Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

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An innovative dosa of whole wheat flour and urad flour fortified with spinach purée offers you a great way to top up on iron. When you are pregnant, everybody keeps telling you to have more greens, especially spinach, which is a storehouse of iron. Spinach is also rich in vitamin A and folic acid, both of which are antioxidants that help fight harmful free radicals in the body, and are also essential for the healthy development of your baby’s skin.

  

Recipe Description for Spinach Dosa

Soaking time:  2 hours
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 8 dosas
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Ingredients

1/2 cup spinach purée , refer handy tip
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
salt to taste
2 tsp oil for cooking

For Serving
sambhar
coconut chutney

Method
  1. Combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds along with enough water in a deep bowl and soak for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer using ½ cup of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the urad dal-fenugreek seeds mixture into a deep bowl, add the spinach purée, whole wheat flour, salt and approx. 1 cup of water and mix very well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  5. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thin circle.
  6. Smear ¼ tsp of oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns light brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 to make 7 more dosas.
  8. Serve immediately with sambhar and coconut chutney.

Handy tip:

  1. Approx. 2½ cups of chopped spinach when blanched, drained and blended in a mixer gives ½ cup of spinach purée.
Nutrient values per dosa
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatFibreVitamin AFolic AcidIron
79 kcal 3.2 gm 12.8 gm 1.7 gm 1.3 gm 1202. 7 mcg 37.2 mcg 1.1 mg

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