Dosha benefits: Pitta & Vata
- 3 Cups Rice
- 1 Cup Urad Dal
- 4 medium potatoes
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ tsp mustard seeds
- 1 medium onion long thinly sliced
- 10 curry leaves
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves optional
Potato Masala Recipe:
- Boil potatoes until cooked and then drain and leave to cool.
- Mash the potatoes, leaving with some in chunks and some mashed.
- Heat coconut oil in saucepan and add mustard seeds.
- When the mustard starts pop, add chopped onion, curry leaves and turmeric.
- Sauté for around 10 minutes.
- Add salt, 1 cup water and stir well.
- Add the mashed potato, coriander leaves, coconut oil and mix well.
- Turn off and set aside.
- Soak urad dal and rice separately for minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
- Grind the urad dal separately till it becomes fluffy.
- Add soaked rice to this and grind to a smooth batter.
- Add little water and mix to get batter consistency.
- Add salt. Let it sit for a day or so to let it ferment.
- In cold countries, leaving the batter in the oven with the light on will aid in the fermentation process.
- After it ferments, you can make dosa immediately like you griddle pancakes.
- To make the dosas, put a non-stick frying pan on a medium to high heat and add a few drops of oil on the frying pan.
- Gently pour 1 cup of fermented dosa batter into the center of the frying pan.
- Spread the batter using circular movements.
- Add a little oil on top of the batter.
- After a minute or two when the edges start turning brown, flip the dosa and let it be for a minute.
- Add the prepared potato masala in the middle, fold the dosa and take it out of the pan.
- Serve hot with Chutney or Dosa Powder.
- Dosa has a healthy balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins. By fermenting, you are balancing the negative effects of the Urad protein which if taken directly might cause hyperacidity and flatulence.
Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.