Friday, July 1, 2016

Healthy Oats-horse gram doddak/dosa

Doddak is a GSB style thick pancake/dosa made with fermented batter usually
made of lentil and rice. have used the same recipe and made it more healthy by adding oats. Eating a healthy diet is getting more popular these days specially with the rise in obesity. One of the best ways to get fiber into our diet is to eat whole grains.
       Horse gram is a reddish brown legume with many health benefits. it's not only filling, eating horse gram will make you feel fuller for longer. Along with horsegram ,i have also used oats. I use oats at least 3 to 4 times a week for making different foods like dosa, porridge, upma, masala oats and different types of soups . Most of these easy oats recipes are a good alternate to an elaborate meal. 

Ingredients :

  1. Horse gram-1 cup
  2. Rice(dosa)-2 cups
  3. Urad dal-1/4 cup
  4. 0ats-3 cups (i've used Quaker Oats)
  5. Salt to taste
Method ;
  • Wash & Soak urad dal and Horse gram for 5-6 hours in 4-5 cups of water.
  • Soak rice separately  for an hour. 
  • First grind urad-Horse gram with the 2 cups of water(use the same water in which you have soaked urad and Horse gram ).You can add more water if needed.The batter should be light and fluffy.
  • Next in the same jar add soaked rice and Oats  and grind to smooth paste.
  • Now mix both the batter and let it stand overnight or at least 7-8 hours for fermenting.
  • Next day add salt to taste and adjust the batter with little water if it is too thick.
  • Heat a non stick pan or iron griddle. Apply ghee and then pour two ladles of dosa batter in the center. If the batter has fermented well, when the dosa starts to cook, holes will form on the surface, this is what you are looking for that perfect doddak/dosas. Cover it with a lid and let cook till one side is done. Now turn the dosa and cook again till both the sides are golden brown.
  • Remove it on a plate and serve hot with chutney of your choice.