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Thursday, May 26, 2011

"For Little Tummies"- Spinach Dosa with Walnut or Peanut Chutney and Potato Bhaji

As a mother of two little kids,sometimes 'putting a meal together' seems like a problem solving process to me.There are various conditions- it has to healthy, can be ready in less time, it is not too tricky to make, can be made with ingredients that are on hand etc etc. With all the conditions...finally you should be able to make something that everyone in the family likes and tastes good too!
I thought this dosa was a good example of that.It is made from rice and urad flour (so no need to blend soaked rice and dal like in traditional dosas), has spinach for the 'health boost', the green color appeals kids, and it tastes good too!
Spinach Dosas:
2 cups Spinach washed and pureed
1 and 1/2 cup Rice flour
1 cup Urad flour
1/2 cup Sooji/Rava
1/4th cup Yogurt

1) Mix all the above together and add water to make a smooth batter.Let it soak for 30-40 mins.
2) On a non stick pan, apply oil . Add about 1/2 cup batter and spread to make a round.
3) Once golden brown on one side, carefully flip on the other side and let it cook for another minute or so.

4) Serve with Peanut Chutney or Walnut Chutney/ Potato Bhaji/Sambar

Walnut Chutney :

Peanut Chutney:

1/2 cup Roasted shelled peanuts
1 green chili
1 clove garlic
1/2tsp ginger paste
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Blend everything together in a mixer with little water to get a smooth consistency.

Potato Bhaji:

3 medium boiled potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 onion sliced
1tsp ginger garlic paste
few curry leaves
1 green chili sliced
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tsp Turmeric
1) Heat about 2tbsp oil.When it os hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin, onions,curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, chilies.Fry for 3-4 mins.
Add turmeric powder.
2) Add the chopped boiled potatoes, salt and mix.
3) Fry for a 2 mins and take off the flame.

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