>> Thursday, March 25, 2010
Anyway I tried compensating at least one meal. Tough times won't last long, so here I am in a much better situation, being able to manage things to an extent. In fact I have gone back to my diet regime. The major dish that helped me in this aspect was the Goduma Dosa, when rolling out or even cooking those rotis sounded tough, these quick doses came as a big help.
If plain goduma dosa bores you, then spice it up by mixing in Green chili paste, or add vegetables or even onions would really help. When you are on diet there is no need to eat boring stuffs right.
So here is the plan, when rolling out Phulkas sound like a herculean task, try these Dosas with Wheat flour
1. Plain Goduma Dosa
2. Spiced Goduma Dosa with either Red chili powder or Green Chili paste
3. Vegetable Goduma Dosa
4. Goduma Uthapam with Onions.
The famous Andhra Pesarattu is made with Whole Moong Dal. When we don't add the rice flour, the dosas/ pesarattus comes out soft. But as a replacement for nutrition, it is really good.
With the Vada Pappu I offered as prasadam on Sri Rama Navami, I didn't want to make the salad with the whole lot. Instead ground it to make dosas for the lunch.
Pesara pappu Dosa / Pesarattu / Split Yellow Moong Dal Dosa
Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 -3 tsp
Cumin Seeds - for garnish
Grated Ginger (opt)
Method to prepare:
Wash and soak yellow moong dal for 30 - 40 mins. Drain and grind to a smooth paste. Add salt.
Heat a tawa and grease with oil. Pour one ladleful of batter and spread as you would a regular dosa.
Sprinkle the cumin seeds, Onions and ginger if you are using on the top. Sprinkle little oil. Cook on medium flame to ensure it gets cooked well.
Then flip to the other side and cook again.
With one cup, you would get about 4 medium sized dosas.
Serve with Chutney or Dal.
How is everybody's diet going on?